Element DC®

Veterinary Chemistry Analyser

Chemistry done right for the veterinary professional.

  • Additional Testing With One Touch

    Add a new slide to test panel after analysis has begun.

  • Sampling Flexibility

    Choose the 1.5 mL heparinized sample tube, or pipette serum or plasma from regular green or red top tubes into a non-heparinized tube.

  • Powered by FujiFilm Technology

    Leveraging more than 75 years of dry chemistry research and development, including ISE electrolyte technology.

  • No Interference from Lipemic Samples

    Unlike with liquid chemistry solutions, dry chemistry significantly decreases the parameters impacted by hemolytic samples.

  • Stack and Run

    With the convenient stackable slide rack, load up to 22 tests (20 slides) at one time without jamming.

  • Convenience of E-Wrap Panels

    Pre-surgical, comprehensive and PLUS panels are a 1-step timesaver.

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Intuitive Multi-Functional Touchscreen

Efficient patient entry and quick results review.

Fast Time to Results

Three patient tests can be completed within 15 minutes.

Minimization of Waste

Slide spotting errors are prevented and waste is reduced.

Patient Staging

Load, program and start the next patient while the first patient is still processing.

One-Step Sampling

Heska's lithium heparin sample tubes go from centrifuge to analyser with no pipetting.

Rapid Data Retrieval

Access trending data from patient record and assign, un-assign or delete multiple items at once.

We've switched over 3 of our practices to Heska and it was a great move for our hospitals and our teams. We rarely have any issues with the equipment and the support provided has been excellent both over the phone and in person. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Heska team and the analysers that they provide. It has been a great business decision.

Dr. David Lee BVSc (Hons), MVSt, MANZCVSc (Avian Health, SAM)
Vet Ventures

Technical Details & Downloads

TEST MENU

Individual Slides

BUN, CREA, ALP, ALT, PHOS, GGT, TBIL, AST, GLU, TP, ALB, Ca, Mg, NH3, TRIG, LIP, AMY, CK, URIC, CHOL, TCO2 (for DRI-CHEM® 7000 and Element DC only), LDH, Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl-)

Panels

Pre-surgical Panel (ALP, ALT, BUN, CREA, GLU, TP)
Kidney Panel (ALB, BUN, CREA, Ca, PHOS, TP)
Liver Panel (ALB, ALP, ALT, GGT, GLU, TBIL)
Equine Panel (ALB, AST, BUN, CREA, Ca, CK, GGT, GLU, LDH, PHOS, TBIL, TP)
Comprehensive Panel (ALP, ALT, BUN, CREA, GLU, TP, TBIL, ALB, PHOS, Ca, CHOL, GGT)
Comprehensive Plus Panel(ALP, ALT, BUN, CREA, GLU, TP, TBIL, ALB, PHOS, Ca, CHOL, GGT, LIP, AMY, Mg, TRIG, AST, Na+, K+, Cl-)

Calculated Values

Globulin, Na+/K+ Ratio, Albumin/Globulin Ratio, Corrected Calcium, Estimated Osmolality, BUN/Creatinine Ratio

Flexible Slide Configuration

With the Element DC Analyser, configure profiles that you require without wasting tests that you don’t want. Add electrolytes and lipase to any sample run. Run a panel, run an individual slide, or combine panels and individual slides to create virtually unlimited options specific to your patients’ needs. And with weighted slide stabilisation, you can be sure your slides are transferred into the incubator seamlessly with no jamming.

Best-in-Class Dry Chemistry Technology

There are two types of biochemistry testing systems for clinical testing: those utilising liquid reagents and those that test based on dry reagents, which are easier to handle. Dry chemistry has been an accepted technology in medical laboratories for many years and numerous clinical evaluations have validated this technology against conventional wet chemistry analysis. Heska’s Element DC chemistry analyser is powered by FujiFilm technology and leverages more than 75 years of dry chemistry research and development. The state-of-the-art sample surface detection feature monitors air pressure changes and detects inadequate sample volume before the slide is wasted. Along with coated tips which prevent sample wicking and provide accurate delivery, the Element DC analyser brings advanced solutions to in-hospital chemistry testing.

No Interference from Lipemic Samples

Lipemia, haemolysis and icterus (hyperbilirubinemia) are common interferents in all clinical chemistry systems as shown below. Lipemia is the most common problem on liquid chemistry systems, because the turbidity associated with lipemia scatters light in the measurement of absorption by the reactant fluid.

Together, Heska and FUJIFILM are leading the way with technological advances that successfully eliminate lipemia as an interferent, while reducing the number of tests affected by icterus to a single parameter, and significantly decreasing the parameters impacted by haemolytic samples.

This is accomplished because the Element DC analyser uses reflectance (rather than absorbance) technology to measure the color reaction. This, along with the slide sample spreading layer, reduces the effect of light scatter on the sample. In addition, electrolytes which are measured by potentiometry are not affected by interfering substances at all.

Automated Dilution

Not all patient chemistry parameters fall within the measurable range of an analyzer. When an absolute value is critical to a diagnosis, treatment plan, or prognosis, the auto-dilution feature on the Element DC analyser gives you the information you need.

In cases where patient results are above the analysers’ measurable limits you can quickly obtain a result by performing a dilution in a few simple steps:

  1. Add your slides and sample tube.
  2. Place a dilution cup and diluent (distilled water) into the analyser.
  3. Add your tips.
  4. Select your dilution factor.

The sample rerun feature on the Element DC analyser eliminates data re-entry; your previous patient number, sample ID and reference interval are recalled with the touch of a button.

No manual pipetting or re-calculation required; the auto-dilution feature on the Element DC analyser does it all — minimizing the chance of error. These fully automated steps ensure dilution results are reliable and allow you to focus entirely on your patients.

Dimensions

Element DC Veterinary Chemistry Analyzer Dimensions

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