New Technologies Simplify Use, Eliminate Maintenance, and Add New Tests
Stat Profile Prime Plus VET is a comprehensive, whole blood critical care analyzer that combines blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites, co-oximetry, and 32 calculated results in a simple, compact analyzer. Prime Plus VET combines maintenance-free, replaceable cartridge technology for sensors and reagents with patented, new, maintenance-free, and non-lysing whole blood co-oximetry technology. Prime Plus VET results are produced very rapidly, a complete test menu panel in about one minute, and are combined with bidirectional connectivity and a powerful onboard data management system.
Nova MicroSensor Card™ Technology
Most comprehensive critical care menu
PO2, PCO2, pH, Hct, tHb, Na, Cl, K, iCa, iMg, TCO2, Urea, Creat, Glu, Lac, SO2%, O2Hb, COHb, MetHb, HHb, tBil, HbF
• All Prime Plus VET biosensors use proven Nova technology in a miniaturized, maintenance-free sensor card format.
• Nova's MicroSensor cards combine all 22 whole blood assays including co-oximetry.
Important New Assays
Urea (BUN) and Creatinine
Kidney disease is common in cats and dogs. Prime Plus VET is the only veterinary critical care analyzer that provides the option of urea (BUN) and creatinine as well as calculated BUN/creatinine ratio.
Ionized magnesium (iMg)
Disruptions in the balance of iMg, Na, K, and iCa are common in veterinary medicine and can cause cardiac arrhythmias, reduced cardiac contraction, and cardiac arrest. Prime Plus VET is the only blood gas analyzer to provide a comprehensive profile of electrolytes including iMg.
Fast Stat Results
Prime Plus VET’s exceptional throughput easily handles the high sample workload of a busy practice. Prime Plus VET delivers a 22-test critical care profile in about one minute. Competitor analyzers can require up to four minutes, even with fewer tests reported.
Prime Plus VET’s unique Clot Block® sample flow path protects MicroSensor cards from blood clot blockages.
Individual Sensors and Calibrators Maximize Uptime
Individual MicroSensor cards and calibrator cartridges offer a significant benefit in analyzer uptime compared to combined sensor/calibrator cartridge systems.
MicroSensor cards have fastest replacement time
MicroSensor cards can be replaced and calibrated in 45 minutes. Other combined systems usually take greater than one hour to calibrate and remain unstable with drift and frequent re-calibrations for two hours or longer.
replaced in seconds
Calibrator and quality control (QC) cartridges are immediately ready to use and easily replaced in seconds. Replacing only a calibrator cartridge significantly reduces analyzer downtime because it has no warm-up time, compared to the over two-hour wait for competitors’ combined systems.
Individual Sensors and Calibrators Lower Costs
Individual MicroSensor cards and calibrator cartridges are a low cost alternative to the inflexibility and waste of combined sensor/calibrator cartridge systems. For example, an analyzer in a high workload setting requires fewer sensor cards than calibrators, and a low volume workload setting requires the reverse. In both cases, Prime Plus VET eliminates waste and reduces overall consumable costs by using the full life of each MicroSensor card and calibrator cartridge.
Automated, True Liquid QC
Saves time and labor
Maintaining QC is one of the most time consuming aspects of critical care testing. Prime Plus VET’s fully automated, onboard liquid QC saves hours of time each week, compared to manually running controls.
Simple, Fast Operation
10.1 inch wide, high definition, color touchscreen operation
The large color touchscreen is easy to read and operate with intuitive prompts.
Three simple steps to initiate a full 22-test profile
2. Scan or enter patient ID
Integrated barcode scanner
An optional, integrated 1D/2D barcode scanner, conveniently located within the sample port, eliminates the need for external handheld scanners and allows for fast, error-free entry of operator and patient IDs.
The unique design of the safety sample port protects the user from accidental contact with the analyzer probe.
Syringes can be docked and sampled with hands-free operation.
Hands-free capillary sampling can be performed without adapters.
Samples can be aspirated directly from tubes, eliminating sample
transfer to a syringe or capillary.
QC proficiency ampoules can be sampled without adapters.
|Critical Care Test Menu||Methodology|
|HHb, deoxyhemoglobin||O2Hb, oxyhemoglobin|
|MetHb, methemoglobin||COHb, carboxyhemoglobin|
|tHb, total hemoglobin||SO2%, oxygen saturation|
|tBil, total bilirubin||HbF, fetal hemoglobin|
Comprehensive Electrolyte Model*
Prime VET Electrolyte System
Na, K, Cl, iCa, iMg
Test Menu: Glucose, Ketone
Nova VET Meter
StatSensor Creatinine MeterTest Menu: Creatinine, eGFR
Test Menu: Lactate
StatStrip Lactate Meter
Full color 10.1-inch touchscreen, multilingual, QC statistics, onboard data management, automatic sampler, integrated capillary adapter, optional barcode scanner, QC data storage, optional mobile cart with UPS
135 μL whole blood
Operating Temperature Range
Height: 18.2 in (45.7 cm) Width: 14.2 in (35.6 cm)
Depth: 15.5 in (39.1 cm) Weight: 35 lb (15.88 kg) without reagent pack
Electrical Power Requirement
< 90 Watts
Onboard thermal printer and configurable to most Windows based printers
Fully automatic two-point calibration every 2 hours; user-selectable single-point calibration every 45 minutes or with each sample. Manual calibration initiated at any time.
Whole blood (heparinized), arterial, venous, mixed venous, capillary, dialysate
ASTM, HL7, or POCT1-A2 connectivity formats