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

The DCA Vantage® Analyzer is a multi-parameter, point-of-care analyzer for monitoring glycemic control in patients with diabetes and detecting early kidney disease.

  • CLIA-waived HbA1c test that is IFCC and NGSP-certified
  • 1µl finger stick without fasting – HbA1c results in 6 minutes
  • Random urine sample provides A:C ratio in 7 minutes
  • Requires no sample or reagent preparation prior to testing
  • New 2-D bar-code scanner — for the DCA Vantage® Analyzer and CLINIITEK Status® Connect System

Features & Benefits

Easy to use and implement

  • Plug and play installation
  • Simple, one-step calibration scan with every new lot
  • Guided user-interface with step-by-step testing instructions
  • Hassle-free maintenance

Improve patient outcomes and operational costs

  • Increase patient satisfaction when testing during office visit1
  • Aid in lowering HbA1c levels over time2,3
  • Reduce costs associated with post-visit testing1
  • Satisfy HbA1c and kidney check HEDIS quality measures

Failsafe measures for audit risk mitigation

  • QC lockout prevents patient testing if QC not tested or fails
  • Prevent unauthorized users from testing and accessing confidential patient information
  • Eliminate transcription errors with bar-code data entry and automatic transmission of results
  • Link patient results to operators and material lot information (audit-ready)
  • Customizable operator-specific system access mode

Results you can trust

  • Robust reagent cartridges designed to minimize pre-analytical errors associated with sample and reagent handling
  • Consistently meet NGSP and IFCC annual certifications for HbA1c
  • Clinically proven to correlate with lab methods4,5


Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
Albumin-to-Creatinine (A:C) Ratio Results

Technical Specifications



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



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


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


Ethernet Connection


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


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



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


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

15°C to 32°C (59°F to 89.6°F) -  Hemoglobin A1c
18°C to 30°C (64.4°F to 86°F) (HbA1c) - Microalbumin/Creatinine

Operating Temperature

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


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)

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