Thermo Fisher Cascadion SM 25-OH Vitamin D Assay
Thermo Fisher announced its Cascadion SM Clinical Analyzer is commercially available in the US with the Cascadion SM 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D assay. The serum assay reports total vitamin D results alongside its components and is designed to deliver measurements of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol). The test incorporates fully barcoded components, and the calibrators and controls are traceable according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Assay calibration remains stable for up to 30 days, the company said. Both the analyzer and the assay were listed with the US Food and Drug Administration on Feb. 28, 2020. The analyzer is listed as a Class I instrument, and the assay is listed as Class II exempt with special controls.