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The next generation Hemo Control

The new Hemo Control from EKF Diagnostics has the power to change the way you work. The next generation analyser provides accurate hemoglobin and hematocrit results in one simple test. Uniquely, the new hemoglobin POC analyser enables full upgrade with Data Management functionality as required, giving the user complete flexibility over their future connectivity options via its bi-directional interface.

Hemo Control.
Hemo Control.
Source: EKF Diagnostics
Collect blood sample.
Collect blood sample.
Source: EKF Diagnostics

As well as giving best-in-class performance, accuracy and reliability in hemoglobin testing, the new Hemo Control can easily connect to most hospital and laboratory systems. Using the new LIS2-A2 communication standard, this bi-directional interface allows the analyser to connect directly to third party software and enable direct integration with LIS (Laboratory Information System) middleware.

Available as a cost effective basic device which stores up to 4000 patient results, the new Hemo Control offers enhanced on-board Data Management (DM) functions following upgrade with the DM ‘add pack’ if required at a later date. In addition to enabling lists to be sent directly from the LIS to Hemo Control, DM upgrade also offers barcode identification of patients, operators, cuvette LOT and control materials, as well as quality control with lock-out functions and the ability to add comments to results.

Hemo Control requires no docking station when handling on-board data management as it uses simple cable connections (e.g. RS-232 to USB or LAN), or integrated Bluetooth technology which is available with Hemo Control Manager – the top of the range device available with preinstalled DM functions.

As a highly robust, portable analyser, Hemo Control is designed to provide quantitative, lab quality results for both hemoglobin and hematocrit (imprecision of <2%) from 25 seconds for blood banks, hospitals and clinics. User friendly with step-by-step on-screen instructions and no calibration or maintenance needed, Hemo Control requires minimal training.

The EKF Hemo Control analyser uses the innovative NXT microcuvette. With ‘bubble-free’ technology, the microcuvette ensures simple sampling from any angle for accurate and reliable hemoglobin and hematocrit measurement - in just three easy steps. NXT microcuvettes have been designed with a large opening to collect the blood sample, so users can hold the cuvette at almost any angle to gather the blood sample from the patient. The NXT microcuvette features a slot at the rear of the sample chamber that allows trapped air to escape.

Trapped air in a blood sample will deliver inaccurate results, so by getting it right first time the Hemo Control NXT microcuvette keeps costs and patient discomfort to a minimum.  

To find out more about our range of market-leading hemoglobin, HbA1c, glucose and lactate devices or our comprehensive range of clinical chemistry tests, visit www.ekfdiagnostics.com.

06.05.2015

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