Allegro®

Not yet available in the U.S. or Canada

A Fast, Simple, Capillary Blood Analyzer

Allegro is a compact, point-of-care (POC) analyzer that features a clinically important menu of 12 measured and individually selectable tests, plus 6 calculated tests. All tests are measured with disposable, ready-to-use cartridges or test strips, and are easily performed by non-technical personnel.

Allegro uses a very small capillary blood drop for all blood tests, which eliminates the need for venipunctures or a trained phlebotomist. With cartridge test times of 6 to 9 minutes and the ability to measure two cartridges simultaneously, Allegro provides rapid results. Having results during the patient visit—not after—is more effective for patient/clinician meetings; reduces office calls, letters, and follow-up visits; and improves patient compliance with care recommendations.

A comprehensive test menu for monitoring glycemic 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
HbA1c
Glucose
Estimated avg. Glu
Kidney Function
Blood Creatinine
eGFR
Urine Creatinine
Urine Albumin
Albumin/Creatinine Ratio
Lipids/Cardiac Risk
Total Cholesterol
HDL Cholesterol
Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
Non-HDL Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol
Triglycerides
Coagulation
PT/INR
Anemia Assessment
Hemoglobin
Hematocrit
Gout
Uric Acid

The only analyzer that measures all blood tests from a capillary sample

Capillary sampling is easily performed by staff members, eliminating the need for venipunctures, trained phlebotomists, and blood drawing tubes and needles. Allegro’s use of a small, 5 μL blood drop makes testing virtually painless for the patient.


Tests Available from Capillary Fingerstick Samples

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HbA1c
Lipids Panel
 
Blood Glucose    
Blood Creatinine    
PT/INR    
Hb/Hct    
Uric Acid    


Tests Available from Urine Samples

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Urine Creatinine
Urine Albumin
Albumin/Creatinine Ratio


Cartridge tests

HbA1c
6-minute assay
1.5 µL capillary blood
Urine albumin/creatinine
6.5-minute assay
25 µL urine
Lipids
9.5-minute assay
5.0 µL capillary blood
PT/INR
15-150 seconds assay
5.0 µL capillary blood

Easy-to-use Analyzer

Simple Testing Procedure
Allegro’s simple testing procedures are easily performed by office staff. An onboard barcode scanner automatically enters patient ID and cartridge test assay information. When an 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 analyzer and can be accessed immediately from the Allegro database.

 


Transmits and prints results immediately

Allegro transmits patient results to the medical records system and 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. A virtually unlimited number of patient results can be stored on board the analyzer. These results can be printed, or transmitted to an EMR.


Specifications

Test Menu

Method Sample Volume Time Range Module
HbA1c

Particle Enhanced
Immunoagglutination Assay

1.5 µL capillary
whole blood

6 mins

4.0 - 14.0%

Optical A

UACR
• Urine Albumin
• Urine Creatinine

Immunoenzyme-Colorimetric Assay
Immunoenzyme-Colorimetric Assay

25 µL urine

6.5 mins

5-300 mg/dL
1.3-44.2 mmol/L
(15 - 500 mg/dL)

Optical A
PT/INR

Optical Aggregation

5 µL capillary
whole blood

15-150 sec

0.9-6.0 INR

Optical A
Lipids
• T Cholesterol
• HDL Cholesterol
• Triglycerides
• LDL Cholesterol
• Non HDL Cholesterol
• Total HDL Ratio

Immunoenzyme-Colorimetric Assay
Immunoenzyme-Colorimetric Assay
Immunoenzyme-Colorimetric Assay
Calculated
Calculated
Calculated

5 µL capillary
whole blood

9.5 mins

2.33 -12.93 mmol/L
0.52 - 2.59 mmol/L
0.57 - 6.78 mmol/L
N/A
N/A
N/A
Optical B
Glucose

Electrochemistry

1.2 µL capillary
whole blood

6 sec

0.5 - 33.3 mmol/L
(10 - 600 mg/dL)
Meter
Blood Creatinine
with eGFR

Electrochemistry

1.2 µL capillary
whole blood

30 sec

27 - 1056 µmol/L
(0.3 - 12.0 mg/dL)
Meter
Hb/Hct
• Hb
• Hct

Electrochemistry
Electrochemistry

1.6 µL capillary
whole blood

40 sec

6.5 - 22 g/dL (65 - 220 g/L)
(4.0 - 13.7 mmol/L)
6.5 - 22 g/dL (65 - 220 g/L)
(4.0 - 13.7 mmol/L)
Meter
Uric Acid

Electrochemistry

1.2 µL capillary
whole blood
15 sec 178.4-1190 µmol/L
(3.0-2.00 mg/dL)
Meter

For more information, click here or contact Nova Biomedical at:
Nova Biomedical / 200 Prospect Street / Waltham, MA 02453-3465 / 781-894-0800


Compact size for POC use

Allegro’s 20.32 cm x 38.1 cm footprint easily fits in clinician offices, clinics, and hospital outpatient locations. It can also be operated on an optional mobile cart.

Physical Specifications:

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

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


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Calculated Tests:
Estimated glomerular filtration rate

Physical Specifications:

Weight: 220 g (0.49 lb)
Size: 147 mm x 79 mm x 30 mm
(5.8 in x 3.1 in x 1.18 in)

Meter Data Storage:
Patient Tests 1,000 Tests
QC Tests 200 Tests
Users 4,000 Users

Connectivity:

Data Output: RJ-45 Ethernet Port
Protocol: TCP/IP Ethernet 100 Mbit
Standard: POCT1-A2 Compliant