Calibrants

Calibrants are are used to verify that the viscometer is operating correctly, or to calibrate it.

There are 3 calibrants - CHECK, LOW, and HIGH. Benson Viscometers are able to supply a full range of calibrants needed to run the BV200 or BV1 viscometers - this is normally by contract for scheduled monthly deliveries, ensuring they are fresh, and reducing storage needs.

Labels

Benson Viscometers are able to supply labels for Steriliser, Enzyme, and Water Rinse so they can be attached to the client tubes. Laboratories are able to use their own sourced Steriliser and cleaning fluids.

Material Safety Data Sheets (COSHH)

  The tabbed area below  provides access for any COSHH Data Sheets that accompany our products

 
File (click to open) Description
Glycerol 070513 Glycerol COSHH Data Sheet  in PDF format
 
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Sodium Azide 070513 Sodium Azide COSHH Data Sheet  in PDF format
 
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Tween20 070513 Tween20 COSHH Data Sheet  in PDF format
 
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Wash Additive 070513 Wash Additive COSHH Data Sheet  in PDF format
 
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Check 070513 Check Calibrant COSHH Data Sheet  in PDF format
HIGH 070513 HIGH Calibrant COSHH Data Sheet  in PDF format
LOW 070513 LOW Calibrant COSHH Data Sheet  in PDF format
Hyper Control 160317 Hyper Control COSHH Data Sheet in PDF format
High Control 160317 High Control COSHH Data Sheet in PDF format
 
File (click to open) Description
Enzyme 070513 Enzyme COSHH Data Sheet  in PDF format
Steriliser 070513 Steriliser COSHH Data Sheet  in PDF format
Water Rinse 070513 Water Rinse COSHH Data Sheet in PDF format
 
 
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About PV

Benson Viscometers Ltd is a British company that manufactures, distributes and maintains a range of clinical viscometers, tuned to analyse blood plasma viscosity.

The range includes a fully automated walk away high volume analyser (BV200) capable of processing 60 samples per hour for large laboratories and a semi automated analyser (BV1) suitable for small laboratories performing up to 50 samples a day.

The company also supplies a full range of control and maintenance reagents to give operators confidence in their results.

 

BV1 Unit
For confidence in your results

An increasing number of laboratories are electing to use Plasma Viscosity routinely in preference to erythrocyte sedimentation testing (ESR). This is because Plasma Viscosity results are easier to imterpret and results can be fully validated.

What They Say

"Benson Viscometers is the UK leader for plasma viscosity testing systems and we have had a long relationship with Bernie Benson. The BV1 is superbly engineered and easy to use, with a modified PC cabinet and a small footprint. Customer support is second to none." Graham Gibbs MSc CSci FIBMS, Lead Biomedical Scientist, Haematology Dept., Musgrove Park Hospital.

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BV200 Unit
Some PV Facts
  • Patient plasma viscosity (PV) is unaffected by patient anaemia or polycythaemia 
  • Samples can be analysed up to one week after centrifugation 
  • Test results are not affected by anti-inflammatory drugs 
  • Patient PV is not affected by age (>3 years), gender or smoking 
  • A rise of PV in the third trimester of pregnancy is predictable 
  • The only diagnostic test for plasma hyperviscosity