DS5 has a HbA1c which is utilized to monitor diabetes. The DS5 instrument, dispenser and associated reagent kit are intended for the measurement of glycated hemoglobin in blood samples. The alienated haemoglobin fractions are monitored by means of intake of light and the chromatogram obtained is recorded and stored by the internal computer. Features HbA1c result in 5 minutes Immediate labile fraction removal using the DS5 dispenser easy to use with icon driven touch screen 15 position autosampler Detects presence of HbS or HbC Scientific Principle The DS5 uses cation exchange chromatography in conjunction with gradient elution to separate human haemoglobin subtypes and variants from haemolysed whole blood. The system's small size and ease of use makes it optimal for main laboratory, clinic or satellite laboratory settings. A software program in the instrument performs the analysis of the chromatogram and generates a results report on the integral thermal.