Lactate analyzers

Lactate analyzers

Lactate Scout Sport is a simple and reliable lactate meter that can be used during any kind of sports training. With the lactic acid meter, it is easy and quick to measure the lactic acid level during exercise.

Results are obtained in 10 seconds and only a small drop of blood on a strip is needed to perform the measurement in the lactic acid meter. Bluetooth is integrated and the device can be connected to heart rate monitors and smart devices. The last 500 measurements can be stored.

Lactic acid measurements are important in sports. When exercising hard, the body produces lactic acid faster than it can be broken down and removed from the bloodstream. This leads to a build-up of lactic acid in the bloodstream.

A lactic acid meter is therefore useful in aerobic training and exercises for the cardiovascular system, to increase endurance without overtraining. Lactic acid is a source of energy and is broken down by muscle cells. Good training aims to achieve a balance of lactic acid production, a balance between the production and breakdown of lactic acid.

Easy lactic acid measurements in 3 steps:

The Biosen series from EKF Diagnostics is the leader in lactic acid and glucose monitoring for athletes. This is a premium solution for sports organizations and professional sports teams.

Accurate measurement is performed with a single test and the device is easy to use. Results are obtained in 20-45 seconds and up to 120 analyzes can be performed per hour.

Biosen uses special chip sensor technology to deliver measurements quickly and with high accuracy. Due to the good service life of the sensor chip, the system requires little maintenance.

Easy glucose and lactic acid measurements in 3 steps:

GEM Premier 5000 Blood Gas Analyzer

The research center in Mjódd has put into use the GEM Premier 5000 from Werfen. GEM Premier 5000 is a blood gas device that measures blood gases such as O2, CO2, pH, HCO3, etc.

The device is simple, accurate, reliable and can be connected to a computer system to process data. This is an essential tool for healthcare professionals.

Below you can see Jóhanna Andrea Guðmundsdóttir, the head of the department, with the new blood gas machine.

Jóhanna Andrea Guðmundsdóttir, deildarstjóri.

Jóhanna Andrea Guðmundsdóttir, head of department.


LYRA’s team

Good teamwork and cohesion is a key element in teamwork at LYRA. Along with TEAM-LYRA, the group is divided into their own team, national team or other football teams as fans, who support their teams with joy and pleasure.

Sometimes the weekend’s games are discussed in the cafeteria, where staff share excitement, joy, losses, wins and all that comes with being part of a team. At LYRA, we don’t just work together, we build empathy and cohesion that strengthens LYRA’s staff as a team.

TEAM-LYRA is an indoor “national team” in joy and work. We work together towards the company’s goals, where a common challenge and satisfaction is shared when goals are achieved.

Such is life in a team. Whether in the workplace, in soccer or in other sports, teamwork is key, along with having fun together and having good and fun times.

LYRA's staff

Back row
Björgvin Sveinsson (Chelsea F.C.), Radoslaw Mateusz Solarski (Holland National), Konrad Krzysztofiak (Poland National), Maciej Krzysztof Zimoch (Poland National), Piotr Cyganik (Real Madrid C.F.), Guðmundur Arnar Jónsson (Liverpool F.C.)

Front row
Emma Victorsdóttir (Arsenal F.C.), Sunna Helgadóttir (Liverpool F.C.), Guðbjartur Örn Gunnarsson (Newcastle United), Höskuldur Höskuldsson (Leeds United), Guðmundur Marías Jensson (Manchester United), Gunnar Leví Haraldsson (Sunderland A.)


Conference November 9, 2023

LYRA held a conference on November 9, 2023 together with representatives of STAGO and TRIOLAB. Lecturers were dr. Björn Logi Þórarinsson (Landspítali), dr. Páll Torfi Önundarson (Landspítali), Sebastien Gucciardo (STAGO), Jonas Angst (STAGO) and Henriette Winkler (TRIOLAB).

The directors of LYRA, Höskuldur Höskuldsson and Guðbjartur Örn Gunnarsson, recognized Henriette Winkler at the conference for her long and successful work. Then Guðmund Marías Jensson was recognized for 20 years of work at LYRA.


Sysmex course

Sysmex XN-1000 Super User Training course was held at LYRU in Hádegismóar on September 26 and 27, 2023. There were 11 participants in the course from seven laboratories.

The attached photos are of the participants together with the lecturer and LYRA staff.

At Lyra in Hádegismóar


Sysmex course

Sysmex XN-1000 Super User Training course was held at LYRU in Hádegismóar on the 25th and 26th of April. Nine users from eight laboratories participated in the course.

After the first day of the course, the group went to the Grand Brasserie restaurant at the Grand Hotel Reykjavík.

The attached photos are of the participants together with the lecturer and LYRA staff.

At Lyra in Hádegismóar

Grand Brasserie at Grand Hotel Reykjavík


Roche User Conference 2023

The user conference of LYRA & Roche Diagnostics was held on February 23, 2023 at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica. The latest and most significant things to come in terms of technological progress, opportunities and possibilities for laboratories in the health field were reviewed. The COVID time was also covered and much, much more.

The conference was chaired by Guðbjartur Gunnarsson, executive director of LYRA, and the speakers were Þórólfur Guðnason, former Iceland epidemiologist, Ólöf Sigurðardóttir, chief physician at the Hospital in Akureyri, together with a team of experts from Roche Diagnostics.

Guðmundur Jensson, head of the technical department at LYRA and Sunna Helgadóttir, an expert at LYRA also had a talk at the conference.

The conference was attended by staff at Icelandic health research laboratories.


Sysmex course

Sysmex XN-1000 Super User Training course was held at LYRA in Hádegismóar on the 25th and 26th of October. Thirteen users from twelve laboratories participated in the course. In the pictures you can see the participants together with the lecturer and LYRA staff.


Cobas application training

An expert from Roche Diagnostics recently took care of application training on Cobas 6000 at the laboratory of Icelandic genetic analysis with staff from ÍE and HSU in Selfoss.

Training on Cobas C311 was also carried out at the laboratory of the University of Iceland (in Stapi) with staff, but in that laboratory, biomedical students get to express themselves in various projects and research.

The attached photos were taken on this occasion.


LYRA´s new location

Dear customers.

LYRA has moved its operations to Hádegismóar 4, 110 Reykjavík, Iceland.

There are no changes to phone numbers or email addresses. The same good staff and the same good products, as it should be, we just move to bigger and better housing.

We welcome you to a new place.

LYRA´s staff.