The QBC STAR Dry Hematology Analyzer is a compact and easy to use complete blood count analyzer designed to bring CBCs to the point of care. With a 9-parameter complete blood count at the push of a button, the STAR makes on-site hematology easy and affordable
QBC STAR: Features
The QBC STAR™ Dry Hematology System is the gold standard for performing CBC testing in a variety of settings, including office labs and even remote locations. The QBC STAR employs innovative dry hematology technology, meaning that all of the reagents needed to perform a CBC test with the QBC STAR System are contained in the QBC STAR Tube. After filling the tube with the blood sample, the clinician simply places it in the specially designed QBC STAR System and obtains the test results after the analysis is complete. This unique approach provides multiple benefits for in-office CBC testing:
Eliminating Liquid Reagents
Because the reagents needed for the STAR are contained within a single tube, there is no need for the liquid reagents associated with conventional CBC analyzers. This means no boxes of bulky reagents that take up needed lab space or complicated logistic and supply chain issues to deal with. Using the STAR’s dry system also means that there is no need to dispose of dangerous biohazard reagent chemicals, making the STAR easier to use and more environmentally friendly than other analyzers on the market.
Size and Portability
The QBC STAR Dry Hematology System is extremely compact, measuring a small 16″ x 16″ for the entire self-contained unit and only weighs 19 lbs (8.6 kg). Because its reagent technology is contained within a single tube, the STAR is remarkably portable, and effective in many different testing environments. Installation time is less than 30 seconds, meaning the STAR is ready for use wherever and whenever needed.
Easy to Use
Unlike other hematology systems, the QBC STAR System is fully automated and so easy to operate that with minimal training, non-technical personnel can operate it. The operator simply inserts a STAR Tube into the machine, presses the START button, and walks away while the system performs a fully automated CBC analysis.
The QBC STAR measures nine important CBC hematological parameters from venous or capillary blood samples: hematocrit, hemoglobin, MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), platelet count, white blood cell count, granulocyte count and percentage, and lymphocyte/monocyte count and percentage. Clinical trials have demonstrated that the accuracy and precision of the QBC STAR System correlate well to accepted standard methods.
|Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)
|White Blood Cell Count (WBC)
||1.6 – 99.9 × 109 /L
|Granulocyte Count (Gran #)
||0.8-70 x 109 /L
|Granulocyte % (Gran%)
|Lymphocyte and Monocyte Count (Lymph/Mono #)
||0.8 – 99.9 x 109 /L
|Lymphocyte and Monocyte % (Lymph/Mono %)
|Platelet Count (Plt)
||20-999 x 109/L
|Hemoglobin (Hgb) (g/dL)
|Platelet Count (Plt) (× 109 /L)
|White Blood Cell Count (WBC) (× 109 /L)
|Granulocyte % (Gran %)
|Lymphocyte and Monocyte % (Lymph/Mono %)
Electrical Specifications (Power Pack):
||5.21 A (Peak)
||W 16” x D 16.3” x H 16.3” (40.6 cm x 41.4 cm x 41.4 cm)
||19 lbs (8.6 kg)
||<70 dB @ 3 ft
||LCD Display Resolution 160 x 160
||58 mm thermal recorder paper
||3 external ports
|Non-Operating Temperature Requirements
||-2 °F to 122 °F (-20 °C to 50 °C)
|Operating Temperature Requirements
||16 °C – 32 °C unrestricted (at > 32 °C use may be limited by instrument temperature shutdown or some results may be suppressed)
||10% – 95% non-condensing
Manufactured by Drucker Diagnostics, the QBC STAR Dry Hematology Analyzer is a compact and easy to use complete blood count (CBC) analyzer designed to bring CBCs to the point of care. With a 9-parameter complete blood count at the push of a button, the STAR makes on-site hematology easy and affordable. This unique approach provides multiple benefits for in-office CBC testing.
This analyzer measures nine important CBC hematological parameters from venous or capillary blood samples: hematocrit, hemoglobin, MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), platelet count, white blood cell count, granulocyte count and percentage, and lymphocyte/monocyte count and percentage.
Unlike other hematology analyzers, the QBC STAR® is fully automated and easy to operate. Non-technical personnel require only minimal training to operate it. A fully automated CBC analysis involves just 3 simple steps: insert a STAR® Tube with the blood samples in specially designed QBC STAR® System, press the START button, and walk away while the system completes the task.
The system contains an internal centrifuge, which begins rotating the tube as soon as the START button is pushed. This centrifuge rotates the sample at 11,000 RPM for approximately 5 minutes. Once the rotation is complete, the optical reader reads the location of the layers and the processor calculates the CBC values from the optical readings and returns results in digital and printed form. The unit displays the results on the LCD screen and automatically prints them on its internal thermal printer.
This hematology system requires no liquid reagents and takes only 7 minutes from draw to results. In addition to community and rural clinics, urgent care facilities, and pediatric offices, the system is ideal for use in remote locations such as cruise ships, and military bases and vessels.