DCA Vantage® AnalyzerDrive diabetic patient compliance with trusted, clinically proven results

Provide the clinical confidence your patients deserve. The DCA Vantage® Analyzer helps you monitor glycemic control and detect early kidney disease in environments ranging from the physician’s office to remote, point-of-care coordinated sites in hospitals and multisite practices. Meet lab-quality testing standards with an analyzer that speeds and simplifies diabetes tests and delivers accurate,1 clinically relevant results shown to improve decision-making,2,3 patient compliance, and outcomes.4

  • Manage diabetes patients more effectively
  • Improve workflow in office or clinic
  • Simplify management of diabetes testing in decentralized settings
  • One of just two HbA1c analyzers that meet NGSP performance criteria1
  • Used by three out of four physicians who perform HbA1c testing in their office5
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Features & Benefits

Monitor glycemic control and diabetes complications using an analyzer designed to make consultations easier. Fast, actionable test results enable you to determine the effectiveness of a treatment plan, make therapeutic adjustments with confidence, and be more certain whether patients are complying with your recommendations.

Monitor glycemic control

  • HbA1c from a small (1 µL) whole blood sample in 6 minutes
  • Flexible reporting of HbA1c% (NGSP, JDS, and Mono-S units) and IFCC (mmol/mol)
  • Reporting of HbA1c results as Estimated Average Glucose values* in the same units (mg/dL) that patients’ home glucose meters display
  • HbA1c patient trending graphs can be viewed or printed

Detect early kidney disease

  • Albumin, Creatinine, and Albumin-to-Creatinine (A:C) ratio from a urine specimen in 7 minutes to report a quantitative protein status with automatic creatinine adjustment
  • Onboard GFR calculator indexes kidney function

Improve workflow in the office or clinic

  • Self-contained cartridges facilitate easy, walkaway operation after sample loading
  • No sample or reagent preparation required
  • Bar-code scanner for safer and faster patient/operator ID entry
  • Review results on-screen or generate a hard copy report to minimize transcription errors in the office
  • Convenient local storage of up to 4,000 onboard records with powerful sorting capabilities
  • Automatically upload results to a PC via a USB flash drive to reduce manual logging and save time
  • Minimal maintenance requirements with automatic reminders to alert you when maintenance is due

Simplify management of diabetes testing in decentralized settings

  • Customizable security access modes support up to 1,000 operators, protect patient information, and prevent operation by unauthorized users
  • POCT1-A2 communication protocol streamlines data transfer for easy connectivity and fast, two-way communication to LIS/HIS, RAPIDComm® System, or other third-party POC data management systems
  • Automatically upload results and QC information to LIS/HIS to reduce manual logging and save time

Assays

Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
Estimated Average Glucose (eAG) Result*
Albumin
Creatinine
Albumin-to-Creatinine (A:C) Ratio Results

Formulas for Calculated Results
% HbA1c = (HbA1c/Total Hemoglobin) x 100

eAG* mg/dL = (28.7 x HbA1C) – 46.7
eAG* mmol/L = (1.59 x HbA1C) – 2.59
GFR = 186 x (plasma creatinine mg/dL)-1.154 x (patient age years)-0.203 x (0.742 if female patient) x (1.210 if African American patient)

Formulas for Dual Reporting From IFCC to % HbA1c
NGSP = (0.09148 x IFCC) + 2.152
JDS = (0.09274 x IFCC) +1.724
Mono-S = (0.09890 x IFCC) + 0.884

Formulas for Dual Reporting From % HbA1c to IFCC mmol/mol
IFCC = (10.93 x NGSP) – 23.50
IFCC = (10.78 x JDS) – 18.59
IFCC = (10.11 x Mono-S) – 8.94

Technical Specifications

Overview

System Description

Point-of-care immunoassay analyzer

Quantitative Tests

Hemoglobin A1c (whole blood): Range: 2.5% to 14% (4mmol/mol to 130 mmol/mol) Microalbumin/Creatinine (urine): Single test reports all three results for: Albumin: 5 to 300 mg/L; Creatinine: 15 to 500 mg/dL (1.3 to 44.2 mmol/L); Albumin-to Creatinine Ratio: 1 to 2000 mg/g (0.11 to 226 mg/mmol)

Test Format

Self-contained immunoassay cartridges

Test Measurement

Automatic, optional transmission

Test Method

HbA1c: monoclonal antibody agglutination reaction
Albumin: polyclonal goat anti-human albumin antiserum
Creatinine: Benedict Behre chemical reaction

Time to Test Results

HbA1c - 6 minutes

A:C Ratio - 7 minutes

Test Handling

Sample Volume

HbA1c - 1µL whole blood
Microalbumin/Creatinine - 40µL urine

Sample Preparation

No pretreatment; no pipetting required

Sample ID/Operator ID Entry

Optional; via touch screen or bar code reader

Calibration

Calibration

Lot-specific calibration card provides automatic calibration with every cartridge

Traceable to International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) reference materials and test methods for measurement of HbA1c

Onboard Computer

Storage Capacity/Memory

4000 patient and/or control records
Up to 1,000 operator IDs

Display

Color touch screen with 1/4 VGA resolution

Data Export

Via USB flash drive to PC or direct to LIS/HIS or data manager, if interfaced

Quality Control/Compliance

Flexible QC Scheduling

None, Automatic Reminders or Required

QC Testing

Optional lockout if schedule not followed or QC fails

User/Operator Access

Restricted, if desired, to protect patient and QC data and prevent unauthorized use

Matching Lab Results/
Reference Method


Adjustable correlation to reference methods

Reference Ranges

User-definable reference ranges available for HbA1c

Computer/Peripheral Interfaces

Serial Port

RS232, ASTM

Ethernet Connection

ASTM or POCT1-A2

Bi-Directional Capabilities

ASTM: Remote computer can be set up to lock out patient tests
POCT1-A2: Remote computer can be set up to lock out patient tests, and send operator list to analyzer

USB-Port

Standard USB 2.0

External Bar Code Reader (optional)

Serial (9 pin)

Onboard Printer

54 mm (2 in) width, thermal/label stock

External Printer

Supports standard PCL printer interface via USB port

General

Dimensions

9.0 (h) x 11.5 (w) x 10.5 (d) inches 25.4 (h) x 28.7 (w) x 27.7 (d) cm

Weight

3.88 kg (9.0 lb)

Power Requirements

100 to 240 VAC; 50/60 Hz

Line Leakage Current

<0.3 mA in normal condition
<0.5 mA in single fault condition

Maximum Power Input

70 VA; 30 watts

Ambient Operating Temperature

18°C to 30°C (64°F to 86°F) (Albumin)
15°C to 32°C (61°F to 88°F) (HbA1c)

Operating Temperature

5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F);
15% to 90% relative humidity

Safety

TUV SUD with CB Scheme, CSA-C22.2,
EN60601, IEC 60601, UL60601

EMC Emissions/Immunity

FCC 47: Part 15 (Class B),
EN60601-1-2 (Class B)