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Apr 13, 2023

New Release of Protein Analyzer "The Lab 002" Rapid Measurement of Three Types of Inflammatory Proteins (CRP/ α1-AGP/Hp)

Can be used at clinics and other facilities to objectively determine inflammation and infection

ARKRAY, Inc. (Headquarter: Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, hereafter, ARKRAY) will launch a protein analyzer "The Lab 002 (hereafter, The Lab 002)" on April 18, 2023 (Tuesday). Inflammatory proteins (CRP/α1-AGP/Hp), which are used to determine inflammation and infections, are rapidly measured in trace samples. It is possible to display the calculation results of APR score, which is used for screening of neonatal infections, based on the measured values and cutoff values of three items: CRP/α1-AGP/Hp. It can be used for objective determination such as early diagnosis of infection and understanding of medical conditions, which require quick judgment.

"The Lab 002", a protein analyzer to be released by ARKRAY, is an analyzer capable of rapid measurement of inflammatory proteins (CRP/α1-AGP/Hp) used to determine inflammation and infection. CRP Rapid of serum and plasma measurements can be measured in as little as 30 seconds. Results for other items can be obtained in 60 seconds. The required sample volume is small (10 μL), minimizing patient burden. CRP is also compatible with whole blood measurement, which reduces the time and effort of centrifugation

Inflammatory proteins are an objective criterion for inflammation and infection. In particular, Acute Phase Reactants (APR) score, calculated from the three items of CRP/α1-AGP/Hp, is used as a key indicator for the differentiation of neonatal infections that spread quickly throughout the body and are difficult to diagnose. "The Lab 002" measures and scores CRP Rapid and α1-AGP/Hp in 30 seconds and 60 seconds, respectively, on a 10-µL trace sample. It can be used to determine treatment plans promptly and appropriately in medical settings where quick decision making is required.


Product features

- Rapid measurement
Results for CRP Rapid is displayed in as little as 30 seconds. Measurements for other items can be performed in 60 seconds.
*For CRP Rapid low mode, it takes 90 seconds depending on the concentration range.

- Enables measurement with trace amounts of samples
All items can be measured with a sample volume of 10μL, respectively. CRP is also compatible with whole blood measurement, which reduces the time and effort of centrifugation.
When screening newborns, measurements can also be made with trace samples by capillary collection using a capillary tip sold separately. It can be tested with minimal patient burden.

- System design to prevent human error
Intuitive operation is possible with the color touch panel.
The included hand-held barcode reader makes it easy to read and input reagent calibration curve data and patient IDs.
In addition, by reading testing items from the two-dimensional code installed in each reagent cuvette, item mistakes due to human error are prevented.

Details of each test item

CRP CRP Rapid When measuring low mode α1-AGP Hp
Processing speed 11 seconds (Hb) + 60 seconds (CRP) 30 seconds 30 or 90 seconds
*Depending on concentration range
60 seconds 60 seconds
Measurement subject Whole blood, serum, plasma, Serum, plasma Serum, plasma Serum, plasma
Measurement range 0.2~12.0 mg/dL 0.25~12.4 mg/dL 0.05~12.4 mg/dL 20~300 mg/dL 20~300 mg/dL
Display Resolution 2 decimal places 1 or 2 decimal places
(Can be set for each user in the settings menu.)
0 decimal places 0 decimal places

Related products

The Lab series includes "The Lab 001", a glycohemoglobin analyzer. By introducing it together with "MEQNET CARELAB", a system for managing test data, a centralized management of test data is possible. ARKRAY will continue to develop new products/services to help solve problems in medical settings worldwide, and to improve people's healthy lives and QOL.


Glycohemoglobin analyzer "The Lab 001"


Data Management System "MEQNET CARE LAB"

Protein analyzer The Lab 002 Overview

Name Protein analyzer The Lab 002
Release date April 18, 2023 (Tuesday)
CRP: Whole blood, serum, and plasma
CRP Rapid, CRP Rapid low: serum and plasma
α1-AGP: serum and plasma
Hp: serum and plasma
  Measurement item CRP (CRP, CRP Rapid, CRP Rapid low), α1-AGP, Hp
CRP: Latex immunoturbidimetry
α1-AGP, Hp: immunoturbidimetry
CRP: 0.2 - 12.0 mg/dL
CRP Rapid: 0.25 - 12.4 mg/dL
CRP Rapid low: 0.05 - 12.4 mg/dL
α1-AGP: 20 - 300 mg/dL
Hp:20 - 300 mg/dL
  Processing speed CRP: 11 seconds (Hb) + 60 seconds (CRP) CRP: 0.2 - 12.0 mg/dL
CRP Rapid: 30 seconds
CRP Rapid low: 30 seconds or 90 seconds
*Depends on concentration range
α1-AGP: 60 seconds
Hp: 60 seconds
  Required sample
About 10 μL or more
  External input
  and output
USB type-A (top): Hand-held barcode reader
USB type-A (bottom): Printer
RS-232C port (D-sub 9pin): Connected to hospital information systems
Temperature: 15 - 30 °C, Humidity: 20 - 80 % RH (No condensation)
Approximately 202 (W) x 391 (D) x 240 (H) mm
  Weight Approximately 7.9 kg
  Power supply
AC100-120, 50/60 Hz
Power input 120 VA or less
Sales price Preferred delivery price: 1,500,000 yen (before tax)
Marketing Notification No. 25B1X00001000063
Classification Class I (General Medical Device)/Specified Controlled Medical Device

This product will be distributed by ARKRAY Marketing, Inc.
ARKRAY Marketing, Inc. is ARKRAY's distributor in Japan.