ProtoFluor Z



Cat. No. Item
2005 ProtoFluor Z, 110V
2006 ProtoFluor Z, 220V



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), in -g/dL whole blood at a 35% hematocrit for adults, or in -g/dL whole blood at a 42% hematocrit for children. 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 Individual Items

Cat. No. Item
2000 ProtoFluor Reagent Kit
  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
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 Coverslips, 10 x 125


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.



ProtoFluor- Z

ProtoFluor Z is a hematofluorometer (front face fluorometer) dedicated to measurement of zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP) in whole blood. Elevated ZPP levels can be detected before iron deficiency anemia becomes clinically evident and is a much more sensitive diagnostic indicator than hematocrit.


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Warranty and Service Information






ProtoFluor Z Specifications

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
Dimensions: 71/2" H x 111/2" W x 111/4" D (19 x 29.5 x 28.6 cm)
Weight: 12.6 lb (5.7 kg)
Environment: 15 to 30-C (59 to 86-F)


ProtoFluor Z Accessories and Service Contracts

Cat. No. Item
2007 ProtoFluor Sample Holder
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.