Product News: STA-R Evolution from Stago is Key to Blood Services at Leicester

24 Feb 2012

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are using Stago's STA-R Evolution® instruments for measurement of blood coagulation parameters. The STA-R Evolution Coagulometer can be used as a stand-alone analyzer, or can be connected to an automated robotic line. The comprehensive software uses a Windows®XP operating system which is user-friendly, flexible, traceable and secure.

Joanne Melbourne, Deputy Laboratory Manager in blood sciences, explained: "We provide blood services across three different sites and have six STA-R Evolution instruments spread between them. Five of the systems are used for routine tests such as fibrinogen and D-dimer, and the remaining instrument is dedicated to the more specialised coagulation tests. When purchasing new coagulation instrumentation, a crucial consideration is that the system must be able to link to a track at our main site - Leicester Royal Infirmary - but also be capable of working as a stand-alone system at our smaller sites. STA-R Evolution fulfilled all these roles."

"Because we operate over a large site with a lot of staff, it was also important to be able to train people quickly and easily; the STA-R Evolution's user-friendly touch screen plays a key role in this, enabling straightforward operation. We have had the instruments for almost four years now, and in that time have developed a very good relationship with Stago and found the STA-R Evolution to be very robust."