BV200 Plasma Viscometer

BV200 Plasma Viscometer

  • Ideal for over 50 samples per day
  • Carry-over level of <0.01mPa.s
  • Fast 15 minute turn around time from sample receipt to results
  • Direct sampling from primary blood tubes reducing biohazard risks
  • Use of full blood count tubes eliminating additional samples
  • Through top sample testing
  • Accommodates tubes from all leading blood collection tube manufacturers
  • Samples analyse only 50 µl of plasma (require 1ml of whole blood)
  • Suitable for Paediatrics and Adults
  • Can be loaded with up to 180 patient samples at a time
  • Automatic barcode reading immediatly prior to analysis
  • Load and walk away system
  • Automatic calibration checks
  • Network interface capability

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The Benson viscometers BV200 has been designed and manufactured by our specialist team of electrical, mechanical and software engineers in the UK.

With over 60 systems currently being used around the UK & Ireland, we are continually developing and supporting our customer base which is overseen by our on-site team.

Benson Viscometers BV200 provides the tools necessary to screen for a wide range of inflammatory conditions that include rheumatoid arthritis, myeloma and plasma hyperviscosity.

The BV200 plasma viscometer is suitable for processing over 50 samples per day and can be loaded with up to 180 patient samples at once.

Supported by an automatic barcode reading the system, this machine can be loaded with samples and initiated, requiring only minimal user interaction as the conveyor moves samples through the probe chamber and automatically cleans between each cycle.

Plasma sample results are displayed quickly with a fast 15 minute average turnaround from full blood count sample to receipt of results. Patient results can then be printed or transferred using a laboratory information management system.

Samples that are processed by on the BV200 plasma viscometer use only 50 micro litres from a sample of 1ml, using full blood count tubes also ensures that analysis can be completed on both adult and paediatric patients.

Automatic calibration checks ensure that results are accurate. In May 2019 Benson Viscometers received ISO9001:2015 certification.

The operation of the BV200 is simple to use and provides accurate results every time.

An overview of the operation is as follows:

  • Take the sample in an anti-coagulant EDTA primary tube. Ensure it has been centrifuged for at least 3 min at 3000 rpm.You do not need to remove the cap. Up to 180 samples can be loaded at one time.
  • You can process samples that have previously been used for full blood count and other tests; this can be several days after initial collection.
  • The barcoded test samples are moved by the conveyor to the probe chamber. Once the sample reaches this area, the barcode is automatically scanned into the system.
  • The probe then penetrates the cap and 50 micro litres is taken for analysis.
  • The results are then immediately displayed on screen using our in-house software provided with the BV200.
  • An automatic wash cycle is carried out after each test to ensure there is no sample carry over between tests.
  • Additional sample can be inserted at any time through the analysis process. Samples which have been tested can be removed from the conveyor.
  • Once a check control has validated the results, they can be printed out or transferred to a library information management system.