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The Future of Clinical Testing

Alinity is state-of-the-art technology poised to reinvent lab diagnostics

by Abbott Diagnostics
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Global testing volumes are on the rise due to an aging population, growing management of diseases, and increased access to care. That’s why today’s clinical lab is more important than ever. About 13 billion diagnostic tests are performed in the U.S. each year, and nearly 70 percent of critical clinical decisions are driven by a diagnostic test .1

Abbott understands the critical role the lab plays in the health care system and is dedicated to developing technologies that elevate labs to the next level and bring healthcare to a better place.

Enter Alinity, Abbott’s state-of-the-art, harmonized family of systems for clinical diagnostics that provides testing ability for immunoassay, clinical chemistry, point of care, hematology, transfusion and molecular diagnostics. The Alinity series is poised to change the industry’s testing paradigm through efficiency, speed and scalability to help guide care for patients.

Leading-edge healthcare systems are recognizing the added value their own core laboratories can play in becoming more of a clinical decision engine, helping physicians interpret results and ask questions to ultimately help diagnose and monitor patients accurately and faster. Alinity is the latest cutting-edge diagnostics technology and the enabler that helps free up lab departments to consult more with their clinicians and hospitals.

Developed based on thousands of insights from clinicians, scientists, lab technicians, and health care executives, Alinity is designed to be intuitive, uniform across the lab, and to provide better ROI. This design allows lab technologists to perform high amounts of testing within a smaller footprint, and its scalable design is flexible to grow with the lab as their testing volumes increase over time rather than having to replace entire systems.

Alinity makes it easier for lab technologists to perform day-to-day jobs faster and with more accuracy as it is:

  • Intuitive and easy-to-use, with an integrated, uniform interface across analyzers making it quick to learn and easy to use for all lab personnel
  • Continuously accessible and able to run any test at any time, including separate “lanes” for STAT samples that need immediate processing, with the ability to replace reagents without stopping the instrument, improving lab productivity
  • Error-proof, with proprietary lock-and-key reagent bottles so reagents only fit in designated positions, helping safeguard against erroneous results

Abbott is leading the way in health technology to help people live healthier, fuller lives. Find out more about Alinity and how diagnostic tests serve as a compass for healthcare at

Disclaimer: The availability of the Alinity systems and tests varies by geography.


1. Forsman RW. Why is the laboratory an afterthought for managed care organizations? Clin Chem. 1996; 42:813–816.

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