Product News: New ALBAcyte® 0.8% Reagent Red Cell Panels from Alpha Laboratories

17 Apr 2013

Reagent Red Cell panels are now available from Alpha Laboratories in 0.8% cell suspensions. The vials are bar-coded making them ideal for use on column agglutination technology (CAT) systems such as Ortho AutoVue and Bio-Rad (Diamed) systems. This superior range of reagent red cells can be used in both patient and donor testing applications. ALBAcyte® panels are manufactured from pre-selected donors, providing consistent high quality products.

Produced by leading manufacturer, Alba Bioscience, the 0.8% Reagent Red Cells are ready to use, requiring no dilution, to provide complete convenience and accuracy. They comply with UK BTS Guidelines are CE marked and supplied in handy space-saving packaging. The cells are issued on a 4-week cycle, providing customers with a minimum of 28 days shelf-life upon receipt. RhD negative panels are available for antibody screening in patients who have received prophylactic Anti-D.

The ALBAcyte 0.8% range includes Reagent Cells for Column Agglutination Techniques (CAT), Screening Panels and ID Panels. A 2-3% suspension range is also available for conventional manual tube testing.