ProtoFluor Z Analyzer

The ProtoFluor Z instrument for measuring zinc protoporphyrin is easy to use. The operator simply inserts the sample holder containing the sample into the instrument, then presses the measure button. The ZPP value is displayed on the LED and can be reported in -mol ZPP/mol Heme (ratio of ZPP to heme), µg/dL whole blood at a 42% hematocrit or µg/dL whole blood at a 35% hematocrit. The ProtoFluor method is inexpensive, requires only one drop of whole blood, and takes only seconds to perform, making it an ideal screening test.

ProtoFluor Reagent Kit and Accessories

Cat. No. / Item / Description

2000 – ProtoFluor Reagent Kit

Kit Includes: 2 x 15 mL ProtoFluor Reagent, 2 x 125 ProtoFluor Coverslips, 1 x 2.5 mL ProtoFluor Calibrator-Low, 1 x 2.5 mL ProtoFluor Calibrator-High

ProtoFluor Reagent stabilizes hemoglobin so that it has the same spectral characteristics as fully oxygenated hemoglobin. Stabilization prevents false low results obtained with deoxygenated hemoglobin and eliminates stirring or other manual methods for oxygenating samples.

The ProtoFluor Calibrators are stable solutions of zinc protoporphyrin and heme. ProtoFluor Calibrator-High is used to calibrate the instrument and ProtoFluor Calibrator-Low is used to verify the calibration. Calibration requires only a few seconds and adjustments in calibrations are accomplished by simultaneously pressing two control buttons on the front panel of the instrument.

Coverslips are specifically manufactured and processed from low fluorescing glass. All items in the ProtoFluor Reagent kit are available separately.

2002 – ProtoFluor Reagent – 2 x 15 mL
2010 – ProtoFluor Calibrator-Low – 5 x 2.5 mL
2011 – ProtoFluor Calibrator-High – 5 x 2.5 mL
2001 – ProtoFluor Glass Slides
2007 – ProtoFluor Sample Holder
9147 – Service Manual for ProtoFluor Z

Let's Get Technical

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Product No. / Item
2005 – ProtoFluor Z – 110V
2006 – ProtoFluor Z – 220V
Units of Measurement:
-mol ZPP/mole Heme (ratio of ZPP to Heme in the red blood cell) or -g ZPP/dL Whole Blood (concentration)
Measurement Range:
0 to 600 -mol ZPP/mol Heme, 0 to 270 -g/dL
Input Power:
110V, 50/60 Hz; 220V, 50/60 Hz
71/2" H x 111/2" W x 111/4" D (19 x 29.5 x 28.6 cm)
12.6 lb (5.7 kg)
15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F)
Download Brochure:

ProtoFluor Z PDF

Warranty and Service Information:

1142 – Extended Warranty for ProtoFluor Z

1147 – Comprehensive Replacement Agreement for PFZ

9147 – Service Manual for ProtoFluor Z

The Extended Warranty covers the 6 month period immediately after the expiration of the standard manufacturer's warranty on the instrument. The Comprehensive Replacement Agreement covers all service and parts, except routine maintenance, for a one year period.

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