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.
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|
|Estimated avg. Glu||Urine Creatinine||Cholesterol/HDL Ratio|
|Urine Albumin||Non-HDL Cholesterol|
|Albumin/Creatinine ratio||LDL Cholesterol|
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
| Lipids Panel
| Blood Glucose
Tests Available from Urine Samples
| Urine Creatinine
| Urine Albumin
| Albumin/Creatinine Ratio
HbA1c 6-minute assay
Calculates: estimated average
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,
Sample Volume: 5 μL capillary blood
StatStrip A Wireless meter
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.
Remove capillary sampler
Touch sampler to blood
Replace capillary sampler
Insert cartridge and press "Analyze"
Meter and strip testing steps
Insert test strip
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.
Allegro transmits patient results to the medical records system and also produces an
immediate printout 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
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.
- • Eliminates the need for follow-up patient contact with blood test results.
- • Eliminates scheduling and conducting another visit if the blood tests indicate a need for therapy changes.
- • Eliminates follow up with non-compliant patients who do not obtain their laboratory blood tests.
Re-contacting patients with blood test results and rescheduling another visit creates significant work for a primary care clinic.
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
ASTM Protocol, via serial RS232 TCP/IP, POCT1-A2, HL7
For in-vitro diagnostic use, pending FDA clearance