PORT MATILDA, Pa., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current outbreak of the Ebola virus has prompted worldwide health officials and organizations to review their readiness and preparedness plans in the event that the virus spreads beyond the borders of West Africa. Clinics, hospitals and other healthcare facilities are now reviewing and implementing contingency plans to ensure that patients at risk are monitored.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that Platelet count and the White Blood Cell count (WBC) are often abnormal in Ebola virus patients. The QBC STAR Dry Hematology Analyzer, manufactured and sold by Drucker Diagnostics, is an ideal tool to monitor a patient's blood count and provides a 9 parameter CBC (which includes Platelet and WBC's) result in less than 7 minutes. In addition to the ease of use and quick results provided by the analyzer, the bio hazard risk is reduced since the STAR tube containing the blood is not only capped and sealed but when placed in the analyzer, is self contained and does not contact the analyzer.

Used by emergency clinics, embassies and military personnel, the STAR Dry Hematology analyzer is small enough and light enough to be easily transported to remote sites for disaster preparedness situations.

The company also announced today that they are working with hospitals and clinics in the United States in their preparedness planning efforts. The QBC STAR analyzer will be a key piece of equipment as organizations define and implement their readiness plans.

Ken Moscone, President and CEO of Drucker Diagnostics states, "The QBC STAR Dry Hematology Analyzer is a very robust instrument that provides a quick and precise complete blood count for the patient and requires only a few drops of blood for analysis. Because the blood sample is in a small sealed disposable, possible contamination is minimized. We are extremely pleased that as an organization, we are able to provide a product to assist in the Ebola crisis and help save human lives around the world".

Detailed information on the STAR Dry Hematology analyzer can be found on the company website.

About Drucker Diagnostics

Drucker Diagnostics is a privately held company headquartered in Port Matilda, Pennsylvania. The company manufactures a line of complete blood count analyzers, clinical centrifuges, fluorescence microscopy and infectious disease products. Additional information can be found by visiting the company website (www.druckerdiagnostics.com) or by calling +1-814-692-7661.