Table 1: Methodologies used by the Falcor and KoneLab analysers.

AnalyteFalcorKoneLab

UreaUrease method (A. Menarini Diagnostics)Urease method (Thermo Electron Co.)
CreatinineJaffé method (A. Menarini Diagnostics)Jaffé method (Thermo Electron Co.)
TPBiuret method (A. Menarini Diagnostics)Biuret method (Biostat Diagnostic Systems)
AlbuminBromocresol Green (BCG) (A. Menarini Diagnostics)Bromocresol Green (BCG) method (Thermo Electron Co.)
CKIFCC-optimised method at 37°C (A. Menarini Diagnostics)IFCC-optimised method at 37°C (Thermo Electron Co.)
ASTIFCC method at 37°C (A. Menarini Diagnostics) IFCC method at 37°C (Thermo Electron Co.)
ALPDGKC method at 37°C, diethanolamine (DEA) (A. Menarini Diagnostics) IFCC method at 37°C, 2-amino-2-1-propanol (AMP) buffer (Thermo Electron Co.)
TBAcid diazo coupling method (A. Menarini Diagnostics) Acid diazo coupling method (Thermo Electron Co.)
tCaCresolphthalein complexone method (A. Menarini Diagnostics)Arsenazo III method (Thermo Electron Co.)
PhosphateAmmonium molybdate method (A. Menarini Diagnostics)Ammonium molybdate method (Thermo Electron Co.)
Na+Indirect ISE (A. Menarini Diagnostics)Direct ISE (Thermo Electron Co.)
K+Indirect ISE (A. Menarini Diagnostics)Direct ISE (Therno Electron Co.)

TP: total proteins, CK: creatine kinase, ALP: alkaline phosphatase, AST: aspartate aminotransferase, TB: total bilirubin, tCa: total calcium, Na+: sodium, K+: potassium.