Helena Plastics is the disposable plastics subsidiary of Helena Laboratories. We supply patented and proprietary clinical laboratory disposables directly to clinicians at labs and hospitals in the United States. Our focus is to provide you with unique solutions that are cost effective and help you be more productive. To save on all your lab's plastics, call direct to the manufacturer, Helena Plastics. Toll free 1-800-227-1727 or visit www.helenaplastics.com.
Until now, there was really no alternative to differential slide preparation but two glass slides, a drop of blood from a capillary tube or pipette and a technician's skilled hands.
Helena's new H-Pette offers a new approach to slide preparation that eliminates the hazards of open tubes of blood and cuts consumption of slides and transfer pipettes. In addition to saving dollars on disposables, increased efficiency and safety are key benefits.
Just insert the H-Pette into the stopper of any size blood collection tube, invert tube and transfer the drop of blood to a glass slide. Rotate the tube and use the attached paddle to make your smears just as you would with a slide. The H-Pette remains in place in the stopper and is disposed with the tube as a biohazard. It can also be easily removed if necessary. H-Pettes are also available without blades and are ideal for transferring sample to test cassettes and slides.
H-Pette is available through Helena Laboratories, toll free 800-231-5663.
|3611||H-Pette without Blade, 1000 pieces|
|3612||H-Pette with Blade, 1000 pieces|
|3613||H-Pette remover, 1/pkg|
|3615||H-Pette II (No Blade, Metal Cannula) 1000 pieces|
Step 1. Place H-Pette’s cannula in the center of the stopper of the collection tube. Gently press until the cannula completely penetrates the septum. The tube is now ready for use.
Caution: Cannula is sharp; care should be taken in handling.
Step 2. Invert tube at an angle as shown (blade side up, if bladed). Gently press the round edge of the H-Pette to the glass slide to transfer sample to the slide.
Step 3 for H-Pettes with Blade. Rotate tube to turn paddle side down. Grasp the circular disc as shown and use the paddle to make a smear just as you would a glass slide. A 15-25° angle of incidence gives optimum results. H-Pette can be removed or disposed with the collection tube.
The new C-Pette® makes delivering sample into the test cards and cassettes used by point of care analyzers easy and efficient. Since there is no need to open the primary sample tube, risk of biohazard exposure is reduced. C-Pettes® are ideal for use with the Abbott i-STAT® test cartridges.
Re-suspend cells just prior to dispensing by gently inverting the collection tube as needed.
Step 1. Grasp the primary blood collection tube by the plastic skirt covering the rubber stopper and insert the metal cannula thru the stopper.
|Step 2. Place the C-Pette dropper tip into the cassette loading port.|
|Step 3. Push down and release to completely fill cassette reservoir. If a larger sample volume is required, repeat push and release of tube.|
C-Pettes are available from Helena Plastics
Toll free 1-800-227-1727 - www.helenaplastics.com
Tip Top® Dispenser
Tip Tops are cone-shaped, flexible polyethylene caps designed to fit 13 and 16 mm blood collection tubes, serum separating columns and other 13 and 16 mm vials. Filtered Tip Tops have a built-in membrane to remove fibrin clots and other particulates for trouble-free analysis with auto analyzers. A small opening at the top that allows you to dispense straight from the tube into sample cups. Specimens and reagents remain covered at all times, reducing the risk of accidental spills and exposure to infectious agents. One Tip Top can be used to dispense the same fluid again and again, eliminating the need for multiple transfer pipets.
Tip Tops are available only from Helena Plastics. Call toll free 800-227-1727. From outside the U.S. call 001-415-456-0100.
Tip Top Order Information
|5-6511-800||Tip Tops for all 13 mm tubes, 1000 items||Natural with filter|
|5-6512-800||Tip Tops for all 16 mm tubes, 1000 items||Natural with filter|
|5-6507-800||Tip Tops for standard separating columns*||Natural|
|*For flanged serum separating columns|
|use 13 mm Tip Tops|
|5-6516-807||Closures for Tip Tops||Blue, for filtered Tip Tops|
Security Specimen System
When testing for drugs of abuse, proof of a controlled chain of custody is paramount. The Security Specimen System helps you prove sample integrity and chain of custody providing sealed packaging, a one-way locking cap, a leak-proof container and documents for recording chain of custody. Each container is individually wrapped in a factory-sealed package to prevent contamination prior to specimen collection. After collection, closing the cup permanently locks the cap in place. The cap cannot be removed without evidence of tampering. The extra tight seal, factory tested to 15 psi, prevents leakage, even in air cargo compartments and pneumatic tube transfer systems. The Security Specimen System is ideal for drugs of abuse testing and forensic analysis - anytime specimen integrity is critical. Other package configurations are available.
|5-4040-440||Security Specimen System, 100 cups and lids, 2 keys
P-Splitter II - New Design
P-Splitter is a simple, but effective, device that accurately divides urine specimens collected over a 24-hour period, directing aliquots into two separate containers with appropriate preservatives.
Now featuring a new interlocking design and shorter stature, the P-Splitter II is sturdier and much less likely to tip over during the collection process. New packaging offers options of purchasing P-Splitter II assembled as a single set or in a case of 4 sets, or unassembled in the 5-set bulk pack. Whatever you choose, 24 hour urine collections have never been easier.
|5-4010-110-010||P-Splitter II, Assembled, 1/case
|5-4010-420-010||P-Splitter II, Assembled, 4/case
|5-4010-920-010||P-Splitter II, Unassembled, 5/case
Security Specimen System and P-Splitter are available only from Helena Plastics.
Call toll free in USA 800-227-1727. From outside the USA call 001-415-456-0100.