ABAXIS PICCOLO XPRESS
The Piccolo xpress is a convenient and compact clinical chemistry system developed for the on-site testing of patients. In size, it is almost like a shoebox. The easily understandable color touch screen commands enable health care providers to carry out everyday multi-chemistry. 0.1cc of plasma, serum, or whole blood is directly added to the 8-cm diameter, patented, single use plastic disc which holds the dry reagents and liquid diluent. The disc is put in the analyzer drawer. It is in this drawer that capillary and centrifugal forces are utilized to blend the sample and reagents in the disc.
The Piccolo xpress simultaneously checks the reagent reactions utilizing nine wavelengths, calculates results from absorbance information, and reveals the results. The clinical chemistry system self-calibrates with every run. The continuous, on-board iQCT (Intelligent Quality Control) scrutinizes the analyzer, sample, and reagent reactions, to ensure instrument integrity and chemistry. This guarantees the user of high accuracy, quality results. In about 12 minutes, the result is ready along with a report (hard copy) appropriate for the patient file.
The result may also be transferred to a printer, LIS/EMR, or computer. One can thus quickly get vital diagnostic details at point of care. No special training is needed to operate this low maintenance, easy operation system.