Spectrophotometers in Health Care

ID-10041924Spectrophotometry is quantitative measurement of the reflection and/or transmission properties of a material as a function of wavelength.  Spectrophotometry may involve in visible light, ultraviolet light or infrared light. Spectrophotometers can be single beam or double beam. Single beam spectrophotometers measures difference in light intensities between a test sample and a reference. Double mean spectrophotometers can compare/calculate variation in light intensities produced before and after inserting into the device.

Spectrophotometers are useful in medical field, for estimation of carbon concentration in organic matter; detect concentration of pentoses and for various researches etc.

Spectrophotometers in healthcare:

If you plan to set up a diagnostic medical lab it is important to get one spectrophotometer. Spectrophotometers are indispensible for a medical diagnostic lab. Spectrophotometers are useful for determination of solid particles in any liquid or suspension, especially in blood samples.

What are the uses of spectrophotometers in medical field?

Spectrophotometers are useful in medical laboratories for following purposes:

  • Estimation of blood pigment concentration in various body fluids, such as blood, urine, CSF etc.
  • Measure sodium carbonate in blood samples
  • Measure concentration of CO (carbon mono-oxide) in blood sample to detect carbon mono-oxide poisoning.
  • Measurement of various enzyme concentrations in blood and comparing them with standard, which can be useful in detecting various medical disorders such as heart disorders such as heart attack or myocardial infarction.

To improve functional capacity, easy to use, better accuracy and efficiency of your spectrophotometer you can add various features to your spectrophotometer machine such as wide wave length range, built in filter, widescreen digital display, software that can be used with Microsoft windows, solid state detector, larger sample size compartment, auto zero function, auto start option and easier calibration etc. and all of these features for your spectrophotometer from Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc.


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