Ion-Exchange HPLC Systems: VARIANT II TURBO

  • For Demanding HbA1c Workloads

    The VARIANT II TURBO System is a fully automated, robust HPLC system for medium to high volume laboratories that identifies HbA1c without common hemoglobin variant interferences.*

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  • Every Patient Deserves
    Quality Results

    Confidently report HbA1c results with
    the VARIANT II TURBO System

    • Aids in the diagnosis of patients with diabetes
    • Identifies those at risk of developing diabetes
    • Monitors the progress of those living with diabetes
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  • Bio-Rad HPLC Reveals HbF for a Diagnosis You Can Trust

    Are You Reporting Valid HbA1c Results?

    HbA1c testing methods that don't see common hemoglobin variants or elevated levels of hemoglobin F might lead to misdiagnosis and unnecessary or delayed patient treatment.

    Case Study Results:**

    • Bio-Rad VARIANT II TURBO System reveals the presence of HbF so you can confidently report HbA1c results to your clinicians.
    • Immunoassays do not reveal the presence of HbF. So you might not know the result was invalid and unknowingly report incorrect results.
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For Quality Patient Care

The VARIANT II TURBO System brings speed, efficiency and accuracy to laboratories demanding a robust system for processing thousands of tests a month.

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    Save Time and Labor

    The fully-automated VARIANT II TURBO System requires minimal maintenance and no sample preparation.

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    Rapid Throughput

    For Demanding HbA1c Workloads

    Report HbA1c results every 97 seconds with the Clinical Data Management (CDM) software.

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    For Better Patient Care

    Ion-exchange HPLC technology is the method of choice for clinicians seeking accurate results without common hemoglobin variant interference.*

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  • Simplify Workflow

    The VARIANT II TURBO Easy Release Cartridge Holder simplifies changing cartridges and prefilters.

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For Use in Diagnosing Diabetes

Be confident in reporting high quality, clinically-relevant HbA1c results to aid physicians in diagnosing those who have diabetes, identifying people at risk for developing the disease, or monitoring the progress of those living with diabetes.

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VARIANT II TURBO HbA1c Kit - 2.0***

Superior Performance

HbA1c results reportable with no interference in the presence of:

  • The most common heterozygous hemoglobin variants: HbAS, HbAC, HbAD, and HbAE
  • HbF ≤ 25%
  • Carbamylated hemoglobin (CHb)
  • Labile A1c (LA1c)
  • Acetylated hemoglobins
  • Lipemia ≤ 6,000mg/dL (60g/L)

Confidence in Your Results

NGSP certified, IFCC anchored and CE-marked

Flexible and Efficient

  • Streamline inventory management: Interchangeable kit components with long shelf lives
  • Reduce hands-on time: One calibration per cartridge (2,500 tests) and on-board QC management
  • Maximize workflow: Fully automated walk-away operation with minimal maintenance
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Automate with VARIANT II TURBO Link

Improve your laboratory's workflow with the VARIANT II TURBO Link Hemoglobin Testing System, designed to integrate the VARIANT II TURBO System with the SysmexTM XN-9000 Automated Hematology System.

The fully-automated system combines Bio-Rad's leadership in HbA1c testing with Sysmex's expertise in automation to help you be the difference for your clinicians with timely, accurate results.

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    Intelligent Automation

    Integration with the SysmexTM XN-9000 Automated Hematology System provides on-demand HbA1c testing results 24/7.

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    Streamlined Workflow

    Sysmex Lavender Top ManagementTM solution and SysmexTM WAM logic rule database provide an efficient and LEAN workflow.

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    Unparalleled Support

    Backed by Bio-Rad's world-class service and customer support.



*Interferences from common hemoglobin variants: HbAS, HbAC, HbAD, and HbAE were tested. Based on net performance criteria the results were acceptable.

**Data on file at investigating laboratory.

***See VARIANT II TURBO HbA1c Kit - 2.0 Instructions for Use (Catalog # 12000447)