October 1, 2010, Parsippany, NJ, USA – Diagnostica Stago, Inc. (DSI) announces exclusive distribution of the Biocytex Cellquant PNH and Redquant PNH assay kits, previously available through Beckman Coulter. Cellquant and Redquant are no-wash, whole blood, single-color, quantitative, research-use-only flow cytometry assays for analysis of granulocytes and red blood cells, respectively, on samples taken from donors suspected of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).
PNH is a complex, rare and acquired clonal disorder that causes hemolysis due to a cellular deficiency of CD55 and CD59 proteins. Cellquant and Redquant are the only commercially available kits for PNH investigation, and their standardized and reproducible flow cytometry technique, including use of pre-calibrated beads, replaces older non-standardized methods. Both kits demand smaller blood volumes (410 μL) and take less time to perform compared to ‘home brew’ methods.
The Cellquant and Redquant kits are for research use only in the United States and Canada, and are not for use in diagnostic procedures.
About Diagnostica Stago, Inc.
Diagnostica Stago, Inc. is the exclusive provider of the Diagnostica Stago Hemostasis product lines in the United States and offers a complete system of coagulation instruments and optimized reagent kits for research as well as for routine analysis. Diagnostica Stago, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Diagnostica Stago, S.A.S. France, a leader in the development and manufacture of Hemostasis products. For more information about any Stago product or service, please call 800-222-COAG or visit our website at www.stago-us.com.