The PATHFAST system is a unique, self-contained, bench-top chemiluminescence immunoassay analyzer that rapidly measures concentrations of emergency biomarkers from a single whole blood sample. This device offers a complete cardiovascular menu which includes Cardiac Troponin I (cTnI), N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), D-Dimer, Myoglobin, Creatinine Kinase (CK-MB), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). The system directly utilizes a whole blood sample, eliminating the need for centrifugation of the specimen. With a seventeen (17) minute turnaround time, critical results are available to the physician quickly, enhancing patient care.
John Hardesky, COO of Vital Diagnostics states, “The unique features of the PATHFAST allow for true proximity testing with a 99th percentile guideline acceptable, lab quality result. Faster and dependable cardiovascular results means improved patient outcomes and reduced operational expenses which are critical requirements in today’s changing healthcare landscape.”
The PATHFAST is a point-of-care analyzer that will be sold into hospital emergency rooms, coronary care units and laboratories, including satellite laboratories. There have been over 1,000 systems sold worldwide and will be available for sale in the U.S. on November 1, 2011.