Physicians often recommend the complete blood count (CBC) test to determine an individual’s general health status. CBC is performed in medical laboratories using advanced hematology analyzers and helps diagnose a variety of conditions such as anemia, infection, inflammation, bleeding disorders and leukemia. The QBC STAR Centrifugal Hematology System is designed to provide accurate analysis of blood cells and count at the point-of-care.
This compact and easy-to-use complete blood count analyzer changes the way in-office laboratories collect and analyze samples. This fully automated system can measure up to nine major CBC parameters such as hematocrit, hemoglobin, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), white blood cell count, platelet count, granulocyte count, granulocyte percentage, lymphocyte/monocyte count and lymphocyte/monocyte percentage.
This POC dry analyzer from Drucker Diagnostics is ideal for use in field hospitals, research laboratories, screening programs, GP surgeries and in emergency and intensive care units. Clinical trials have proved that this hematology system offers accuracy and precision levels that correlate well to accepted standard methods. The system includes the QBC Star centrifugal analytical analyzer and the QBC Star tube system, which together produce a hematology profile on venous or capillary whole blood.
The STAR Tube contains staining reagents on the inside and a precision plastic float to separate the white blood cell layers. Instead of the bulky liquid reagents utilized by other methods, this innovative approach involves the use of dry hematology reagents. The dry reagents contained in the tube facilitate safe and accurate testing and analysis.
The QBC STAR system features simple walk-away operation. With minimal training, even non-technical personnel can perform a CBC test with accuracy. Results will display on the LCD screen and also print for filing in the patient chart. With every sample processed, the STAR system checks calibration.
Other features include minimal installation time of 30 seconds, built-in analytical quality control checks, and easy laboratory information system connectivity.