QuikRead go Instrument
Improving patient pathways and supporting antimicrobial stewardship.
Optimise workflow and help reduce inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics.
Enabling timely diagnosis, improving #patientflow and increasing workflow efficiency. The QuikRead go instrument is the new generation point-of-care system and is designed to support diagnosis and treatment management at various types of healthcare sites including community care. Its ease of use combines with rapid and reliable results to make the system a valuable tool for everyday use.
The QuikRead go instrument is a compact, portable, accurate and fully automatic system used for quantitative and qualitative measurements together with QuikRead go reagent kits.
The QuikRead go instrument supports evidence-based diagnosis and correct treatment decisions for improved overall healthcare, especially in primary care settings. The user-friendly technology is fully automatic, meaning accurate results can be given immediately to vulnerable patients no matter the setting. The minimal hands-on time required, intuitive user interface, and result traceability add confidence to the test results and these near instant results help improve healthcare #workflow.
How the QuikRead go instrument works
The QuikRead go instrument is a photometer capable of producing quantitative or qualitative results. The instrument has been designed and calibrated for both photometric and turbidimetric measurement. The instrument guides the user through the assay procedure by showing a series of messages and animations on the display.
The QuikRead go instrument measures the absorbance of the cuvette and converts the absorbance value into a concentration value or positive/negative result on the basis of pre-set test calibration data encoded on each cuvette label.
How the QuikRead go instrument helps
Accurate measurement of C-reactive protein (CRP) can be critical in the clinical management of a patient with symptoms of infection. All QuikRead go tests can be performed near the patient and the CRP result is immediately available to support diagnosis, helping to identify patients who may benefit from antibiotics. As a follow up tool it is valuable in monitoring treatment outcomes also.
The National Institute for Health and Excellence (NICE) suggest CRP point-of-care (POC) testing in guidelines for management of pneumonia and for acute coughs. Antimicrobial resistance – AMR – is a global threat and substantial health and economic burden. Limiting unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions in primary care settings is an important step in reducing bacterial resistance to antibiotics. A 2017 study in the BMJ found that POC CRP testing has the potential to facilitate antimicrobial stewardship in primary care.
The QuikRead go instrument provides reliable and rapid quantitative or qualitative results for the following:
easy CRP, wrCRP, wrCRP+Hb, CRP, CRP+Hb, HbA1c, iFOBT and Strep A.
How to use the QuikRead go instrument
The QuikRead go instrument is easy to run, the user-friendly touch screen, with simple menu navigation, can be used with minimal training:
Step 1After collecting your sample choose ‘Measure’ on the main menu and follow the instructions on the display. Note: ensure the cuvette cap is fully inserted, with no thread showing and that the gap is facing towards the front. Do not depress the plunger.
Step 2Drop a cuvette into the measurement well in the right position. The barcode of the cuvette must be facing towards you. Note: do not place a finger or any other object into the measurement well.
Step 3The lid closes, and the instrument starts the measurement.
Step 4After the test is completed, the result is shown on the display and the cuvette is automatically ejected. Choose ‘Result info’ to see additional information of the test.
Step 5Remove the cuvette. The result disappears from the display. It can be displayed again by choosing ‘See previous result’.
Step 6If you wish to make another measurement, insert a new cuvette into the measurement well. Choosing ‘Cancel’ takes you to the main menu.
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