Streck offers the most comprehensive portfolio of true sed-rate products.

Streck sed-rate instruments utilize the traditional Modified Westergren Method, a technique that measures the difference in a start point versus end point of the red blood cells settling during a specific time limit.

Streck sed-rate product family

Automated testing

Diesse CUBE 30 Touch and Diesse MINI-CUBE both utilize the Modified Westergren sedimentation method for true – not extrapolated – results, in only 20 minutes.

Manual testing

The Streck solution for manual ESR users saves half the time versus other manual options!

The ESR-10 Manual Rack:

  • Is twice as fast as competitor methods  ̶  30 minutes vs. 60 minutes.
  • Results are read as mm per hour (Westergren method) by converting to the QuickMode Method, scientifically developed for measuring ESR in only 30 minutes.
  • Exhibits ˃96% correlation to the standard 60-minute manual Modified Westergren method.
  • Accurately and precisely measures the sedimentation rate of erythrocytes in 1.2 mL ESR-Vacuum Tubes.

Controls

The Streck sed-rate portfolio also includes accurate and reliable quality controls for both manual and automated systems.

  • ESR-Chex® is a whole blood control for manual and automated ESR testing methods and can be used in the same manner as a patient sample.
  • ESR-Chex® Plus is a whole blood control for automated ESR testing methods that use EDTA tubes.

Is a true sed-rate technique important?

The sed-rate is one of the most established tests in the clinical laboratory, providing clinicians with insights into general inflammation and health of a patient. The quantified results are well known based on sedimentation techniques. Does a change in approach or technique create a potential difference in the quantified results clinicians expect as a first line indicator for their patients?

Streck knows it is critical to maintain both rapid results ̶ 20 minutes ̶ and the methodology of a sedimentation rate to provide results that correlate well with the established normal patient ranges for many years.

Diesse CUBE 30 Touch and Diesse MINI-CUBE both utilize a method based on a Modified Westergren sedimentation technique.

The Diesse ESR systems simply measure settling without any open vial sample consumption.

  • No piercing of the top of the tube.
  • No reduction of the patient sample.
  • No production of waste material.
  • No contamination potential.

Recent rapid “sed-rate” competitors have introduced an alternate method that utilizes capillary photometric-kinetic technology which only provides an extrapolated ESR value.

To make such a measure, this technique requires:

  • Opening of the patient vial.
  • Consumption of the patient sample.
  • Reducing the remaining value of the patient sample for other tests.

This time-lapse video shows the settling of the red blood cell layer that occurs during a 20-minute sed-rate test. Abnormal ESR results occur when red blood cells settle rapidly, indicating an increase in inflammatory activity or other disease states in the patient.

Modified Westergren technique yields quantified ESR values.

Streck's ESR products measure settling distance
Competitors find extrapolated ESR values

We have a solution to fit your lab.

ESR-10 Manual Rack

Diesse MINI-CUBE

Diesse CUBE 30 Touch

Preparation

3 steps

1 step

1 step

Time

30 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

Compatibility

ESR-Vacuum Tubes
(1.2 mL)

Standard 13 x 75 mm EDTA tubes
500 μL BD Microtainer EDTA tubes
BD Microtainer MAP EDTA tubes

Standard 13 x 75 mm EDTA tubes

Reimbursement/Cost Effective

$$

$

$

CLIA Waived

X

Moderately Complex

X

X

True sed-rate testing: An established tool for the clinical laboratory

See how a true ESR measurement is more reliable than results from data extrapolation.

True sed-rate testing: An established tool for the clinical laboratory
Cell-Free DNA tubes
Cell-Free DNA tubes
Mini-Cube 1
Great instrument makes ESR very quick and reliable.

"The Diesse MINI-CUBE is very effective in achieving high quality and reproducible results. It is very easy to use and set up. This analyzer will make running ESR very easy, quick and reliable."

SelectScience Community Member review of MINI-CUBE

Cube 30
A definite upgrade for ESR testing!

"Extremely easy to use, quick and reliable. Love that there is no aliquoting or relabeling necessary - this runs on the primary tube! Reduces error in mixing, aliquoting and relabeling for sure!"

SelectScience Community Member review of CUBE 30 Touch

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Diesse Cube 30 Touch automated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) analyzer

Diesse CUBE 30 Touch

The Diesse CUBE 30 Touch is an automated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) analyzer that produces results directly from EDTA tubes without consuming the patient sample …

Diesse MINI-CUBE

The Diesse MINI-CUBE is an automated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) analyzer that produces results directly from EDTA tubes without consuming the patient sample …

ESR-10 Manual Rack

The ESR-10 Manual Rack is a manual Modified Westergren system used for determining the ESR of whole blood in 30 minutes using 1.2 mL Streck ESR-Vacuum Tubes …

ESR-Chex®

ESR-Chex is a whole blood sed-rate control for automated and manual ESR testing methods. It is available in two levels and is assayed for the most …

ESR-Chex Plus automated sed rate control

ESR-Chex® Plus

ESR-Chex Plus is a whole blood sed-rate control for automated ESR testing methods that use EDTA tubes. It is available in two levels, normal and abnormal …

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