YES and NO! Let me explain! What most folks do not know is that the IDEXX, Immulite 1000, Mini Vidas, and many other systems will run the same Progesterone sample and come up with much different results. THIS IS EXPECTED! Is this a problem? NO and here is why.
Some systems are florescent and some are chemiluminescence. The method of measurement is very different hence we get different numbers on the same sample running on the two types of analyzers.
The Quick Scan 1000 has been correlated with the Mini Vidas and the Immulite 1000 which is the reference method for the IDEXX labs.
The calibration of the test kits (using the ID chip in the test kit box) is set for the Quick Scan 1000 to result like a Mini Vidas. The timing charts sent with the lot or downloadable here on the site use this data to give you an easy to read chart for timing.
Example: if you go to your vet and they are running an IDEXX system then you have your test run on a Mini Vidas you will see very different results that may cause you to get your timing solution's wrong if you don't adjust for the method differences. This is very easily done with no pain or effort. We have you covered with our Progesterone Timing Chart that is downloadable under the Download and chart section and below. SEE the NEXT Question for all the details.