PhD™ System (Low to Mid Volume Testing)

PhD System (Low to Mid Volume Testing)


PhD™ System

PhD™ IFA Software

Integrated Test Designer

Efficient: Printed worksheet to record pattern interpretations.

Flexible: Integrated slide designer allows slide definition of well positions, surfaces, and texts

Integrated test designer provides ease in defining test steps necessary to process slides for screening and titration testing. It also provides flexible wash parameters for optimal well washing.

Flexible dilution ratios for titered samples ranging from undiluted to 1:5,120

Easy-to-use graphical interface

Integrated Test Designer

PhD™ System

PhD™ EIA Software


  • Graphical template for easy assay setup.


  • Flexible programming for user-defined assays
  • Bidirectional LIS communication for reporting results and verifying test orders
  • Extensive data analysis regression options, offering 4PL, 5PL, Linear Regression, Cubic Spline, Log-Logit and Point-to-Point


  • Over 40 validated EIA autoimmune assays

Easy-to-use graphical interface.

Integrated Test Designer.

PhD™ System

PhD™ System Autoimmune IFA and EIA Testing

PhD™ System

PhD™ Workstation Setup

EIA Validated Assay List

PhD™ Validated EIA Assay List

Autoimmune Systemic EIA

Catalog Number Kit Name
96AN ANA Screen
96DS Anti-dsDNA
96EP ENA Plus Screen
96SA Anti-SS-A
96SB Anti-SS-B
96SM Anti-Sm
96SR Anti-Sm/RNP
96CE Anti-Centromere
96JO Anti-Jo-1
96SC Anti-Scl-70
96SS Anti-ssDNA
FCCP200 Anti-CCP

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) EIA

Catalog Number Kit Name
425-2000 Anti-Cardiolipin IgG
425-2020 Anti-Cardiolipin IgM
425-2040 Anti-Cardiolipin IgA
425-2060 Anti-Beta-2 Glycoprotein I (β2GPI) IgG
425-2080 Anti-Beta-2 Glycoprotein I (β2GPI) IgM
425-2100 Anti-Beta-2 Glycoprotein I (β2GPI) IgA
425-2120 Anti-Phosphatidylserine (aPS) IgG
425-2140 Anti-Phosphatidylserine (aPS) IgM
425-2160 Anti-Phosphatidylserine (aPS) IgA

Gastrointestinal (GI) EIA

Catalog Number Kit Name
425-2220 Anti-Gliadin IgA
425-2240 Anti-Gliadin IgG
425-2320 Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ASCA) IgA
425-2340 Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ASCA) IgG
425-2260 Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA
425-2280 Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgG

Infectious Disease EIA (US Only)

Catalog Number Kit Name
32507 Anti-Borrelia (Lyme)
25177 CMV IgG
25178 CMV IgM
25184 EB VCA IgG
25185 EB VCA IgM
25183 EB NA IgG
25225 Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) IgA
25226 Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) IgG
25179 HSV IgG
25181 Measles IgG
25182 Mumps IgG
25173 Rubella IgG
25174 Rubella IgM
25175 Toxoplasma IgG
25176 Toxoplasma IgM
25180 VZV IgG
PhD™ System

PhD™ Validated IFA Assay List

Autoimmune Systemic IFA

Catalog Number Kit Name
32583 Kallestad™ HEp-2 Kit (8 x 6-Well Slides)
30471 Kallestad™ HEp-2 Kit (5 x 12-Well Slides)
30472 Kallestad™ HEp-2 Kit (20 x 12-Well Slides)
30404 Kallestad™ Crithidia luciliae (6 x 4-Well Slides)
31069 Kallestad™ Crithidia luciliae (6 x 8-Well Slides)

ANCA (Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody) IFA

Catalog Number Kit Name
29403 Kallestad™ ANCA IFA Kit (10 x 6-Well Ethanol Fixed Slides), 60 Tests
29417 Kallestad™ ANCA (5 x 12-Well Ethanol Fixed Slides)
29418 Kallestad™ ANCA (5 x 6-Well Formalin Fixed Slides)
29419 Kallestad™ ANCA COMBI Slides (5 x 12-Well Ethanol/Formalin Fixed Slides, 6 Wells Each)

Organ-Specific IFA

Catalog Number Kit Name
30443 Kallestad™ Mouse Stomach/Kidney (6 x 8-Well slides)
30445 Kallestad™ Mouse Kidney (6 x 8-Well Slides)
30447 Kallestad™ Mouse Kidney (24 x 8-Well Slides)
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Bio-Rad’s PhD™ System for autoimmune and infectious disease testing processes IFA slides and EIA microplates with maximum flexibility and efficiency. Its unique modular design accommodates low- to mid-volume workloads. Low-volume laboratories can switch a single workstation from EIA to IFA in less than 30 seconds, while mid-volume laboratories can dedicate up to 10 individual workstations to either EIA or IFA for optimal throughput. With a minimal number of components, the PhD™ System requires minimal setup time and maintenance. All PhD™ software applications and workstations run independently, so worklists can be programmed at any time for efficient sample processing.

The PhD™ System combines robust instrument design, multiple workstation networking, and dual technology for optimum flexibility, efficiency, and reliability.

Network up to 10 PhD™ workstations to a single computer and a single microplate reader for parallel, comprehensive test processing. Combine IFA slide and EIA microplate processing capabilities with independent software and customizable programming. With modular workstations and quick changeover from EIA to IFA, the PhD System can accommodate low-volume to mid-volume testing.

The PhD System has the capacity for 20 IFA slides or 192 EIA microwells per workstation. Run up to four IFA or eight EIA tests in the same worklist. Worklists can be programmed manually or by barcode scanner. Interface with the laboratory information system (LIS) unidirectionally (IFA) or bidirectionally (EIA) via RS-232 or TCP/IP connection. A graphical user interface allows intuitive programming and easy navigation.

The PhD System’s proprietary volumetric pump consistently and accurately delivers volumes down to one microliter, reducing run time by allowing in-well dilution of EIA samples.

Number Description Options
Q-757 PhD IFA/EIA System Brochure Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]
Q-784 PhD Validated Assay List Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]

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