Member since: 2018
Organization: Palms of Pasadena Hospital
Can't do without this instrument with our lean staffing.
Application Area:Hospital laboratory
"This instrument has brought dependable automation to a field that has traditionally been labor intensive with manual testing. Echo is rarely down, reliable with adequate output for a small to medium size laboratory. "
Member since: 2018
Organization: Hackensack University Medical Center
Very good analyzer!
Application Area:ABORH Types and Antibody Screens
"This product is easy to use, and if any problems arise tech support is available to help. Most problems encountered are rare and can be resolved by the user. Results are accurate."
Member since: 2017
Organization: Mount Sinai Hospital
Not a very good instrument.
Application Area:Analyze blood group and screen
"The instrument gave lots of equivocal results and when repeated using another technology gave a negative results. When having equivocal results it cost money and technologist time."
Member since: 2013
Organization: University of Alaska Anchorage
Application Area:blood group typing and antibody screens
"At our facility the Galileo ECHO does not automatically connect with the laboratory system, so first we must enter the patient information manually which can be time consuming and prone to error during busy times. I am thankful that the system prompts you to enter the information twice in order to try and reduce clerical error. Overall, I really like using the Galileo ECHO analyzer, we use the analyzer to do routine blood group good typing, although our current policy took out the use of week D testing. We also use the analyzer for antibody screening, and identification. I like that we can use additional select cells, since this adds to cells that can be used to rule out antibodies before the need to manually use select cells. And definitely decreases the amount of time to identify complex antibodies."
Member since: 2012
Organization: Novartis International AG
"This is a very reliable machine that I saw in our clinical rotation site in MD Anderson. However, I still dedicate personnel to stand by in case of any artefact blocking the photo-taking beam. The user interface is self-explanatory. I would definitely recommend using this machine anyway."
Member since: 2011
Organization: Royal United Hospital, Bath
"Automated crossmatching saves time in the lab. 20-30 minutes daily maintenance. 15 panel antibody screen can be very useful."