Our specialists for blood plasma
- Can be used with all reagents
- Automatic start upon dispensing reagent
- Employs an opto-mechanical measuring system
When switched on, the Thrombotimer automatically checks all important functions.
Inserting a cuvette with a sample into the incubation position will automatically start the timed incubation process.
Upon completion of incubation, the cuvette is placed in the measuring channel. The reagent is then added with any commercial pipette. The system starts upon reagent addition and stops with the coagulation of the sample. All results are automatically calculated and then displayed.
The opto-mechanical measuring system
A circulating magnet underneath the cuvette causes a steel ball to rotate. This ball optimises the gentle mixing of the sample which results in uniform coagulation. The light source is adjusted according to the sample’s turbidity making it possible to measure even difficult samples reliably. All sensors in the measuring system are protected from becoming soiled.
A timer determines the period of incubation. Shortly before the completion of incubation, a red LED flashes. When incubation is complete, the Thrombotimer emits an acoustic signal. The timer can be programmed as needed for each test.
The measuring results are displayed %, INR, Ratio, mg/ dl, g/ l or seconds. A PC or printer may also be connected to the Thrombotimer.
Since its introduction, the Thrombotimer has proved to be a maintenance-free instrument. Transmission of measuring data to an external system is made possible with the integrated interface.
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|Optional external printer (RS 232)||√||√||√|
|Calculation in %, INR, g/l, mg/dl||√||√||√|
|Calibration curve programming||√||√||√|
|Automatic start without start-pipette||√||√||√|
|Whole blood measurements||–||–||–|