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Duet is a highly sensitive blood grouping reader for the interpretation of tests performed in either microplates or gel cards

Duet is a blood grouping reader for both microplates and gel cards
DUET Reader


Suitable for ABO/Rh grouping, antibody screening etc

Reads all varieties of gel type cards  and microplates

Fully programmable, high-resolution image analysis    

Detects and interprets “weak” positives reliably   

Batch mode option for maximum throughput  

Automatic bar-code reading of microplate and gel card barcodes

Reads wide range of Gel Cards

DUET is an image analysis reader dedicated to reading a wide range of blood grouping and other haemagglutination assays based on gel and other similar card technologies. The reader incorporates a card holder optimised for the specific gel card but this can be readily changed to cater for different card types. Standard 96 well microplates can also be read

Advanced Image and Data Analysis

DUET incorporates the latest image analysis technology to provide high-resolution images for the greatest sensitivity in the interpretation of all agglutination based reactions. Advanced, programmable data analysis software is used to enhance the sensitivity further allowing parameters to be optimised for the specific requirements of a particular test.

Wide range of Applications

DUET is suitable for the following tests:



Antibody screening

Cross matching

Sickle cell

Reagent Flexibility

DUET gives you the flexibility to choose the reagent supplier to suit your particular needs. It is designed to read all of the card technologies on the market and currently has adaptors available for those from BioRad (Diamed), Ortho and Sanquin.

Secure Operation

The DUET reader designed to work either in stand-alone mode or integrated with a sample processor such as the QASAR 300 SX or QASAR 500. Whichever mode is used, automatic identification of gel cards is achieved using the high-resolution camera. Results data is then be automatically linked to the sample identifiers and can then be exported to the laboratory computer system.

Powerful Data Manipulation

Aurora software (from Biomedical Data Solutions) provides almost unlimited flexibility for viewing and reporting of results. Reports can be custom designed to your own specification. Aurora also enhances security of operation by comprehensive password protection at all levels to reduce the risk of unauthorised access. A complete audit trail of user operations can be used to aid retrospective fault finding.