VB1 FAQ

Q
Can reagent discs be used again after one test ?
A
No, it can be used only once. It is a multi-test single-use reagent disc.
 
Q
How long can the reagent discs be kept ?
A
The reagent discs can be stored for up to 9 months at 4°C
 
Q
Can the expired reagent discs be used ?
A
No, the result of the test will be unreliable.
 
Q
How long can reagent discs remain valid at temperatures above 4°C ?
A
It’s recommended to apply the discs within 20 minutes after being removed from refrigerators.
 
Q
Can the reagent discs be frozen and then used later ?
A
It’s not recommended to keep the discs at freezing temperatures.
 
Q
What types of samples can be used with the skyla VB1 ?
A
The sample can be whole blood, serum or plasma.
 
Q
How much blood sample is required for a test ?
A
200ul for a test. A fixed volume 200ul pipette is included in the package.
 
Q
What are the electrical power requirements to operate the analyzer ?
A
The device can operate with 100~240Volt, 47~63Hz AC power thru the external power adaptor bundled with the analyzer.
 
Q
Is surge protection or an uninterruptible power supply required for the skyla VB1 ?
A
We recommend to install an UPS or surge protector for the VB1 to avoid damage to the device, and to ensure the accuracy of test results.
 
Q
If I didn’t input the animal category or age, will the result be correct ?
A
The result will still be correct as it is, but the reference ranges listed may not be suitable.
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