Point-of-care (POC) tests are becoming increasingly popular for their simple procedures and ability to provide quick results, which in turn, promotes rapid diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring. A compact, portable chemistry analyzer from Abaxis, the Piccolo Xpress makes the complicated process of obtaining lab-accurate diagnostic results easy. Designed for accurate, on-site patient testing, this point of care clinical chemistry system facilitates analysis of multiple analytes and provides results in a short time of just 12 minutes.
With this state-of-the-art point of care analyzer, retail clinics, mobile clinics and home healthcare professionals can overcome the barriers associated with moderately complex chemistry analysis and conduct comprehensive health screenings at the point of care. The compact size of the device, about the size of a shoebox, makes it easy to use.
The only portable diagnostic device to offer a full complement of CLIA waived blood chemistry tests at the point-of-care, this device provides on-the-spot chemistries including “Waived” lipid and liver panels in minutes. The analyzer performs routine multi-chemistry panels using 0.1cc of whole blood, serum or plasma and patented reagent discs that contain up to 15 chemistry tests. Each panel is a single use, disposable disc that contains all the reagents and diluents necessary to perform a complete fixed multi-test.
Piccolo Xpress – Simple 3-Step Sample Analysis Procedure
No special training is necessary to use the device.
- Collect 0.1cc of whole blood, serum or plasma, and transfer it to the self-contained reagent disc.
- Place the disc into the analyzer drawer, enter requested information, and the Piccolo Xpress provides the results in approximately 12 minutes.
- Complete panel results including patient demographics, chemistry concentrations, reference ranges, sample integrity indices and iQC are available on the full color display, printed or transmitted to an external printer, computer or LIS/EMR system. The device will store on-board up to 5000 patient and quality control results.
The Piccolo Xpress employs on-board continuous intelligent Quality Control (iQC®) to monitor the analyzer, reagent reactions, and sample to ensure the highest quality and accuracy in results. This versatile chemistry analyzer can be purchased at the best price at an established online laboratory equipment store.