June 02,2022 (LONDON): LumiraDx Limited (Nasdaq: LMDX), a next-generation point of care diagnostics company, today announced it has expanded its cardiovascular offering with a CE Mark for its new NT-proBNP test to aid in the diagnosis of CHF and an updated CE Mark for its D-Dimer test to now rule out venous thromboembolism (VTE) in symptomatic patients. With these two additions, the LumiraDx Platform can further support clinicians in quickly and accurately assessing patient symptoms for both VTE and heart failure at the point of care.
The LumiraDx NT-proBNP direct fingerstick assay monitors levels of peptides elevated in the majority forms of heart failure and provides results in twelve minutes from sample application. It is designed for use in community-based healthcare settings to quickly and accurately aid in the diagnosis of individuals suspected of having congestive heart failure.
D-Dimer testing is widely accepted as the first step in the management of patients suspected of VTE. The LumiraDx D-Dimer test may now be used in conjunction with a clinical pre-test probability assessment model to exclude deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) disease in symptomatic patients.1A prospective clinical study (EMBOL) conducted in the UK and Germany with 618 symptomatic patients presenting in the Emergency department and Ambulatory clinic settings, demonstrated that the LumiraDx D-Dimer test has a strong correlation with the laboratory reference method with 99.5% negative predictive value at the 500 ug/L cut off, when used in combination with a pretest probability score. EMBOL is the first study to prospectively demonstrate the use of a quantitative fingerstick D-Dimer test at POC to rule out VTE in symptomatic patients, which has the opportunity to significantly improve primary care assessment by physicians and also potentially reduce the time of the patient’s hospital visit, as well as follow up testing.
Ron Zwanziger, LumiraDx’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “The new and updated CE Marks for our NT-proBNP and D-Dimer tests represent an important advancement in cardiovascular testing in the point of care space. Healthcare systems in Europe and globally are looking to shift care from centralized hospital settings to community settings. Our new tests deliver results in minutes from an easy-to-collect fingerstick sample, allowing fast and accurate management of cardiovascular conditions by first responders, primary care, urgent care, and the emergency department. Being able to do this at the point of care can improve patient pathways, reduce strains on health systems, specifically emergency departments and lead to improved patient outcomes.”
The LumiraDx D-Dimer test is commercially available across Europe. The LumiraDx NT-proBNP test is expected to begin commercialization later this year.
* Not all tests are available in all countries and regions. For additional detail on product availability please visit www.lumiradx.com.
1. Rodger MA, Le Gal G, Wells P et al. Clinical decision rules and D-Dimer in venous thromboembolism: current controversies and future research priorities. Throm Res 2014; 134,4: 763-68
LumiraDx (Nasdaq: LMDX) is a next-generation point of care diagnostics company that is transforming community-based healthcare. Founded in 2014, LumiraDx manufactures and commercializes an innovative diagnostic Platform that supports a broad menu of tests with lab comparable performance at the point of care. LumiraDx diagnostic testing solutions are being deployed by governments and leading healthcare institutions across laboratories, urgent care, physician offices, pharmacies, schools, and workplaces to screen, diagnose, and monitor wellness as well as disease. LumiraDx has, on the market and in development, 30+ tests covering infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and coagulation disorders, all on the LumiraDx Platform. In addition, LumiraDx has a comprehensive portfolio of fast, accurate, and cost-efficient COVID-19 testing solutions from the lab to point of need.
LumiraDx is based in the UK with more than 1600 employees worldwide. Further information on LumiraDx and the LumiraDx Platform is available at www.lumiradx.com.
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