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Helena Actalyke and MAX-ACT


Two-Point Clot Detection

All premiere Actalyke systems use a two-point clot detection mechanism - one at 0° and another at 90°. This two-point system enables Actalyke to detect a clot at early fibrin formation and is less affected by clot stability. As the clot forms, the magnet travels away from detector 1 toward detector 2. Once it reaches the 46° threshold, the detectors in tandem signify an endpoint. The end result is greater test result reliability, especially on highly heparinized and diluted samples.


Actalyke Reagent Tubes

Helena offers a full line of Actalyke ACT tubes, including traditional glass bead, kaolin, celite plus new MAX-ACT. MAX-ACT uses a blend of celite, kaolin and glass bead. Factor XII has been found to be multi-species in nature and may not be fully activated by-one type of activator. By using a cocktail of activators, MAX-ACT provides maximal activation of Factor XII resulting in greater heparin specificity and exceptional linearity.



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The Actalyke Activated Clotting Time test system takes a bold step forward in the management of heparin anticoagulation. Actalyke analyzers are for use at the point of care during cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, hemodialysis and other procedures where heparin monitoring with accurate ACT results is needed. For enhanced user flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Actalyke instruments and test tubes are interchangeable with other ACT systems using electromagnetic clot detection principles.


Actalyke Mini II


Activated Clotting Time (ACT) Analyzer

The MINI II is the simplest, least expensive ACT instrument available, yet it retains high sensitivity, 2-point clot detection for greatest reliability. Performance, linearity and CVs parallel larger Actalyke analyzers. It’s ideal for use in the catheterization, dialysis or the surgical suite. Optional battery pack available.

- 6” Footprint - The MINI II features a very small footprint, but has a very large high visibility screen. Operation of the MINI II is extremely simple. Just insert the ACT reagent tube containing whole blood and push the button.

- Full Cross-Compatibility - The MINI II is fully compatible with all ACT tubes. Helena offers a full line of Actalyke ACT tubes, including traditional glass bead, kaolin and celite, plus new MAX-ACT.

Cat. No. Item
5753 Actalyke MINI II Analyzer, 110/220V (w/printer)
5755 Actalyke MINI II Analyzer, 110/220V (without printer)
5763 Actalyke MINI II, 110/220V (with printer and battery)
5765 Actalyke MINI II, 110/220V (with battery)
1197 Comprehensive Replacement for Actalyke MINI II Analyzer
9134 Service Manual for Actalyke MINI II

Warranty and Service Information


Actalyke MINI II Specifications

Tests: Whole Blood Activated Clotting Time (ACT). Accepts Actalyke ACT Tubes with celite, kaolin, glass-bead activators; MAX-ACT Tubes with blended activators; all International Technidyne Hemochron- tubes
Measurement Range:- 0-1500 seconds
Incubation Temperature:- 36.5°C - 37.5°C- (97.7°F - 99.5°F)
Dimensions:- 6.1”W x 4.8”H x 6.3”L (15.5 x 12.2 x 16.0 cm)
Display: 3.2 x 1" (8 x 2.54 cm)
Weight (with printer):- 5.3 lbs. (2.4 kg) (with battery):
Line Voltage:- 47-63 Hz, 85-265 V A/C (Battery optional - DC)
Environment: 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F)
Data Transfer Capability: Printer option available for hard copy
CLIA Classification: Non-waived


Actalyke MINI II and MINI Accessories and Supplies

Cat. No. Item
5754 Actalyke MINI II Battery Pack
5757 Actalyke Thermometer
A-PPR Actalyke Thermal Printer Paper (3 rolls)
XL-ECT Actalyke Electronic Clotting Tube
9132 Service Manual Actalyke MINI