Clinicians frequently order coagulation tests, such as the prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and thrombin time (TT), to assess blood clotting function in patients. To meet this ever-increasing test load in many clinical laboratories, automated coagulation analyzers are now replacing manual methods. Automated coagulation analyzers also provide distinct advantages and mode options in a high-volume coagulation testing laboratory. Automated testing with the Siemens Sysmex CA-540 analyzer not only improves laboratory efficiency but also safety. Offering the smallest footprint in its class, the system is ideal for low-volume laboratories or as a backup instrument to larger instruments.
Studies have proven that this model would be a useful analyzer for routine coagulation test in a small to medium sized laboratory. Ideally sized as a backup instrument for the Sysmex CA-1500 and CA-7000 Systems, or as a primary instrument for smaller peripheral laboratories requiring a fully-automated analyzer, the Sysmex CA-540 provides solutions to labs of all sizes.
With the capacity to run up to 50 samples per hour, this analyzer offers immunologic, coagulation and chromogenic measurements in true random access. It provides the convenience of performing all of its coagulation assays on one analyzer. The system allows even the smallest lab the ability to offer automated D-dimer testing and has features such as:
- Removable reagent trays for ease-of-use
- Displayed sample rack number
- Parameters of 12 assays
- Easy result management with a built-in printer
- Simple touch screen interface
- LIS bi-directional communication
The device also incorporates safety features such as primary tube sampling, fully enclosed analysis and automatic reaction tube disposal to minimize sample exposure.
Refurbished model of this unit is also available with reliable lab equipment suppliers. Professional vendors follow a standard recertification process. Used coagulation analyzers will be inspected and refurbished to meet original manufacturer specifications. Parts are repaired or replaced if necessary and the analyzer is recertified before being put up for sale at a competitive price.