Omaha, NE — The Diesse MINI-CUBE automated sed-rate instrument is now compatible with 500 µL patient samples in K2EDTA BD Microtainer™ tubes. The MINI-CUBE also analyzes standard 13 x 75 mm K2EDTA tubes with a patient sample fill volume range of 2.0 mL to 4.0 mL.
The Diesse MINI-CUBE offers convenience, accuracy and safety – all in a small bench top footprint. The instrument produces ESR results directly from EDTA tubes without consuming the patient sample. The closed testing system reduces exposure to potentially infectious materials. Random access improves lab work flow as no batching is required. Results are available in 20 minutes and automatically print and transmit to LIS. The MINI-CUBE has greater than 95% correlation to the Modified Westergren method with samples collected in standard 13 x 75 mm EDTA tubes. A barcode scanner ensures positive patient identification.
Streck is the exclusive distributor of the Diesse MINI-CUBE in the United States and Canada.
Diesse Diagnostica Senese S.p.A. was founded in Italy in 1982 to support the IVD market segments of hematology, seroimmunology and bacteriology. The company designs and develops closed automated systems, and has the in-house production capacity to manufacture the components of its diagnostic kits as well as its instruments. The company’s mission is to improve the health status of the population through diagnostic tests that can guide medical decisions more effectively while also addressing concerns for health care expenditures and the need to provide safety for clinicians and medical scientists.
About Streck, Inc.
Established in 1971, Streck develops and manufactures products for clinical and research laboratories. Streck’s passion for innovation, quality and service has allowed the organization to become a world leader in the development of quality control and diagnostic products that help laboratories ensure accurate and timely results for patients. Streck offers the industry’s leading automated erythrocyte sedimentation rate instrument and is a worldwide supplier of blood collection tubes that standardize methods for sample collection, stabilization and transportation. Expanding product lines include flow cytometry, body fluids and urinalysis with emerging products being developed for the burgeoning field of molecular diagnostics. For more information, visit www.streck.com.