Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – 5 February 2018
Trajan Scientific and Medical (Trajan) is pleased to support genetic diagnostic services via the Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW), New South Wales, Australia.
CHW is part of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN), the largest network of hospital and services for children in Australia. Their diagnostic and support services cover not only Sydney, but a large area of the Asia Pacific region, for example, accepting cases from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Trajan has worked closely with CHW Neurochemistry and Biochemistry laboratories, to develop a customized kit to improve cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample collection during newborn screening for nonketotic hyperglycinaemia (NKH).
NKH is a genetic disorder that interferes with cellular metabolic processes. Early diagnosis and intervention is critical as NKH can be fatal, or affect many different organs causing severe problems with learning and development.
Within Trajan’s customized CHW CSF Sampling Kit, CSF tubes are labelled to identify the required volume and indicate the specific test, and include an amber tube to ensure reduced light exposure to help maintain sample integrity.
Dr Sushil Bandodkar, Principal Scientist and Head, Biochemistry, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, said, “Having the customized CSF collection kits ready to go saves our team time from the collection stage through to analyzing the specimen in the laboratory.”
“The prepared kits allow improved sample integrity.” said Dr Bandodkar.
The CSF kits are made up in Trajan’s clinical diagnostic packing facility based in Victoria, Australia. This is a clean monitored temperature-controlled environment, purpose-built to meet the needs of healthcare and pathology providers through the supply of TGA compliant customized diagnostic procedure packs or kits intended for our customer's in-house use.
By working with Trajan, laboratories can have specialized kits made up to required standard, saving administration time and money. Trajan supplies customized packs as per the customer’s specification.
Photos: Left: Analyzing the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimen using UPLC in the laboratory. Shirley Alvarez, Hospital Scientist, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Right: Alex Anderson, Trajan Scientific and Medical with Dr Sushil Bandodkar, Principal Scientist and Head, Biochemistry, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia.
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