Blood Culture Analyzers

Absolute Medical carries a full line of blood culture analyzers, with whole blood and pre-dilute capabilities, from leading edge manufacturers including Abaxis, Abbott, Bayer, Beckman, Mindray, and The Drucker Co.  These compact, clinical chemistry systems are designed to analyze dozens of samples per hour, with multi-part differentials and varying numbers of parameters.  Fully automated, these hematology analyzers require zero routine maintenance and their high system reliability results in higher productivity and lower overall costs.  Accommodating small sample volume and a variety of tube sizes, in both open and closed vial analysis modes, they provide a wide operating range and multiple output formats.  Full data management includes data storage for thousands of cycles, and intuitive software and graphics simplifies patient result assessment.  Flagging system identifies samples needing review, thereby eliminating time sorting abnormals.

Blood Culture Analyzers Questions & Answers

Each machine is unique, but some of the tests that can be performed by the analyzers here are: CBC, CLIA-waived lipids, liver enzymes, glucose monitoring, Hemoglobin A1C, microalbumin/creatinine tests, WBC, Lymph#, Mid#, Gran#, Lymph%, Mid%, Gran%, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, PLT, MPV and Histogram for WBC, RBC, PLT.
There are a variety of blood culture analyzers available, some with larger tube capability, and they perform a variety of tests, each with a different testing time. Depending on the tests being run and the machine that is analyzing the sample, the time per analysis ranges from approximately 60 seconds to 12 minutes.
Some of the machines offer the capability to accommodate pediatric tubes. The diversity of machines offered can typically analyze as little as 0.1cc of whole blood, serum, pre-dilute, or plasma.
Most machines require very little or no maintenance and are equipped to provide automatic reminders if necessary. Calibration is often done automatically on the machines and they are programmed to do a Quality Check on themselves for performance and accuracy.
First and foremost, while the needs of your lab will determine your requirements for a blood culture analyzer, your budget will go further when you purchase refurbished equipment. Typically, you can expect to pay a fraction of the cost of brand new equipment - it’s just that simple. Absolute Medical is a leading supplier of certified pre-owned medical equipment, offering a variety of high-quality blood culture analyzers which have undergone a thorough multi-point inspection and parts replacement as necessary.