Analyser automates all the preparation and staining steps involved in anti-nuclear antibody screening and provides more consistent appearance of stained slides
The AFT 2000 is a totally open walk-away workload processor which
allows immunology staff to automate the tedious and
time-consuming process of slide preparation and staining.
incidence of allergic and autoimmune disease has increased
rapidly, which has lead immunology workloads to grow by 10-20%
per annum nationwide.
Also, the range and complexity of
autoimmune markers that can be tested for has expanded and growth
in demand for these new tests is expected to soar.
most commonly requested assay is the anti-nuclear antibody (ANA)
Most laboratories test for ANAs using rodent tissue
blocks or HEp-2 cells and an indirect immunoflourescent (IIF)
Patient samples are incubated on the slides
and then stained with either a fluorescent or colour dye.
numbers increase this process becomes increasingly laborious.
AFT 2000 automates all the preparation and staining steps of this
process, freeing laboratory staff's valuable time and
allowing them to concentrate on the newer and more esoteric
The analyser has the added advantage of removing the risk
of samples being misplaced on the slide and of standardising the
appearance of the stained slides as washing and incubation
protocols are consistent for every batch.
This makes ANA pattern
identification more reliable.
In conjunction with the AFT 2000,
Alpha Laboratories offers a one-stop shop for all autoimmune