Hologic ThinPrep 3000 Processor
The Hologic ThinPrep 3000 processor is a device that produces cytologic preparations on glass microscope slides from gynecologic (cervical) samples, and is intended for use in cervical cytologic examinations of material collected for the ThinPrep Pap Test.
The Hologic ThinPrep 3000 processor prepared microscope slides are examined by trained cytotechnologists and pathologists for the presence of atypical cells, cervical neoplasia, including its precursor lesions (Low Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions and High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions), and carcinoma as well as all other cytologic criteria as defined by The Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical/Vaginal Cytologic Diagnoses.
Dramatically reduces the time currently required to process the ThinPrep Pap Test: up to 80 samples per cycle.
Walk away automation
Processes the ThinPrep Pap Test samples unattended, allowing laboratory personnel to perform other duties.
Maintains the security of patient samples through automatic chain-of-custody verification.
Convenient storage and retrieval
Easy storage and retrieval of sample vials after processing; facilitates reflex testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
A simple four-step process
1. Load vial trays — vials are uncapped and recapped automatically
2. Load filter trays — utilizes ThinPrep processing technology
3. Load slide cartridges — processes 3 batches of 80 slides per 8-hour shift
4. Load staining racks — fully compatible with your laboratory’s staining system
Specifications of the Hologic ThinPrep 3000 processor
3 batches of 80 slides per 8-hour shift. Up to 60,000 samples per year with a single 8-hour shift.
80 sample vials (two 40-vial trays) per batch. 2 cartridges of 100 ThinPrep 3000 microscope slides. 2 trays of 100 ThinPrep 3000 filters. 4 slide staining racks of 20 slides each.