Diazyme SMART Assay system
Point-of-care analyzers capable of measuring analytes relevant for diabetes risk and control (HbA1c), inflammation and immune function (procalcitotin and C-reactive protein), and a marker linked to deficiency in B vitamins (homocysteine).
Alere LDX multi-function analyzers
Uses blood collected from a finger prick to measure a complete lipid profile (HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerids, etc.), C-reactive protein, and glucose, all of which are associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and/or metabolic syndrome risk, as well as ALT and AST, indicators of liver function, which may be affected by medications used to treat these illnesses. This instrument is portable, and best suited to use in an indoor field research setting with electricity, such as an office or community center.
CardioChek PA multi-function blood analyzers
Hand-held device designed to quickly test cholesterol (including HDL and LDL subtypes), lipids, and other markers of cardiovascular disease using a small amount of blood collected from a finger prick. This instrument is very portable, small and rugged enough to transport to a remote field site in a backpack, and operates on battery power.
HemoCue Hb 201 Hemoglobin analyzers
Used to measure hemoglobin (an indicator of anemia, associated with iron deficiency or illness) using blood collected from a finger prick. This model is very portable, can be used in areas without electricity, and is suitable for use in the clinic or field. Hemoglobin measurement can be important in studies of nutrition and both infectious and non-infectious diseases.
Hemocue white blood cell count analyzer
Measures white blood cell (WBC) count, an indicator of immune function, quickly using a small drop of blood collected from a finger prick.
LeadCare II Analyzer
Point-of-care analyzer used to measure lead in finger-prick blood samples.
Centrifuges for capillary blood processing
Portable centrifuges that can be used to separate capillary blood samples into components and a microplate centrifuge.
Pronto Pulse Oximeter and Hemoglobin analyzers
This instrument measures pulse and blood oxygen saturation and is the only device on the market that allows measurement of hemoglobin, an indicator of anemia, without blood.
Omron Ultra BP monitor
Portable sphygomamanometer that automatically measures blood pressure. It is supplied with multiple cuff sizes, allowing measurement of all sizes, from a child to a very large adult. This instrument can operate on battery power, and takes readings automatically, with warning features to alert less-experienced users to flaws in the readings that can be caused by excessive movement, etc.
Polar RS800CX recording heart rate monitors
These consist of a chest strap that transmits heart rate data to a watch-like wrist band. They can be worn by research subjects continuously, and then transmit the data to a computer via an infra-red USB interface. The manufacturer provides the software needed to use the transmitted data.
Body fat analyzer/scales
Measures weight, and also measures body composition using a method known as bioelectrical impedance, in which a small electric current is passed from the instrument, through the body and back to the instrument. Impedence of the electrical current’s trip through the body varies by body composition, and so can be used to calculate the percent body fat. The current is harmless, and the research subject can’t feel it. The instrument looks like a bathroom scale. This particular model of body fat analyzer/scale is much smaller and lighter than most (about 4.5 pounds), and operates on battery power.
Used to precisely measure dimensions of body size including long bone length, width of the shoulders, chest depth, etc. This is part of the standard anthropometrics tool kit. Measurements taken with this device are often useful for assessing growth and development.
Used to precisely measure dimensions of body size including muscle development, joints, smaller bone lengths, etc. This is part of the standard anthropometrics tool kit. Measurments taken with this device are often useful for assessing growth and development.
Graham Field Lange skinfold calipers
Precision instruments used to measure skinfold thickness at multiple points on the body. Skinfold thickness is a standard component of anthropometric measurements. It can be used to calculate overall body composition as well as body fat distribution.
Seca portable stadiometers
Portable, lightweight instrument used for precise height measurement in any research setting.
Seca digital baby scales
Scale for weighing children too young to stand on a scale.
Infantometer is used to measure recumbent length in children too young to stand for height measurement.
Thermo Scientific Revco Elite PLUS -86C Upright Freezer
For ultra-low temperature specimen and reagent storage.