Diesse MINI-CUBE by Streck Inc.

Manufacturer Streck Inc.  |  Available in North America
4.8
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5.0
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The Diesse MINI-CUBE is an automated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) analyzer that produces results directly from EDTA tubes without consuming the patient sample. The MINI-CUBE produces results in 20 minutes, utilizes bar code scanning for positive patient identification and easily interfaces to LIS.


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Average Rating: 4.8
19 Scientists have reviewed this product

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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Dimmit Regional Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Extremely reliable, good stability
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: ESR

"The ESR CHEX PLUS control material is SUPER stable, we love the reproducibility and consistency of the material. Easy to use, scan, and drop-in, 20 minutes later you're done."

Review date: 09 Mar 2022 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Baptist



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great product, highly recommend
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:To QC our ESR testing

"I have never experienced any issues with the ESR-Chex Plus QC. It provides reliable, accurate results and is very easy to use."

Review date: 10 Feb 2022 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: RGRH



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great and stable results with this QC material
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:QC material

"Very easy to use and provides extremely stable QC readings daily. I am very satisfied with this product. IQAP online input provides peer review comparability, with easy to read reports. Sales care is always at the ready for questions and input. With extended stability dates, the value for the money is spot on."

Review date: 09 Feb 2022 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Great River Med Cntr



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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It works well
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Hematology

"The instrument works well. The QC is wonky though as level 1 mean is something like 7mm/hr but we consistently get a return of 1 or 2. When looking for a SedRate analyzer we were attracted to the analysis time and the cost. We did not realize that the printer, the scanner and the transponder were an additional cost. After sale correspondence is excellent and they were able to satisfy our pathologists concern with level 1 expected result versus actual. Like the fact you can use the EDTA tube, however we've had a few problems with some short draws"

Review date: 09 Feb 2022 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University Medical Center New Orleans



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Very user friendly
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Sedimentation rate of samples

"Very easy to use and quick turnaround time"

Review date: 10 Dec 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Great River Med Cntr



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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I think Streck is the only supplier of controls for the mini cube
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Hematology

"The product works well. It's a bit of a hassle allowing it to warm, vortex, and the special way of mixing. The only thing that has been a problem is on the mini cube level one is supposed to be 7mm/hr but it almost always runs around 1mm/hr. Our pathologist had a literal fit when she looked at it. A nice lady at Streck did provide us with an e-mail stating some facts and our pathologist backed off."

Review date: 09 Dec 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Community Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Love this instrument, very easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Sed rates

"This analyzer was very easy to set-up and correlate. The Streck customer service team answered any question I had and were very friendly."

Review date: 12 Jul 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Mason District Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Love it!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Clinical lab

"Very easy to use. Simple to order. No worry with checking inventory."

Review date: 12 Jul 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Memorial Health Systems / Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Definitely a great instrument for ease of use and quick TAT.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Clinical laboratory

"The instrument is very easy to use. There is no maintenance required. It has recently been upgraded to run microtainers and raised bottom microtainers. The results are reproducible and the time to final result is only 20 minutes. It is a walk away process. The only improvement I would like to see is that the instrument is able to function at full tube capacity. It errors out when the tube is filled to the line of the tube. The tech has to always take off about a centimeter or two of blood for it to work."

Review date: 15 Jun 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE

Manufacturer's Response

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear it’s a great instrument for your lab! We’d love to discuss your instrument suggestion, please feel free to reach out to Michael Patrick at mpatrick@streck.com if you have time to discuss in greater detail
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: HCA Healthcare - Tomball



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Sed rates are no longer a hassle!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Hematology

"Mini Cube is very easy to use, even allowing us to use pediatric bullets."

Review date: 20 Mar 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: St Mary's Healthcare Amsterdam NY



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great to use. Easy to run.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Running sed rates

"This analyzer is great. Easy to use. The tech support and all those at Streck have been very helpful."

Review date: 19 Mar 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Door County Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Nice, small instrument that is able to send results to LIS.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Hematology, hospital lab

"Analyzer is compact, good reportability to LIS, no transferring of specimen or QC material and no daily calibration."

Review date: 17 Mar 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: HSHS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great product and time saver!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Daily ESR

"Extremely user friendly and cost effective for daily use."

