DCA Vantage Analyzer

Drive diabetic patient compliance with trusted, clinically proven results


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
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




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

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


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)




The products/features (mentioned herein) are not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further details.

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