Optimise lab workflows with the right assay kits31 October 2023
Valerie Erlewein, a medical technologist at Klinikum Ludwigshafen, Germany, and a professional working in a molecular laboratory at the hospital clinic, discusses their experiences using GenomEra® Assay Kits from Uniogen.
In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, the need for high-quality and efficient diagnostic tools has never been more pronounced. Healthcare professionals continuously strive to find solutions that can not only increase the accuracy of diagnoses but also streamline laboratory workflows. Here’s how Uniogen’s GenomEra® CDX System and rapid GenomEra PCR Assay Kits are proving to be an invaluable asset in their laboratory operations.
A day in the life in a molecular laboratory
Working in a PCR laboratory in a large hospital entails dealing with a variety of pathogens and conducting numerous tests to ensure timely and accurate results. The laboratory focuses its efforts on dealing with pathogens that are currently common, and the selection of tests is heavily influenced by the number of samples they receive for a particular pathogen.
“As Uniogen continues to adapt and innovate, we look forward to seeing how they will further revolutionise laboratory workflows, fostering a more efficient and responsive healthcare system.”
“This not only makes the testing process worthwhile but also provides an avenue for the laboratory to generate revenue,” says Valerie Erlewein, a medical technologist at Klinikum Ludwigshafen.
The GenomEra advantage
In this laboratory, the professionals have found a reliable partner in GenomEra Assay Kits, specifically utilising the GenomEra SARS-CoV-2, FluA/B + RSV Assay Kit. Erlewein gave a hearty endorsement for these tests, pointing out their high sensitivity and specificity that are critical features that denote a good test. Adding to their appeal is their ease of handling, making them accessible to everyone, including those with no prior experience with PCR.
Moreover, Erlewein thinks, one of the standout features of GenomEra CDX System is the capability to test four samples in a single run – a functionality that sets it apart from devices from other companies.
A pillar of support
When selecting a new test, smooth customer service is vital for the clinic in which Erlewein is working. It ensures the laboratory professionals know about updates and new information regarding the tests. This has been a particularly positive experience with the Uniogen team, both with the German distributor and with Uniogen’s customer support in Finland, where assistance has been swift and effective, helping to resolve issues and facilitate smoother operations.
Moving forward with GenomEra
As for usability, the system has proved very user-friendly, enabling even colleagues without any experience with PCR to use it. GenomEra Assay Kits have proved to be a robust tool in the arsenal of healthcare professionals, merging high sensitivity and specificity with ease of use.
“As Uniogen continues to adapt and innovate, we look forward to seeing how they will further revolutionise laboratory workflows, fostering a more efficient and responsive healthcare system,” Erlewein says. “My warmest thank you to the Uniogen’s team for their continued support and commitment to excellence,” she adds.