CytologyInstrumentsCYTOfast Plus – Liquid based cytology processor for anatomic pathology
CYTOfast Plus is the innovative liquid-phase cytology processor of the CYTOfast system, dedicated to the processing of thin layer cytological preparations from liquid-phase samples and based on the patented Nephelometric Smart Technology (NST).
NST is based on specific optical analysis parameters, developed by Hospitex, that detect the cellular concentration in a sample and automatically determines the ideal sample volume to take in order to obtain thin layer preparations which are 100% representative of the overall collected samples.
The final thin layer sample preparations, obtained by a rapid centrifugation process, present the cytological sample deposited in a delimited area of the slide, represented by a 17-mm diameter circular spot. The CYTOfast thin layer preparations are perfectly representative and appropriate related to the collected samples thanks to the Balanced Equilibrium between cellularity and background material, detected by the NST even before processing the samples.
The CYTOfast Plus system is the highest productivity system on the market, with a Turn Around Time (TAT) of 60 slides/hour, which corresponds to one sample processed per minute.
The system is designed to process samples collected in CYTOfast vials containing a specific fixative liquid with an ethyl alcohol and methanol-free formula, thus offering maximum safety for both operators and patients’ health.
DEVICE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
- Productivity: up to 1 sample per minute
- Reading position: 1
- Abort process: “Abort” button
- Manufacturer: Hospitex International S.r.l.
GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE DEVICE
- Power supply: 12V dc – 1,2 A
- Energy consumption: 15 W
- Working Temperature: 15°C – 40°C
- Noise: < 65dBA
- Dimensions: 600 (L) x 210(W) x 170(H) mm
- Weight: 4,5 Kg
- Relative humidity: Max 80% at 31°C, Min 50% at 40°C