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Helena Actalyke- and MAX-ACT

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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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.

 

MAX-ACT- Tubes

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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.

 

Celite Tubes

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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 Tubes

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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 Tubes

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G-ACT Glass Bead ACT Tubes (White 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.