Thrombocyte / Platelet Counter

Platelet Count from a drop of blood PC100™ Platelet Counter

The PC100 Platelet Counter is a highly portable point-of-care device that accurately counts cells (platelets / thrombocytes) in minutes.

The automatic cell counter for thrombocytes or platelets is able to accurately count platelet concentrations in whole blood as well as in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) up to 10x baseline. The platelet counter is a device which removes the need to count thrombocytes manually and is a cost effective, small and a flexible alternative to flowcytometers. The measurement principle is based on patented optical technology. All parts that come into contact with blood are disposable – no contamination, no cleaning time. The total blood sample preparation and automatic counting is done within 15 minutes.

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FAST

Full platelet count including blood sample preparation within 15 minutes.

ACCURATE

Highly accurate, reproducible and medically validated by Maastricht University Hospital.

EASY TO OPERATE

The device uses disposable counting slides which is fast, clean and accurate.

COUNTS LOW TO HIGH

It counts from 20 to 600 platelets per nl in whole blood or upto 4000 plt/nl in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). 

PC100 Thrombocyte / Platelet Counter

EXPERT OPINION

Prof. Dr. Hugo Ten Cate
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Clinical Thrombosis & Hemostasis

HOW TO MAKE A CELL COUNT

Quick overview how to make a cell (thrombocyte / platelet) count using venous blood. The validation study to use capillary blood is pending.

SPECIFICATIONS

Medical IVD Device

In Vitro Diagnostics Devices, non-Annex II List A and B in conformity with the Council Directive98/79/EC. In conformity with EN15223-1:2016, EN13612:2002, EN ISO18113-1:2011, EN ISO 18113-3:2011, EN61010-101:2002, EN61326-2-6:2006, EN62304:2006, EN 62366:2008 and 2011/65/EU.

Accurate Results

Results comparable to flow cytometry (gold standard) & manual count.

Fast Counting

Complete blood sample preparation & platelet count typically within 15 minutes.

PC100 Disposable Kit

Eppendorf vials with reagent 1:25 (480 μl) & disposable counting slides.

PC100 Computer

The PC100 software runs on Windows 8/10 (x64) machines with free USB3 and USB2 ports (i7, 8Gb RAM, 250Gb SSD recommended).

PC100 Software

Easy to operate software. Single click measurements. Advanced research mode for more measurement details.

TECHNICAL

PLATELET COUNTER DEVICE

  • Cell Size: 2-20 μm, optimized for platelets
  • Cell concentration range 20-600 plt/nl (validation higher concentrations is pending)
  • Device counting time: between 8-15 minutes
  • Dimensions [W x D x H]: 120 x 230 x 310mm
  • Weight: 5kg
  • Indicators: power (green)
  • Buttons: power on/off
  • Connections:
    • Power
    • USB 2 (control)
    • USB 3 (camera)

The PC100 Platelet Counter is a device intended by the manufacturer to be used in vitro for the examination of blood derived from the human body, and matches the definition of ‘in vitro diagnostic medical device’, falling within the scope of IVDD 98/79/EC.

PC100 SOFTWARE

  • Normal counting mode: yes
  • Expert view mode: yes
    • View cell count details: yes
    • Image with count result per location: yes

CONTENT

  • PC100 Platelet Counter Device
  • Platelet Counter Software
  • Power Supply:
    • Input: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1.4-0.7A
    • Output: +24VDC, 2.5A
  • Cables & Instruction manual

DISPOSABLE KIT

Disposable PC100 Eppendorf vials with reagent 1:25 (480 μl)

  • Quantity: 100pcs
  • Function: lysing Red Blood Cells (RBC)

 

Disposable PC100 Glass counting slides with dual chambers

  • Counting chambers: dual for double pass measurement
  • Dimensions: 75 × 25 × 1.8 mm (W x D x H) with a chamber depth of 100 μm.
  • Material: coated glass
  • Quantity: 4 boxes of 25pcs

COMPUTER

  • Minimal Intel i5, 1.8GHz, 4Gb RAM or more (recommended Intel i7, 2.4GHz, 8Gb RAM, 250GB SSD/HDD or equivalent)
  • 1 free USB 3.0 port
  • 1 free USB 2.0 port
  • 6GB of free space on hard disk or more
  • Supported OS: Windows 8/10 (x64)

Note: computer is not included!

ACCURACY & PRECISION

The PC-100 Platelet Counter shows the count results in number of platelets per nanoliter. For advanced users there is also the possibility to see the count results in more detail.

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Accuracy

Close agreement between the countedplatelet values of the PC100 Platelet Counter and MUMC (Sysmex® XN-9000 Automated Hematology System is deemed as the golden standard device for platelet counting). Results of regression analysis showed that the PC100 Platelet Counter can count blood platelets with an average bias (inaccuracy) of -3.362 (-2.312%) across the concentration range of 20-600 plt/nl. Accuracy is thus above 95%.

Precision

The CV% (imprecision) is higher at platelet concentration range <50 and it decreases dramatically as the concentration of platelets increases, varying with an average of 2.5% across the measurement range. This indicates that within the range of 20-600 plt/nl the PC100 Platelet Counter can count blood platelets with an average precision of 97.5%.

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VALIDATION & CERTIFICATION

Validation

 

The platelet counter PC100 is validated for 20-600 plt/nl, which covers about 90% of all applications. For platelet concentrations above 600 plt/nl another reagent dilution is required (validation for higher concentrations is pending). The validation is executed by Maastricht UMC+, Clinical Thrombosis & Hemostasis in the Netherlands.

Certification

The PC100 is CE IVD certified and complies with all Medical guidelines and regulations.

In Vitro Diagnostics Devices, non-Annex II List A and B in conformity with the Council Directive98/79/EC. In conformity with EN15223-1:2016, EN13612:2002, EN ISO18113-1:2011, EN ISO 18113-3:2011, EN61010-101:2002, EN61326-2-6:2006, EN62304:2006, EN 62366:2008 and 2011/65/EU.

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