Automated hemostasis analyser
STA Compact Max 3, a new addition to the line of Max Generation hemostasis systems, is a multiparameter automated analyser that offers some important new functionalities. Its EPC (expert preanalytical check) module allows full control of fill volumes and detection of hemolysed, icteric and lipemic (HIL) samples directly at the needle without consuming plasma and without affecting throughput. This new module has improved the reliability of its viscosity- based detection system (VBDS), the proven standardized chronometric technology present throughout the range. In its category, the STA Compact Max 3 analyser has further optimized productivity by keeping manual maintenance operations to a minimum and improving ergonomics, thanks to technological advances in its pipetting system including a new PSR module (Single Resolution Pipettor) and new cap piercing needle. New software tools offer more effective emergency management (STAT) to optimize TAT (turnaround time) and improve traceability. The analyser has increased its field of expertise, allowing full management of reflex testing rules based on renewed clinical algorithms. Quality control has also improved thanks to these developments and includes an externalized iQC web platform – My Expert QC – which can connect to the analyser.