Patent Number: 7,708,948

Title: Test system for analyzing body fluids

Abstract: The invention relates to a test system for analyzing body fluids of the type comprising a test element tape carrying a plurality of test elements, a tape deflector for the test element tape for the selective application of body fluid, and a light source as well as a detector for optically analyzing test elements to which body fluid has been applied. The tape deflector has a rotatable optical element which acts as a deflection roller during transport of the test element tape. The optical element is positioned in the optical path between the light source and the detector.

Inventors: Petrich; Wolfgang (Bad Schonborn, DE)

Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

International Classification: G01N 33/48 (20060101); G01N 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018