Nova Biomedical- Hospital Based Blood Gas and Critical Care Analyzers
A Fast, Simple, Capillary Blood Analyser
Tests include HbA1c, lipids, glucose, creatinine, urine albumin
and urine creatinine

Not yet available in the US.

Nova Biomedical- Hospital Based Blood Gas and Critical Care Analyzers
• All blood tests use a capillary fingerstick sample
• Immediate test results during the patient visit
• Reduces patient follow-up visits and costs

A Fast, Simple, Capillary Blood Analyser

Allegro is a compact, point-of-care (POC) analyser that features a clinically important menu of eight measured and individually selectable tests, plus six calculated tests. All tests are measured with disposable, ready-to-use cartridges or test strips, and are easily performed by non-technical personnel.

Capillary fingerstick sampling for all blood tests eliminates the need for venipunctures or a trained phlebotomist. Allegro’s 6-to-9.5 minute cartridge test times and ability to measure two cartridges simultaneously provide rapid results. Having results during the patient visit–not after–makes the patient/clinician meeting more effective, reduces office calls, letters, and follow-up visits, and improves patient compliance with care recommendations.

A comprehensive test menu for monitoring glycaemic control and diabetes risk factors

Allegro provides a comprehensive test menu to monitor the effectiveness of glycemic control, assess the risk or progression of diabetes complications, and make therapeutic adjustments for patients.

Glycemic Control Kidney Function Lipids/Cardiac Risk
HbA1c Blood Creatinine Total Cholesterol
Glucose eGFR HDL Cholesterol
Estimated avg. Glu Urine Creatinine Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
  Urine Albumin Non-HDL Cholesterol
  Albumin/Creatinine ratio LDL Cholesterol
    Triglycerides

 

All blood tests performed with capillary finger stick samples

Capillary sampling is easily performed by staff members, eliminating the need for venipunctures, trained phlebotomists, and blood drawing tubes and needles. Allegro’s small blood samples make capillary testing virtually painless for the patient.

Tests Available from Capillary Fingerstick Samples

Test  
HbA1c
Lipids Panel
Blood Glucose
Blood Creatinine

 

Tests Available from Urine Samples

Test  
Urine Creatinine
Urine Albumin
Albumin/Creatinine Ratio

Cartridge Tests


HbA1c 6-minute assay
Measures: HbA1c
Calculates: estimated average
glucose
Sample Volume: 1.5 μL capillary blood


Urine albumin/creatinine 6.5-minute assay
Measures: urine albumin and urine creatinine
Calculates: albumin/creatinine ratio
Sample Volume: 25 μL urine


Lipids 9.5-minute assay
Measures: total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides
Calculates: LDL cholesterol, non-HDL cholesterol,
cholesterol/HDL ratio
Sample Volume: 5 μL capillary blood

StatStrip A Wireless meter

The optional StatStrip A meter wirelessly transmits patient-identified test results to the analyser where they are combined with the cartridge test results in a single patient report.

Easy-to-use analyser

Simple test procedures
Allegro’s simple test procedures are easily performed in minutes. An onboard barcode scanner eliminates manual entry of patient ID and cartridge test assay information. Allegro’s automation allows the user to perform other clinic-related duties while the sample is analysed. When analysis is completed, the results are automatically printed and stored in the Allegro database and transmitted to the electronic medical record (EMR) for clinician viewing.


Scan cartridge

Perform fingerstick

Remove capillary sampler

Touch sampler to blood

Replace capillary sampler

Insert cartridge and press "Analyze"

Meter and strip testing steps


Insert test strip

Perform fingerstick

Touch strip to blood

Connects to electronic medical records

Results are instantly transmitted to the EMR by industry standard HL7 and POCT1A-2 interface formats for clinician retrieval.
Results and trend data are also stored on the analyser and can be accessed immediately from the Allegro database.

Results printout

Allegro transmits patient results to the medical records system and also produces an
immediate printout of patient results.

Patient trend report

Allegro provides on-screen and printed trend reports for patient values.
The last nine results for the patient are presented as a trend graph.

On-board storage of patient results

Allegro stores a virtually unlimited number of patient results on board the analyser. These results can be recalled from the Allegro database for review, printing, or transmitting to an EMR.

Point-of-care testing saves time and reduces cost

Simplifies workflow

Testing for HbA1c, glucose, lipids, and kidney function is commonly required for people with diabetes during primary care visits. Allegro’s test menu and capillary blood sampling allows clinicians to have these tests available during the patient visit. This eliminates numerous follow-up calls and visits and creates significant cost savings.


Reduces costs

Re-contacting patients with blood test results and rescheduling another visit creates significant work for a primary care clinic.


Specifications

Compact size

Physical Specifications:
Width 20.32cm (8in)
Height 35.6cm (14in)
Depth 38.1cm (15in)
Weight 10.43kg (23lb)

Electrical Power Requirements:
90-264 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Interfaces:
ASTM Protocol, via serial RS232 TCP/IP, POCT1-A2, HL7

Printer:
Built-in thermal

FDA Labeling:
For in-vitro diagnostic use, pending FDA clearance

 

CE Marked