actalyke clotting time test system
Helena Actalyke® & MAX-ACT

The Actalyke® Activated Clotting Time test system takes a bold step forward in the management of heparin anticoagulation. Actalyke analyzers are for use at the point of care during cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, hemodialysis and other procedures where heparin monitoring with accurate ACT results is needed. For enhanced user flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Actalyke instruments and test tubes are interchangeable with other ACT systems using electromagnetic clot detection principles.

actalyke xl - Activated Clotting Time (ACT)
Actalyke® XL

Accurate Activated Clotting Time (ACT) testing is essential for monitoring heparin therapy during cardiac procedures and dialysis. Actalyke instruments and reagent tubes provide the sensitivity, reliability and rapidity needed to make timely treatment decisions at the point of care.

All Actalyke instruments use a two-point clot detection mechanism, enabling clot detection at the early fibrin formation stage with less variation due to clot fragility. This provides greater precision, especially on highly heparinized and diluted samples. The Actalyke XL is a premier analyzer offering dual-well testing, excellent reproducibility and strong data handling features. The XL is fully compatible with all ACT tubes. Helena offers a full line of Actalyke ACT tubes, including traditional glass bead, kaolin, celite® plus new MAX-ACT.

Cat. No. Item
5770  Actalyke XL Analyzer, 110/220V
9133  Service Manual for Actalyke XL
1199  Replacement Agreement for XL Analyzer

 

Actalyke XL Specifications


Tests: Whole Blood Activated Clotting Time (ACT). Accepts Actalyke ACT Tubes with celite, kaolin, glass-bead activators; MAX-ACT Tubes with blended activators; all International Technidyne Hemochron® tubes

Measurement Range: 0-1500 seconds
Incubation Temperature:  36.5ºC - 37.5ºC (97.7ºF - 99.5ºF)
Dimensions: 10.7”W x 8.0”H. x 12.0”L (27.2 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm)
Display: 3.2” x 4” Color LCD Touch Screen (8.1 x 10.2 cm)
Weight (with printer):  15 lbs. (6.8 kg)
Line Voltage:  47-63 Hz, 85-265 V A/C
Battery: Rechargeable
Environment: 15ºC to 30ºC (59 to 86ºF)
Data Input: LCD touch screen; Optional bar code reader for patient ID entry
Data transfer capability: 3.5” Diskette, RS232, RF Transmit, Printer
CLIA Classification:
Moderately Complex
CE Certified; NCCLS-POCT 1-A Compliant

 

Actalyke Electronic Clotting TubeActalyke Electronic Clotting Tube

Cat. No. Item
XL-ECT  Actalyke Electronic Clotting Tube, 1/pkg

The Electronic Clotting Tube is a single device which simulates patient sample clots at three therapeutic heparin levels: 100 seconds (Level I Normal), 300 seconds (Level II Abnormal) and 500 second (Level III Abnormal) for daily quality control of all Actalyke instruments. To ensure consistent and proper instrument operation, this check should be performed once per shift on any shift in which the analyzer is used. The Electronic Clotting Tube features a flashing status indicator when activated as well as low battery indicator.

Actalyke Barcode Reader and CableActalyke XL Accessories and Supplies

Cat. No. Item
5757 Actalyke Thermometer
5758 Actalyke XL Barcode Reader and Cable
5759 Actalyke XL Battery Pack
A-PPR Actalyke Thermal Printer Paper (3 rolls)
XL-ECT Actalyke Electronic Clotting Tube


Activated Clotting Time (ACT) AnalyzerActalyke MINI II

Activated Clotting Time (ACT) Analyzer

The MINI II is the simplest, least expensive ACT instrument available, yet it retains high sensitivity, 2-point clot detection for greatest reliability. Performance, linearity and CVs parallel larger Actalyke analyzers. It’s ideal for use in the catheterization, dialysis or the surgical suite. Optional battery pack available.

6” Footprint - The MINI II features a very small footprint, but has a very large high visibility screen. Operation of the MINI II is extremely simple. Just insert the ACT reagent tube containing whole blood and push the button.

Full Cross-Compatibility - The MINI II is fully compatible with all ACT tubes. Helena offers a full line of Actalyke ACT tubes, including traditional glass bead, kaolin and celite, plus new MAX-ACT.

Cat. No. Item
5753 Actalyke MINI II Analyzer, 110/220V (w/printer)
5755 Actalyke MINI II Analyzer, 110/220V (without printer)
5763 Actalyke MINI II, 110/220V (with printer and battery)
5765 Actalyke MINI II, 110/220V (with battery)
1197 Comprehensive Replacement for Actalyke MINI II Analyzer
9134 Service Manual for Actalyke MINI II

 

Actalyke MINI II Specifications


Tests: Whole Blood Activated Clotting Time (ACT). Accepts Actalyke ACT Tubes with celite, kaolin, glass-bead activators; MAX-ACT Tubes with blended activators; all International Technidyne Hemochron® tubes
Measurement Range:  0-1500 seconds
Incubation Temperature:  36.5ºC - 37.5ºC  (97.7ºF - 99.5ºF)
Dimensions:  6.1”W x 4.8”H x 6.3”L (15.5 x 12.2 x 16.0 cm)
Display: 3.2 x 1" (8 x 2.54 cm)
Weight (with printer):  5.3 lbs. (2.4 kg) (with battery):
Line Voltage:  47-63 Hz, 85-265 V A/C (Battery optional - DC)
Environment: 15ºC to 30ºC (59 to 86ºF)
Data Transfer Capability: Printer option available for hard copy
CLIA Classification: Non-waived

