|Weight||41lbs /19kg (approx)|
|Operating Temperature||15-32 Deg C / 59-90 Deg F|
|Operating Humidity||20%-90% RH non-condensing|
The ThinPrep 2000 Processor is an automated slide preparation unit used with the ThinPrep Pap Test for cervical cancer testing. The ThinPrep 2000 can also be used for non-gynecological specimens such as for the diagnosis of cancers of the lung, bladder, and gastrointestinal tract, and in the preparation of fine needle aspiration of the thyroid and breast.
The ThinPrep 2000 utilizes a computerized process and patented membrane technology that controls dispersion, collection, and transfer of diagnostic cells from the sample to the slide. This ensures that the slide is representative and reproducible of the original sample collected in the ThinPrep Pap Test vial.
At the laboratory, the sample vial is placed into the ThinPrep 2000. Under the control of the instrument's microprocessor, a gentle dispersion step breaks up blood, mucus, and non-diagnostic debris, and then thoroughly mixes the sample. A series of negative pressure pulses are generated, which draw fluid though a ThinPrep 2000 filter to collect a thin, even layer of diagnostic cellular material. The ThinPrep 2000 constantly monitors the rate of flow through the ThinPrep 2000 filter during this process to collect an appropriate amount of material.
The cellular material is transferred to a glass slide using computer-controlled mechanical positioning and positive air pressure. The slide is then ejected into a cell fixative bath, ready for staining and evaluation.
The ThinPrep 2000 Processor will include an Accessory Kit containing:
|Weight||25 kg / 55 lbs|
|Instrument Dimensions||81 x 41 x 79 cm (32 x 16 x 31 Inch)|
|Operating Temperature||15 - 35 Deg C / 59 - 95 Deg F|
|Operating Humidity||20% 80% RH non-condensing|
|Electrical Voltage||220/240 VAC,1 amp rated outlet 100/120 VAC|
|Frequency||50 - 60 Hz|
Before the introduction of the Compass™ Stainer, ThinPrep® with Imaging for small and mid-sized laboratories required a large footprint staining device that made inefficient use of valuable bench space. Laboratory managers were forced to make difficult trade-offs when allocating resources.
Hologic® solved this issue by developing the Compass Stainer to enable laboratories of all sizes to choose ThinPrep with Imaging for a technological advancement in the detection of cervical disease. The Compass Stainer is CE marked, and is validated for the ThinPrep® Imager stain protocol.
The Compass Stainer is a standalone, bench top, automated system designed for staining pathology specimens mounted on microscope slides, and particularly, ThinPrep-processed cytological specimens.
The stainer contains 24 reagent stations and can store up to 15 staining protocols. Protocol 1 will be a default program. Protocols 2-15 can be programmed by the user. Each staining protocol may have up to 35 steps.
The complete solution for small and mid-sized laboratories
The ThinPrep Imaging System combines the power of computer-assisted screening with human diagnostic experience. With Dual Review screening of every slide, your laboratory can achieve a new standard in cervical cancer testing with respect to accuracy and efficiency.
|Automation Grade||Fully Automated|
|Test Type||PAP test|