Gold Standard Technology
Trusted FujiFilm dry slide chemistry provides unsurpassed accuracy and reproducibility.
Set sample, load slides, walk away.
7” Color Touchscreen
Intuitive navigation with multi-functional interface.
Only 10uL Per Test Sample
Accommodates juvenile and exotic patients.
Easy integration with practice management systems.
Up to Five Samples Per Operation
Perform up to 190 tests per hour.
Stop overpaying for in-clinic blood testing and analysis.
Heska’s Reset program provides veterinarians with accurate, better and faster blood testing and analysis at 35% less cost than with other competitive in-house diagnostic laboratory services.
Easy Operation and 3 Step Measurements
ISE Electrolyte Technology
Reference lab technology with auto-cap feature maintains continuity of RE solution
Store 50 pipette tips at one time, load samples and walk away.
Trusted Dry Slide Technology
Proven and unsurpassed accuracy and reproducibility
Bi-directional communication with practice management software
Broad and Customizable Test Menu
Run only the tests needed, with individual parameters as well as packaged panels
High Volume Capability
Perfect for specialty and group practices
I trust the accuracy of the machine. We checked a few samples run on Heska with an external reference lab and the results were very consistent.
Alcorn Street Vet
Technical Details & Downloads
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-)
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-)
Globulin, Na+/K+ Ratio, Albumin/Globulin Ratio, Corrected Calcium, Estimated Osmolality, BUN/Creatinine Ratio
Flexible Slide Configuration
With the Element DC5X 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 utilizing 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 DC5X 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 DC5X analyser uses reflectance (rather than absorbance) technology to measure the colour 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.
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 DC5X 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:
- Add your slides and sample tube.
- Place a dilution cup and diluent (distilled water) into the analyser.
- Add your tips.
- Select your dilution factor.
The sample rerun feature on the Element DC5X 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 DC5X 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.
Heska Support Teams are Here for You
We’re Available When You Need Us
Rest assured that when you need help, have questions, or have difficulties, we have you covered.
- Available 9:00am – 5:00pm AEST Daily
- Emergency Support During Off-Hours