The MC10plus is a semi-automatic 10-channel ball coagulometer for high sample throughputs with mechanical and optionally optical detection. The appearance of the mechanical ball coagulometers (AMELUNG) changed over the years without considerable modification of the basic concept which has remained the leading standard principle. Basing on this method, our experience and the latest technology we developped an analyser which is unique throughout the world with regard to precision, measuring speed and convenience.
The measurements are startet with an automatic HandyStep® pipette. The start reagents are placed in an incubation and preheating area of exactly 37.2°C. For the test samples there are 2 rows with preparation stations and one row with incubation stations.
The type of sample (regarding clarity level) is irrelevant for the ball method, as only the fibrin formation is taken as indicator. Together with the suitable reagents plasma samples as well as whole blood samples can be measured. (For special tests a stepless temperature adjustment from 30°C to 42°C is possible via the service menu.) The storage of calibration curves and patient data is of course possible.
The MC10plus can be refitted with a 1-channel photometer with 2 selectable wavelengths (405 / 650 nm). For the optical measuring method there are various kinds of detecting a clotting reaction respectively the following test value determination. Here the measuring time also starts by adding the start reagent. Only the measuring methods are different. Up to 32 variants are possible.
The CoagVIEW® software represents the photometer data graphically.