Previously QBC Diagnostics and the Drucker Company

SPIN TIME

7+ MINUTES SAVED

Reduce your spin time by 70% or more. The Dash Line of high g-force centrifuges process samples in 3 minutes with record delivery to chemistry. But that’s not all. Watch our overview video to learn more.

DRUCKER DASH APPROACH

13+ MINUTES SAVED

The Drucker Dash approach to centrifugation introduces a few simple changes to improve your turnaround time (TAT) and transform your lab into an agile system. The approach uses a centrifuge array to eliminate queuing, which allows for immediate centrifuging. Small centrifuges in an array can be loaded quickly without batching and without waiting for a previous cycle to finish.

Label Tubes
Sooner

1
Labeling tubes in phlebotomy removes the extra time to print out correct labels and re-label each tube. Upon receipt, tubes can immediately be processed in the centrifuge array.

Use Colored
Bags For Stat

2
Clearly indicate STAT/urgent samples arriving from emergency, oncology, same day surgery or other departments requiring rapid results.

Eliminate
Wait Time

3
Decrease wait time in the accessioning station by using plasma or rapid clot serum, confirming that tubes are not waiting in the vacuum area, centrifuging tubes in accessioning, and ensuring that tubes are removed from the centrifuge immediately after the cycle is complete.

Utilize
Arrays

4
Whether processing a few or a hundred samples, table-top centrifuges are more efficient and easier to maintain than large centrifuges that require batching. Multiple small centrifuges reduce turnaround time and increase cost effectiveness.

Centrifuge In
Accessioning

5
A centrifuge array in or near accessioning allows the accessioner to centrifuge tubes as soon as they arrive and place tubes directly on the chemistry analyzer STAT line. The array eliminates multiple trips to chemistry, handling steps, and wait time.

Reduce
Spin Time

6
Advancements in technology provide for complete separation at higher g-forces and shorter spin times permitted by CLSI GP44-A4 section 5.4.1.1 and tube manufacturers’ instructions for use.

BOOST EFFICIENCY

The Drucker Dash approach makes some small tweaks to lab processes and uses a centrifuge array to eliminate queuing which allows for immediate centrifuging. Small centrifuges in an array can be loaded quickly without batching and without waiting for a previous cycle to finish. Watch our video to learn more.

THE MINUTES ADD UP

Enhanced lab efficiency combined with shorter spin time will increase throughput by more than 100% and get results back to the doctors and nurses who help the people who matter most—your patients.

Calculate Your TAT Savings

Complimentary Services

High G-Force Centrifuges

Preprogrammed to provide high performance STAT processing to meet the needs of the most demanding lean laboratories.

APEX 6

The Apex 6 uses High G-force capabilities to quickly and effectively separate up to 6 samples in 3 minutes. Hospital labs can reduce overall turnaround time with the Apex 6’s fast, high-performance sampling and preprogramed features.

APEX 12

The Apex 12 uses High G-force capabilities to quickly and effectively separate up to 12 samples in 3 minutes. Hospital labs can reduce overall turnaround time with the Apex 12’s fast, high-performance sampling and preprogramed features.

APEX 24

The Apex 24 uses High G-force capabilities to quickly and effectively separate up to 24 samples in 5 minutes. Hospital labs can reduce overall turnaround time with the Apex 24’s fast, high-performance sampling and preprogramed features.