Point of care analyzers enable bedside testing, allowing physicians to take prompt therapeutic decisions instead of spending critical time waiting for test results from the lab. A fully-automated device, the Piccolo Xpress chemistry analyzer delivers accurate, precise and reproducible blood test results, and is widely used hospitals and commercial laboratories across the world.
The Piccolo Xpress allows healthcare practitioners to perform routine multi-chemistry panels using 0.1cc of whole blood, serum or plasma, that is, only 3-4 drops of whole blood are required to deliver up to 14 accurate results. The gold-standard in point-of-care blood chemistry, the device delivers real-time diagnostic grade results at the point of care for immediate treatment planning and patient compliance.
Small in size and yet big on accuracy and reliability, this clinical chemistry analyzer delivers real-time blood chemistry diagnostic information. Featuring the largest CLIA waived menu of any other analyzer, it has 16 panels and 31 tests in all, of which 11 panels are CLIA waived. The unit’s robust architecture is designed to work in the toughest environments. This model uses complex algorithms and onboard intelligent quality control (iQC) to ensure caregivers can diagnose and treat in real-time with confidence.
Testing involves just three simple steps
- Add sample into the self-contained reagent disc, which contains all the reagents and diluent necessary to perform a complete multi-test chemistry panel
- Insert disc and press “Analyze Sample” and enter the requested information. Results are ready in approximately 12 minutes
- Results can be read and printed on a self-adhesive roll-tape, transmitted to an external printer, computer or LIS/EMR system
Piccolo reagent discs are fully self-contained single-use chemistry panels designed to address a variety of conditions. Everything from lipids and liver function to renal and metabolic tests can be performed on the Piccolo under a simple CLIA-waived license. Reliable lab equipment suppliers can also offer this analyzer refurbished with a 90-day parts warranty.
With Piccolo on the front-lines of care, hospitals, doctors and clinics can diagnose and treat in a single visit, thereby increasing throughput and maximizing care efficiency, practice throughput, and revenues.