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Reduce your spin time by 70% or more. The Dash Line of high g-force centrifuges processes samples in 3 minutes with record delivery to chemistry. But that’s not all. Watch our overview video to learn more.
DRUCKER DASH APPROACH
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The Drucker Dash approach to centrifugation introduces a few simple changes to improve your turnaround time (TAT) and transform your lab into an agile system. The approach uses a centrifuge array to eliminate queuing, which allows for immediate centrifuging. Small centrifuges in an array can be loaded quickly without batching and without waiting for a previous cycle to finish.
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Enhanced lab efficiency combined with shorter spin time will increase throughput by more than 100% and get results back to the doctors and nurses who help with the people who matter the most – your patients.
The Drucker Dash approach makes some small tweaks to lab processes and uses a centrifuge array to eliminate queuing which allows for immediate centrifuging. Small centrifuges in an array can be loaded quickly without batching or waiting for a previous cycle to finish.
So what exactly is the Drucker Dash Approach?
Put simply, it’s an approach you can take to boost efficiency in your lab without causing major disruptions to current workflow. With a few tweaks you’ll be getting lab results returned to doctors in record time.
The Drucker Dash begins by looking at ways to reduce time spent waiting for test results even before tubes reach the lab. Labeling stat samples in phlebotomy as soon as they’re taking can make your lab more efficient. When used in conjunction with colored bags for STAT samples, your lab can quickly identify samples which need to be processed immediately.
Reducing Turnaround Time
Once tubes make it to the lab, the Drucker Dash approach uses an array of small centrifuges to eliminate time spent transporting specimens to batch centrifuges and queueing. Using an array allows you to load them quickly without transporting, batching or waiting for a previous cycle to finish. When you place an array of Apex centrifuges next to your existing station, your staff can spin plasma samples the moment they arrive. The centrifuge will notify your staff when it is complete, so that specimens no longer wait in a centrifuge after spinning. Samples can be sent for analysis in just a few minutes. Your wait time will disappear before your eyes.
Reducing Spin Time
You’ve now made strides to make your lab process more efficient but how do you reduce the centrifuge spin time? We have the solution. Advancements in centrifugation technology including Drucker’s patented horizontal rotor, can help reduce your lab’s spin time for chemistry and coag tubes by 70% or more.
Enhanced lab efficiency, combined with shorter spin times, may increase throughput by more than 100%, eliminating up to 13 minutes waiting for tubes to be processed. That gets results back to the doctors and nurses who help the people who matter most, your patients.
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Enhanced lab efficiency combined with shorter spin time will increase throughput by more than 100% and get results back to the doctors and nurses who help the people who matter most – your patients
HIGH G-FORCE CENTRIFUGES
Preprogrammed to provide high performance STAT processing to meet the needs of the most demanding lean laboratories
The Apex 6 uses High G-force capabilities to quickly and effectively separate up to 6 samples in 3 minutes. Hospital labs can reduce overall turnaround time with the Apex 6’s fast, high-performance sampling and preprogrammed features
The Apex 12 comes with 3 easily selectable pre-sets to suit your lab’s needs. This centrifuge can separate up to 12 samples in just 3 minutes. The LED lid lighting helps to further reduce turnaround time and indicates the Apex 12’s status
The Apex 24 can hold up to 24 tubes and provides ideal horizontally separated samples in just 5 minutes. Its automatically locking lid, LED lighting, and programmable settings increase safety and decrease turnaround time