QL Care Analyzer
The QLCA represents a shift in the design POC analyzers. The QLCA is small, portable, stand-alone and completely automated POC immunoanalyzer. The QLCA has successfully miniaturized lab test technology, and combined it with a simplified mechanical design and proprietary triggering mechanism. The QL Care Analyzer was built on a core technology developed specifically for this purpose.
The QLCA uses a pre-loaded disposable test cartridge. A non-metered whole blood sample is added to the cartridge to obtain a test result, printed and archived, in 15 minutes, a true walk-away testing The QLCA employs chemical light generation or chemiluminescence (CL), the same technology used in medical labs. The QLCA uses a patented automated electronic process to trigger CL, which enhances light collection, speeds up marker binding and increases sensitivity. With 6 easy steps, quantitative testing results are generated within 15 minutes.
Step 1 User Interface
The user initiates the machine by opening and tapping an intuitive user-interface touch screen.
Step 2 Test Preparation
The user opens the cartridge door and inserts the cartridge for the desired test.
Step 3 Test Initiation
The user adds the sample to the cartridge and closes the door to insert the cartridge into the machine; thus initiating the test.
Step 4 Automatic Calibration
The machine automatically identifies the type of test from the barcode on the cartridge, loads the required calibration software and runs the appropriate test. The operator enters patient data as the test runs.
Step 5 Present Results
Results are displayed on the LCD, electronically stored in the machine and/or forwarded to desired network, and can also be printed on the internal printer.
Step 6 Complete Test
The cartridge is removed and disposed, readying the machine for the next test (single use cartridge).