About Benson Viscometers

History

Benson Viscometers Ltd is a British manufacturing company that specialises in the design, development and manufacture of high quality plasma viscometers and blood measuring equipment.

We are proud that without any exception that every member of the Benson Viscometers team personally “cares” about our responsibility to give an accomplished service in every aspect of our operation.

At Benson Viscometers we believe in engineering excellence, technical innovation and quality of service.

Established in 1999 our family run company has established itself as the leader in the provision of Plasma Viscometers throughout the UK. The majority of the analysers have been installed in National Health Service (NHS) Pathology laboratories, but private laboratories located in Europe and the United Arab Emirates also use our equipment.

In May 2019 we received ISO9001:2015 certification. This was spearheaded by our lead quality & operation team as well as senior management. We believe that this falls in line with our continued efforts to provide a quality focused, highly organised and friendly approach to our customers located in the UK and internationally.

Benson Viscometers is proud of its ability to design and develop new systems and is currently testing a new analyser which is not associated with viscosity to increase its market base.

UKAS

Benson Viscometers uses only UKAS verified calibration fluids which include CHECK, LOW & HIGH calibrators. We also supply specialist cleaning fluids that include enzyme, sterilizer and decontamination additives as well as wash additive for the viscometers.

If you would like more information on what Benson Viscometer has available, please visit the BV1 or BV200 information page. If you would like to know more about our range of calibration fluids and reagents please refer to our Viscometer Consumables page.

Our plasma viscometer analysers have the ability to provide fast, effective and accurate results and are compliant with ISO 15189.

Other tests used for diagnosing/monitoring inflammation can take an extra 24-48hours before results become abnormal or revert to normal compared to Plasma Viscosity.

Conditions that can be associated with a high plasma viscosity result (PV) include rheumatoid arthritis, myeloma, macroglobulinaemia, and cardiovascular disease. PV results divide into a range of bands that can be of aid to clinicians in interpreting the results. The normal range is standard for both genders and all ages above 3yrs.

A normal range reported in mpa.s. At 25°C would be 1.50 – 1.72. Plasma viscosity results analysed by Benson Viscometers BV1 or BV200 can also be reported in mPa.s.  At 37°C.

If you would to know more about the range of conditions that can be screened for, please visit our Clinical Information Page.

Plasma Viscometers

Benson Viscometers BV1 and BV200 measure the viscosity of plasma. The end result, given in milli pascal seconds (m.Pas.s)

Our machines can aid pathology laboratories by providing a stable screening and diagnostic tool.  Our viscometers provide fast on-site turnaround times which can average 15 minutes from receiving the blood sample.

We are also flexible when working with NHS services and private laboratories, offering outright purchase or rental services including reagents and service contracts. This ensures that sites have minimal downtime as we can schedule deliveries by request or provide technical customer support where necessary.


BV200 Plasma Viscometer

BV1 Plasma Viscometer

Benson Viscometers BV1 Plasma Viscometer