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What A Chemistry Analyzer Can Do For Your Lab

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When diagnosing a disease or identifying samples taken at a crime scene, it can be helpful to run tests to break down the composition of the samples you take. Running these tests by hand can take time and can put your personnel at risk. To expedite the process and to protect your personal from exposure to dangerous substances, you can buy a clinical chemistry analyzer.

Before you make a purchase, you need to do some research, so you can make sure that you get the best analyzer for your needs:

How You Introduce the Samples to Your Analyzer

When you use a chemistry analyzer, you don't have to run complicated tests by hand. Instead, you can introduce multiple samples into a machine and then it will process the samples. Different machines will have different ways of introducing samples. Some analyzers require you to put samples into cups or tubes and to then put these cups in a carousel, which will then rotate the samples through the analyzer.

Putting samples in cups will expose your personnel to the risks associated with handling infected bodily fluids or dangerous chemicals. Thus, you should look for a machine that uses closed tubes to process samples. 

Understanding the Results

A chemistry analyzer will simply tell you the composition of a sample. It will not make a diagnosis for you or tell you exactly where a sample from a crime scene came from. Thus, when you buy an analyzer, you need to make sure that you get the proper training or you have someone on your staff who has the proper training to understand the data produced by an analyzer.

Before you hire someone with experience with analytics or take training yourself, you need to make sure that your potential hire or potential training will cover the analyzer you will be using.

With the number of samples that modern crime labs and medical labs have to process, you would be wrong not to look for ways to expedite the process. You also need to make sure that you don't put your employees at unnecessary risk.

The right machinery can help you to get your lane working the way that it should. Buying an analyzer is a big purchase, so you need to make sure that you get the right analyzer and that you have the right personnel in place to make the best use of your purchase.