Beckman Coulter Diagnostics Receives CE Mark Clearance for its High-sensitivity Access hsTnI Assay

New assay enables hospitals to provide efficiency improvements in cardiac patient management

BREA, California, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Beckman Coulter Diagnostics announced today that it has received CE Mark clearance for a new high-sensitivity troponin (hsTnI) assay that aids in diagnosing myocardial infarction for patients presenting with chest pain or other ischemic symptoms.

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"The new, high-sensitivity assay provides much greater precision at very low levels of troponin," said Michael Samoszuk, M.D, vice president and chief medical officer, Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. "This gives clinicians greater confidence in interpreting test results from patients seeking emergency care due to chest pain."

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is committed to helping clinical partners focus on continuous improvement. The new high-quality hsTnI assay exemplifies this commitment by enabling hospitals to develop fast-track protocols, resulting in early discharge for patients with suspected myocardial infarction.

"Assays with improved sensitivity for the detection of troponin provide clinicians with opportunity to enhance patient care. In the emergency department, such assays allow safe, streamlined assessment of patients with possible heart attacks. There is significant potential for improved efficiency in management of emergency patients using high sensitivity assays such as the new Beckman Coulter hsTnI assay," said Louise Cullen, MBBS - emergency department physician and joint principal researcher in the ASPECT and ADAPT trials from Brisbane, Australia.

Because the Access hsTnI assay has excellent low-end sensitivity, it not only reliably measures very low levels of cardiac troponin I (cTnI), but also detects small differences in the cTnI level over time. In comparison to standard troponin assays, high-sensitivity assays demonstrate significantly improved precision at and below the 99(th) percentile upper reference limit (URL), allowing better discrimination of small differences in troponin values between serial measurements.

More precise determination of the 99(th) percentile URL has also led to an ability to report distinct reference ranges for men and women. Multiple studies confirm that high-sensitivity assays detect cTnl release earlier, increasing sensitivity for myocardial infarction diagnosis at presentation. This may help physicians to either rule in or rule out myocardial infarction earlier in the course of care.

The Access hsTnI assay is available for use on the Access 2, DxI and the entire Beckman Coulter family of Access immunoassay systems.

About Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics helps healthcare and laboratory professionals provide better patient care by delivering the accurate diagnostic information they need, when they need it. For more than 80 years, Beckman Coulter has been the partner of choice for healthcare organizations. Our scalable instruments, comprehensive diagnostic tests and business management services are trusted by hospitals, laboratories and other critical care settings around the world. We share in our customers' mission toward continuous improvement and quality patient care, because we believe when efficiency and clinical outcomes are improved, patients benefit, and we can move healthcare forward for every person.

Beckman Coulter, the stylized logo and the Beckman Coulter product and service marks mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Beckman Coulter, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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CONTACT: Angie Habis-Marchetti, Beckman Coulter Brand and Public Relations, 714-831-7850 > ahhabismarchetti@beckman.com; Betsy Watson, Beckman Coulter Brand and Public Relations, 714-961-4391 > bawatson@beckman.com

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