Review date: 17 Mar 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Great River Med Cntr



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Works with reservations.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Lab use

"Product works well but there are a few problems. Initially we bought the Mini Cube because it was low priced but we were not aware that there were hidden costs such as the printer, the scanner, and the transponder. Also the QC doesn't work often. Pathologists are upset that level 1 isn't anywhere near claimed and level 2 is hit or miss. Run it once and get below limits, run it again and its above limits. When the power goes off here (which it does frequently) the instrument resets to the year 2027 so if not noticed the QC has to be entered by hand as the date wasn't changed for a few days. We also have problems with samples with labels from the ER. Have hit or miss problems with pedi samples as well."

Review date: 17 Mar 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE

Manufacturer's Response

Thank you for your review and we’re sorry your experience did not match your expectations. Customer feedback is an important part of our product improvement process and we appreciate your comments. We appreciate your time discussing your observations with us and that the software update resolved the power reset situation. We will continue to investigate all your comments and communicate product improvements as they are developed. Thank you for your continued loyalty to Streck products.
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: FORT DUCHESNE INDIAN HEALTH CENTER



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great instrument makes ESR very quick and reliable.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ESR

"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."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Upland Hills Health



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Very good instrument.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Instrument for ESR

"This ESR instrument is compact, easy to use, and uses the primary tube for testing. Tests are purchased on a "card". QC is not counted as a test. If we have an instrument issue, a new one is sent and the test code is reloaded."

Review date: 03 Feb 2021 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Crossroads Community Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Very easy to use.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Lab - hematology - sed rate

"The analyzer is very easy to use. You use the primary tube that the sample was collected in so there is no transfer. The correlations were fair as well as reproducible. I did not like the comparisons for the pediatric tubes."

Review date: 09 Dec 2020 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Allendale County Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great instrument for a small lab.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

"The Diesse Mini-Cube is an excellent instrument for running ESR's in a small lab. It's very user friendly and reliable. Results in 20 minutes."

Review date: 13 Nov 2020 | Diesse MINI-CUBE
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Omega Diagnostics @ West Jefferson Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use, No Wasted Sample.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Clinical Laboratory

"We were looking for a better method to measure Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rates for our neonate and pediatric population. Around the same time, a Streck representative reached out to let me know about a new product they were introducing - the Mini-Cube. We scheduled a demo and right away I could see that it fit our needs. You only need 500uL of whole blood, using a microtainer, and it measures the ESR in the original collection container without using any of the actual sample, so you can remix it and use it for a CBC afterwards. It does a good job with standard sized vacutainers as well. After delivery, the Streck team reached out to go through the set up process over the phone, which was pretty easy. They offered great customer service and even helped with correlation to our old method. I definitely recommend this little analyzer if you're looking for something to replace the old-fashioned Westergren method. Oh, and it can interface to an LIS, too."

Review date: 17 Dec 2018 | Diesse MINI-CUBE

The Diesse MINI-CUBE is an automated instrument for erythrocyte sedimentation rate testing directly from EDTA tubes without consuming the patient sample. The MINI-CUBE automated sed-rate instrument provides greater than 95% correlation to the modified Westergren method and is compatible with standard 13 x 75 mm K2EDTA and K3EDTA tubes (2.0-4.0 mL) and pediatric (500 µL) BD Microtainer EDTA tubes. The compact ESR analyzer requires no reagents, eliminating operator exposure to patient samples. The MINI-CUBE offers random access sample loading, bar code scanning, a Bluetooth printer, automatic archive of QC and patient data, and LIS compatibility. The Quality Control feature eliminates the need to manually record daily runs, and statistical reports are generated with the following features: Levey Jennings charts, standard deviation, CV%, mean, and highest and lowest result.

Available for distribution through Streck in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and the United States of America, excluding the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Features

  • Clear results in 20 minutes – test up to 12 samples per hour
  • Compatible with standard 13 x 75 mm K<sub>2</sub> or K3EDTA tubes and 500 µL BD Microtainer EDTA tubes
  • > 95% correlation to the Modified Westergren method
  • User-friendly touchscreen interface
  • External barcode scanner and printer
  • QC and patient archives store 5,000 results per file

Benefits

  • Produces ESR results without consuming patient sample
  • No reagents are required
  • Barcode scanner ensures positive patient identification
  • Closed system eliminates the risk of exposure to patient sample
  • Compact size optimizes the use of lab bench space
  • Easily interfaces to LIS

Product Overview

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Diesse MINI-CUBE

Manufacturer Streck Inc.  |  Available in North America

4.8 / 5.0 | 19 reviews