09 Aug

Agglutination Viewer

Well, I guess great minds think alike.  One of my Associates recently posted a blog on July 27th, on the Tube Agglutination Test.  Coincidentally, I was working with a lab who requested information on the Agglutination Viewer pictured to the left.  The process is by providing a magnified view of the test tube from the underside.  Illumination comes from a  5w bulb and the use of a magnifying mirror.  The viewer is used for blood typing, cross matching, prothrombin time, Kahn and other agglutinations, flocculation and serodiagnostic tests.  It permits an easier and more accurate reading than just using a magnifying lens.  The lamp has a Gooseneck arm which allows you to position light at an ergonomic angle and it also has a magnetic mirror mount for fast and stay-put positioning. 

As noted in the blog from one of my colleagues here at LabPlanet, which is part of OpticsPlanet, the viewer helps to identify the Epstein-Barr Virus which is the cause of infectious mononucleosis. 

If you have questions or need additional information, I encourage you to contact our Lab Team here at OpticsPlanet.

Stephen G