Helena Actalyke Mini II suppliesActalyke MINI II and MINI Accessories and Supplies

Cat. No. Item
5754 Actalyke MINI II Battery Pack
5757 Actalyke Thermometer
A-PPR Actalyke Thermal Printer Paper (3 rolls)
XL-ECT Actalyke Electronic Clotting Tube
9132 Service Manual Actalyke MINI

 



MAX-ACT tubes - kaolin, celite and glass beadsMAX-ACT™ Tubes

Cat. No. Item
MAX-ACT MAX-ACT Tubes (Gray Flip-Top), 50 tubes/box

MAX-ACT Tubes, with an upper linearity limit of 6 units of heparin per mL of blood, are ideal for monitoring patients receiving moderate to high heparin dosages. For maximum heparin specificity, MAX-ACT contains multiple particulate activators - kaolin, celite, and glass beads - that ensure maximal Factor XII activation and compensate for potential patient sensitivity to a single activator. To perform test, simply add 0.5 cc of whole blood to the MAX-ACT tube, mix and insert into the Actalyke. Results are displayed in seconds. Store tubes at room temperature.

C-ACT Tubes contain a celiteCelite Tubes

Cat. No. Item
C-ACT Celite ACT Tubes (Black Flip-Top), 50 tubes/box

C-ACT Tubes contain a celite (diatomaceous earth) activator and can be used to monitor patients undergoing procedures requiring administration of moderate to high heparin concentrations. Perform testing by adding 2.0 cc of whole blood to the tube, mix, and insert tube into the Actalyke. Store Celite ACT tubes at room temperature.



Kaolin ACT TubesKaolin ACT Tubes

Cat. No. Item
K-ACT Kaolin ACT Tubes (Yellow Flip-Top), 50 tubes/box

Kaolin ACT Tubes are useful in monitoring patients receiving moderate to high heparin concentrations, in the presence of anti-fibrinolytics. Testing requires adding 2.0 cc of whole blood to the tube, mix, and insert tube into the Actalyke. Store tubes at room temperature.

 

Glass bead ACT TubesGlass Bead ACT Tubes

Cat. No. Item
G-ACT Glass Bead ACT Tubes (White Flip-Top), 50 tubes/box

The Glass Bead ACT is useful for monitoring patients undergoing procedures requiring low to moderate heparin dosages. Perform testing by simply adding 0.4 cc of whole blood to the tube, mix, and insert tube into the Actalyke. Store G-ACT tubes at room temperature.



AQC-HP control kitAQC-HP Control Kit for MAX-ACT, C-ACT, K-ACT

Cat. No. Item
AQC-HP QC Kit 1 Normal, 1 High Control
  10 x 1 mL QC Level - I
  10 x 1 mL QC Level - III
  2 x 10 mL Diluent
  2 x 10 mL Calcium Chloride

The QC Kit is for use in verifying reagent performance with MAX-ACT, C-ACT and K-ACT Tubes. The kit provides two levels of quality control, normal and high. The lyophilized control is stable one hour at room temperature once reconstituted.

 

AQC-LP Control KitAQC-LP Control Kit for G-ACT

Cat. No. Item
AQC-LP G-ACT QC Kit 1 Normal, 1 Low Control
  10 x 1 mL QC Level - I
  10 x 1 mL QC Level - II
  2 x 10 mL Diluent
  2 x 10 mL Calcium Chloride

The G-ACT QC Kit is for use in verifying reagent performance with Glass Bead ACT (G-ACT) Tubes. The kit provides two levels of quality control, normal and low. The lyophilized control is stable one hour at room temperature once reconstituted.

 

 


 

Actalyke XL Features

• Dual test wells

Dual clot detection

Biological & electronic QC functions

QC functions with lockout option

• Three user security levels

Demographic storage

Data storage on disk

Touch screen interface

Optional bar code reader for patient ID entry

 

Two-Point Clot Detection

All premiere Actalyke systems use a two-point clot detection mechanism - one at 0° and another at 90°. This two-point system enables Actalyke to detect a clot at early fibrin formation and is less affected by clot stability. As the clot forms, the magnet travels away from detector 1 toward detector 2. Once it reaches the 46° threshold, the detectors in tandem signify an endpoint. The end result is greater test result reliability, especially on highly heparinized and diluted samples.

 

Actalyke Reagent Tubes

MAX-ACT, C-ACT, K-ACT, G-ACT
Helena offers a full line of Actalyke ACT tubes, including traditional glass bead, kaolin, celite plus new MAX-ACT. MAX-ACT uses a blend of celite, kaolin and glass bead. Factor XII has been found to be multi-species in nature and may not be fully activated by one type of activator. By using a cocktail of activators, MAX-ACT provides maximal activation of Factor XII resulting in greater heparin specificity and exceptional linearity.

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Heparin Management

 

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