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1. (WO1999006822) CLINICAL EXAMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/006822    International Application No.:    PCT/JP1998/003467
Publication Date: Feb 11, 1999 International Filing Date: Aug 3, 1998
IPC: G01N 21/47
G01N 35/00
Applicants: KYOTO DAIICHI KAGAKU CO., LTD.

HARADA, Toshihiko

Inventors: HARADA, Toshihiko

Title: CLINICAL EXAMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD
Abstract:
A clinical examination apparatus for measuring the concentrations of constituents in a sample by bringing a test piece (11) having a plurality of reagent portions (11a) into contact with a sample, reacting the reagent portions (11a) with the constituents of the sample, and irradiating the reagent portions (11a) with light to measure the reflectances at the reagent portions (11a). The apparatus comprises a temperature-measuring instrument (3) for measuring the temperature of the test piece (11), a reflectance measuring unit (4) for measuring the reflectances of the reagent portions (11a), and a controller (5) for calculating corrected reflectances based upon the correction functions corresponding to the constituents upon receiving the temperature measured by the temperature measuring instrument (3) and the reflectances measured by the reflectance measuring unit (4), and for determining the concentrations of the constituents based upon the corrected reflectances.