How Blood Bank Analyzers Work & the Benefits of Leasing One
Whatever your immunohematology or blood bank analyzer requirements might be, Excedr can accommodate your lab’s equipment needs and model preferences. Learn more about blood bank automation and leasing below.
All equipment brands/models are available
The Benefits of Excedr’s Blood Bank Analyzer Leases:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Blood banks face the same challenges as many other clinical laboratories, which has shaped the direction of blood bank automation.
These challenges vary depending on geography but almost always include:
- Increased workloads.
- Reduced staff levels.
- Higher costs for manual reagents.
- More rigorous patient safety initiatives.
- Tighter regulations.
Furthermore, equipment and maintenance agreements can require a large initial capital outlay.
While automation has become increasingly necessary in today’s blood bank field—automation allows for higher-throughput, increased safety, standardization of results, and improved patient care—acquiring automated or semi-automated equipment can still pose a financial challenge.
Despite these challenges, blood banking and transfusion medicine facilities have succeeded in acquiring the analytical equipment they need to simplify and maximize workflows by taking advantage of our lab equipment leasing program. Through leasing, in vitro diagnostics facilities can improve efficiencies and streamline workflows during a time of significant workforce reduction and shrinking budgets.
Analyzer Safety & Productivity
Blood bank automation was introduced in the 1960s, and many modern transfusion departments have already moved to automated analysis. However, a large number of smaller laboratories and field sites still use manual methods. What are the advantages of automated blood banking?
Advantages of Automation
Tube testing has traditionally been the gold standard for ABO/Rh blood grouping, as well as crossmatching, antigen typing, antibody screening, and antibody identification. However, this is increasingly less true of modern blood banks.
The disadvantages of manual analysis include labor-intensive work, reduced efficiency, repetitive processes, and a much lower safety record due to user error. Even small laboratories can benefit from automation, as it frees up technical staff for other tasks that better utilize their skills.
- Increased safety and decreased human error
- Positive patient identification through specimen barcoding
- Stable endpoint (not achieved with tube reactions)
- Ability to archive results
- Higher turnaround times due to batch testing
- LIS interface for downloading requests and uploading results
- Less labor-intensive
- Traceability of reagents, staff, and samples
- Improved objectivity and reproducibility of testing
Automatic crossmatching also reduces the risk of incompatibility due to user error or incorrect labeling of specimen processing.
Choosing an Analyzer
Ultimately, the type of analyzer you choose depends on the testing requirements of your department and its budget.
Modern automated systems for the blood bank increase throughput and efficiency while lowering safety risks to transfusion recipients and reducing the potential for human error.
Molecular diagnostics may help improve the transfusion department’s safety further when used in conjunction with standard automated methodologies.
Lease Blood Bank Analyzer Instruments & Improve Efficiency
Are you looking to lease a blood bank analyzer? We can help.
We offer leases on almost any make and model, including popular instruments such as the Galileo-Echo® or PK7400 Automated Microplate System Analyzer.
Additionally, if you need a cryogenic freezer to store biological samples or a customized centrifuge to fulfill your blood bank centrifugation needs, our team can also help with that.
Contact us at (510) 982-6552 or fill out our contact form so that we can get you precisely what you need.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional cash savings.
If you recently purchased equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your instrument and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up cash in your budget rather than tying it down to the instrument.
Blood Bank Analyzer Manufacturers & Models
Echo Lumena, NEO Iris, Galileo
Erytra, Erytra Eflexis, Wadiana
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics:
ORTHO workstation, ORTHO VISION, ORTHO VISION Max
IH-1000, IH-500, TANGO infinity System
CELL-DYN Sapphire, CELL-DYN Ruby, CELL-DYN SMS, ALINITY
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics:
BCS XP, BFT II Analyzer, Sysmex CA-1500, Sysmex CA-7000, Sysmex CA-620, Sysmex CA-660, Sysmex CS-5100, Sysmex CS-2500,1, ADVIA 2120i, CellaVision DM1200, Hematek 3000, ADVIA 360, ADVIA 560, ADVIA 560 AL