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A box of 100 STAR Tubes for the QBC STAR Dry Hematology Analyzer

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QBC STAR Tubes

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QBC Tubes: Literature

Interested in learning more about QBC tubes? The following is an archive of currently available documents concerning the QBC tube:

QBC STAR Tube

User Guide
A full color, step-by-step guide to preparing a sample with the QBC STAR Tube.
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Product Insert
The complete product insert for the QBC STAR Tube.
 

AccuTube

User Guide
A full color, step-by-step guide to preparing a sample with the AccuTube.
 

Product Insert
The complete product insert for the AccuTube.
 

Capillary Tube

User Guide
A full color, step-by-step guide to preparing a sample with the Capillary Tube.
 

Product Insert
The complete product insert for the Capillary Tube.
 

Venous Tube

User Guide
A full color, step-by-step guide to preparing a sample with the Venous Tube.
 

Product Insert The complete product insert for the Venous Tube.
 

QBC Tubes: Features

QBC Tubes work with the QBC STAR and the QBC Autoread Plus hematology analyzers to deliver a unique, patented dry hematology approach that sets them apart from competing products. QBC Tubes, which include tubes such as the STAR Tube and the AccuTube, contain staining reagents on the inside of the tube, as well as a precision plastic float designed to separate the white blood cell layers (the "buffy coat"), to achieve this technological breakthrough.

For more information about QBC tubes, and to determine which tube best suits your needs, please consult the following guide:


Tube Guide

To determine the best tube for you, please use the guide below:

STAR Tube

Which analyzers use this tube? QBC Star
Sample size? 70 µl
What type(s) of blodo can be used with this tube? Capillary or venous
What type of stopper does it use? Pre-inserted, ventilated stopper
How is the float inserted into the tube? Float is contained in the STAR Tube cap, and is inserted by twisting the cap.
Anticoagulant included in tube? Yes

QBC AccuTube 

Which analyzers use this tube? QBC Autoread Plus
Sample size? 70 µl
What type(s) of blodo can be used with this tube? Capillary or venous (using QBC pipetter)
What type of stopper does it use? Pre-inserted, ventilated stopper
How is the float inserted into the tube? Floats are externally contained in the AccuTube packaging within soft grip holders. Slide the AccuTube through the soft grip holder, and the float will be inserted.
Anticoagulant included in tube? Yes

QBC Capillary Tube

Which analyzers use this tube? QBC Autoread Plus
Sample size? 60 µl
What type(s) of blodo can be used with this tube? Capillary
What type of stopper does it use? External closure, located in test tray well
How is the float inserted into the tube? Floats are external and located in test tray well. Floats can be inserted using plastic forceps or using a gloved hand.
Anticoagulant included in tube? Yes

QBC Venous Tubes

Which analyzers use this tube? QBC Autoread Plus
Sample size? 111 µl
What type(s) of blodo can be used with this tube? Venous (using the QBC pipetter)
What type of stopper does it use? External closure, located in test tray well
How is the float inserted into the tube? Floats are external and located in test tray well. Floats can be inserted using plastic forceps or using a gloved hand.
Anticoagulant included in tube? No

For more information on QBC Tubes, please consult the Tubes Literature page. For information on the QBC Malaria Test, please consult the QBC Malaria Test product page.

QBC Tubes: Technology



QBC Tubes feature unique, patented technology that allows them to provide the only dry hematology analysis on the market today. For more information on the STAR Tube technology, please consult the STAR Technology webpage. For more information on the technology found in the AccuTube, or other QBC Tubes, please consult the Autoread Technology webpage.




QBC Technology


Interested in how the QBC technology works? Click on the video to the right for an explanation of the science behind QBC tubes.

QBC STAR Tube

How much blood is required to test on the QBC STAR? 
The QBC STAR Tube requires 70µl of blood.

What tube types can be used with the QBC STAR?
The QBC Star is designed to work only with the QBC STAR Tube.

What collection method should be used for the QBC STAR Tube?
The STAR Tube can be used with fingerstick or venous blood (EDTA tube).

Other Tubes

How much blood is required to test on the Autoread systems?
Accutube - 70µl
Standard Capillary - 60µl
Standard Venous - 111µl

What tube types can be used with the QBC Autoread System?
Accutube, Standard Capillary, or Standard Venous.

What collection method should be used for the different tube types?
Accutube - fingerstick collection or venous blood (EDTA tube)
Standard Capillary - fingerstick collection
Standard Venous - venous blood (EDTA tube)

QBC Tubes: Economics

QBC products provide tremendous economic advantages to their users. For information on how QBC tubes can provide economic advantages when used with the QBC STAR analyzer, click here. For the economic advantages associated with the Autoread Plus, click here.

QBC Tubes: Service

For all service inquiries, please contact the QBC Diagnostics Technical Service Department at +1-866-265-1486 (U.S. only) orqbcsupport@qbcdiag.com. Our Technical Support Representatives are available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST).

Otherwise, contact your nearest QBC Diagnostics, Inc., office for assistance. To locate a service center near you, please click here.

QBC Tubes: Training

There are several currently available training resources for use in preparing QBC Tubes. All tube inserts are currently available on the Tubes Literature webpage. The STAR Tube, AccuTube, and Capillary tubes have full color user guides available on the literature webpage, as well. All tubes also have MSDS sheets, which are available by clicking here.

Videos demonstrating the use of the STAR Tube with the STAR system, and the AccuTube with the Autoread Plus system are also available on each product's training webpage.

For more information on the use of QBC Tubes, please contact QBC Diagnostics at qbcsales@qbcdiag.com.

QBC Tubes: CLIA

For information on CLIA requirements regarding the STAR Tube, please consult the QBC STAR: Working with CLIA webpage. For information on CLIA requirements for other QBC Tubes, including the AccuTube, please consult the Autoread: Working with CLIA webpage.

QBC Tubes: Testimonials

QBC Tubes, including the STAR Tube and AccuTube, have been in use globally for over 25 years with active installations on every continent, including Antarctica. If you would like references for any of our innovative solutions from users near you, please contact us.