Member since: 2020
Relatively good machine.
Application Area: CD4 count testing
"The machine is easy to use and easy to mantain. Its portable nature makes it easy to handle and it's durable against harsh chemicals or falling. Because it is portable, it's good for outreach activities. It is easy to set up and has inbuilt controls. TAT takes 20 minutes. Unfortunatetly, you cannot run more than 5 samples in an hour. But, it's possible if you have 2 or 3 machines set up. Procedure to set up a test is not cumbersome and no extra reagents are required besides the casessette. Downtime for this machine is very low. Few challenges with the battery life, at some point we will be forced to have it plugged in continuously during testing. Despite this, it has good value for money and provides accurate and reproducible results."
Member since: 2012
Organization: South Dakota State University
"This POCT instrument is easy to use. I have used it to show students POCT for coagulation testing and they have had no problems. The only downfall is that currently it is a challenge to get cards for testing purposes. "
The enumeration of absolute numbers of T-helper cells (commonly referred to as a CD4 count) is essential for establishing baseline immunity and assessing clinical outcome in patients infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
The Pima™ CD4 test gives you the ability to monitor patients while they are still in your care. Consisting of the Pima™ Analyser and Pima™ CD4 Cartridge, the Alere CD4 test enables CD4 T-cell analysis at the point-of-care from a fingerstick or venous whole-blood sample in only 20 minutes, providing an effective and affordable tool in the management of HIV patients, specifically designed to serve the needs of the healthcare professional in the field, the laboratory or the office.
Product exclusively available for export to select markets.
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