Optimized for anemia screening in primary care and blood donation settings, the HemoCue® Hb 301 System is a simple and convenient solution. The HemoCue® Hb 301 System provides quick, easy access to lab-quality results without compromising accuracy, even in demanding climates with high temperatures and humidity.
The HemoCue® Hb 301 allows you to have confidence in your answers at the point of care, featuring:
- Precise factory calibration against the ICSH reference method
- Patented microcuvette technology with excellent lot-to-lot reproducibility
- Robust testing within a wide range of temperatures and humidity
- Blood-based liquid controls available
The HemoCue® Hb 301 provides easy access to lab-quality accuracy
- Capillary, venous or arterial whole blood sample
- Brief training with virtually no maintenance
- Link result with patient ID for medical record integration
- Printer interface
Check the expiry date of the HemoCue® Hb 301 microcuvettes and the date of opening of the vial.
If expired, do NOT use the cuvettes. Take a new batch of HemoCue® Hb 301 cuvettes that are not expired.
• Switch on the HemoCue® Hb 301: Press and hold left button. The display is activated.
• HemoCue® Hb 301 Optronic unit is automatically checked.
• The display shows 3 flashing dashes: the HemoCue® Hb 301 is ready to use.
• Pull out the cuvette holder
• The most recent result is displayed
- For fingerstick blood: Clean the fingertip with 70% alcohol and allow to dry, Puncture the fingertip (middle or ring finger) with a sterile lancet, Wipe away first 2 - 3 drops of blood, Fill the HemoCue® Hb 301 microcuvette in one continuous process. The correct amount of blood (10 µl) is drawn into the HemoCue® Hb 301 microcuvette.
For venous/arterial blood: Mix the sample well (invert 8 -10 times by hand), Place a drop of blood onto a hydrophobic surface (e.g. parafilm) or glass slide, using a pipette, Fill the HemoCue® Hb 301 microcuvette in one continuous process. The correct amount of blood (10 µl) is drawn, into the HemoCue® Hb 301 microcuvette. Finally wipe away any excess of blood on the outside of the microcuvette tip, Check for air bubbles in the filled microcuvette. If present, use a new microcuvette, Place the filled microcuvette in the cuvette holder (within 40 seconds after filling the cuvette!), Push the cuvette holder to its measuring position, After 10 seconds the haemoglobin measurement is displayed, Read and record the result, Remove and discard the microcuvette in the appropriate bio-hazard container & Push the cuvette holder back into the instrument.