Table 1

Analysis of blood and urine samples

Instrument used at each Analysis site (with method specified for creatinine and HbA1c)


Test

Royal Darwin Hospital (& Gove, Katherine Hospitals)

Westerns Pathology Darwin (& Katherine)

Westerns Pathology Alice Springs

Alice Springs Hospital (& Tennant Creek Hospital)

Cairns Base Hospital

Royal Perth Hospital

PathWest, Perth

PathWest, Kalgoorlie

PathWest, Broome/Kununurra

Serum creatinine

Enzymatic, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Compensated Jaffe, Roche, Integra 800

Compensated Jaffe, Roche, Integra 400

Enzymatic, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Modified Jaffe reaction. Beckman-Coulter DXc600

Jaffe, Abbott, Architect

Jaffe, Abbott, Architect

Enzymatic, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, V250

Enzymatic, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, V250

HbA1c

Boronate Affinity, Primus

Immunoassay, Roche, Integra 800

Immunoassay, Roche Integra 400

Immunoassay, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Cation Exchange HPLC BioRad Variant II, Nu

Immunoassay, Roche Integra 800

Immunoassay, Roche Integra 800

Pathwest Perth

Pathwest Perth

Lipids

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Roche, Integra 800

Roche, Integra 400

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Beckman-Coulter DXc600

Abbott, Architect

Abbott, Architect

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, V250

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, V250

Hs-CRP

Normal CRP only

Beckman Immage (Perth)

Beckman Immage (Perth)

Normal only

NA (routine CRP only)

Siemens, BNII

Royal Perth Hospital

Royal Perth Hospital

Royal Perth Hospital

Full blood count

Beckman-Coulter

Beckman-Coulter HmX

Beckman-Coulter MaxM

Beckman-Coulter Hmx or LH500

Sysmex XE5000

Abbott, Cell Dyne Saphire

Beckman-Coulter LH75

Beckman Coulter LH500

Beckman Coulter LH500

Liver function tests

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Roche, Integra 800

Roche, Integra 400

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Beckman-Coulter DXc600

Abbott, Architect

Abbott, Architect

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, V250

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, V250

Urine creatinine

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Roche, Integra 800

Roche Integra 800 (Perth)

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Beckman-Coulter DXc600

Abbott, Architect

Roche Integra 800

Pathwest Perth

Pathwest Perth

Urine albumin

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Roche, Integra 800

Roche Integra 800 (Perth)

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Fusion 5.1

Beckman-Coulter DXc600

Abbott, Architect

Roche Integra 800

Pathwest Perth

Pathwest Perth


Maple-Brown et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:80   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-80

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