The Piccolo Xpress® chemistry analyzer allows healthcare practitioners to perform routine multi-chemistry panels using 0.1cc of whole blood, serum or plasma. That’s only 3 - 4 drops. The system uses patented single-use reagent discs which contain up to 14 chemistry tests.
Simply collect 100uL of whole blood, serum or plasma and transfer it into the self-contained reagent disc. The disposable, single-use disc contains all the reagents and diluent necessary to perform a complete multi-test chemistry panel.
Follow the touch screen commands. Press “Analyze Sample”, then place the disc into the analyzer drawer. Enter the requested information and the Piccolo Xpress does the rest In approximately 12 minutes, the results are ready!
Complete panel results including patient demographics, chemistry concentrations, reference ranges, sample integrity indices and iQC® are available on the full color display, printed on a self-adhesive roll-tape, transmitted to an external printer, computer or LIS/EMR system. The Piccolo Xpress stores up to 5000 patient results.
|Height||32.4 cm (12.75 in)|
|Width||15.2 cm (6 in)|
|Depth||20.3 cm (8 in)|
|Weight||Analyzer – 5.1 kg (11.2 lbs) Power Adapter – 0.7 kg (1.6 lbs)|
|Power Adapter||0.7 kg (1.6 lbs)|
|Power Requirements||100-240 volts AC; 50-60 Hz; or 15 volts DC, 5.0A|
|Sample Size||0.1cc (100 µl)|
|Sample Type||Lithium heparin, whole blood, serum or plasma|
|Test Time||Approximately 12 minutes|
|Quality Control Features||Built-in intelligent Quality Control (iQC®) system|
|Consumables||8-cm diameter, single-use, self-contained plastic chemistry reagent discs. Each disc contains all reagents needed to perform a panel of tests on a single sample|
|Data Input Display||10-digit numeric –VGA color touchscreen|
|Printer||Built in thermal printer with adhesive backed paper External Printer/LIS/EMR capable|
|Memory Capacity||Up to 5000 patient and quality control results|
|Mode of Opertion||Continuous|
|Protection Against Ingress of Fluids||Ordinary equipment (IPXO)|
|Analyzer Software||Comprised of two matched programs; one processes the information and controls the measurement engine itself, the other reports analyte concentrations. It stores data related to each run (time, date, user ID, patient results, control data) and results can be uploaded to a computer using USB Ports|
|Analyzer Hardware||Xenon arc stroboscopic lamp and a beam-splitter/detector read nine wavelengths 16-bit analog-to-digital converter used in signal processing Two microprocessors control analyzer functions Heater maintains disc at 37 ± 1o C during reaction portion of analysis|
|Ambient Operating Temperature Range||15-32° C (59-90° F)|
|Reaction Temperature||37° C (98.6° F)|
|Operating Humidity||8-80%, noncondensing|
|Thermal Protection Rating||70° C (158° F)|