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POC CPA compliant clinical chemistry and haematology assured by Pentra SAfe solution

ABX Pentra 400 and ABX Pentra 80 analysersHORIBA Medical's Pentra SAfe secure access solution for remote analysis is now available for both the ABX Pentra 400 clinical chemistry analyser and ABX Pentra 80 haematology analyser - both ideal for remote ‘hot lab' locations. The Pentra SAfe solution provides remote Point-of-Care (POC) managers full, secure access to all software on these analysers as if they were standing in front of them. This new development follows the Pentra SAfe solution's highly successful initial launch in conjunction with the ABX Pentra 60 C+ bench top haematology analyser which enabled CPA compliant POC haematology service provision with this analyser.   

Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) (UK) Ltd specifies requirements for the quality and competence of POC testing. It is essential for CPA accreditation and subsequent patient safety purposes that all analysers within POC and ‘hot lab' environments, such as A&E, clinics, healthcare centres and community hospitals, have password protection and full audit trails available. The HORIBA Medical Pentra SAfe solution meets these needs and provides CPA compliant POC testing within such environments. 

In line with CPA requirements, the Pentra SAfe solution can provide a full audit trail of all personnel who have processed samples using the ABX Pentra 400 and ABX Pentra 80. This is possible since this desktop secure access solution requires a username and password to access the analysers' operating systems. By only assigning a password to fully trained personnel, POC Managers can monitor the competency of individual users in a POC location to guarantee quality of results and ultimately the safety of patients.  

In addition to the password functionality of the Pentra SAfe solution, which locks the analyser's screen after it has been idle for a user defined time period, the new solution now enables fully secure remote access for POC Managers to all ABX Pentra 400, ABX Pentra 80 and ABX Pentra 60 C+ analysers under their supervision. Remote bidirectional access functionality means the Manager can access all files and run the analyser as if they were in front of it, except for physically loading samples. This means they can monitor in real time performance of users, patient results, reagent levels, instigate a cleaning cycle and even monitor the Quality Control performance of the system as required. 

For further information please visit www.horiba.com/uk/medical




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