To assist with the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions

Daxor has reported that the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston has purchased a blood volume analyzer BVA-100 to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions.

Daxor manufactures and markets the BVA-100, FDA approved semi-automated Blood Volume Analyzer, which measures human blood volume. The BVA-100 is used in conjunction with Volumex, Daxor’s single use diagnostic kit.

Reportedly, blood volume analyzer will be located within the Medical Center’s nuclear medicine department and is already in use by Adrian Van Bakel, MUSC cardiologist and colleagues in a research study to assess whether an indirect measure of blood volume status (intrathoracic impedance, measured by Medtronic’s Optival system) correlates with direct measurement of blood volume in heart failure patients.

The company said that the recent published medical reports show that measured blood volume data obtained with the BVA-100 is clinically superior in diagnosing a patient’s volume status to existing surrogate markers, lab tests and physician assessments in heart failure patients.