A guide to choosing a good sampling trolley
Purchasing a sampling trolley is a big deal. It is an important tool for the ergonomics and comfort of the sampler. The sampling trolley is in continuous use, and it should last for years. There are many types of users, and purchasing the right type of sampling trolley can seem surprisingly challenging.
What all should be taken into account when purchasing a sampling trolley? We put together some tips for choosing a suitable sampling trolley.
Map the need for use and the space where the sampling trolley will be placed
When the purchase of a new sampling trolley becomes relevant, the first thing to consider is which space and what kind of need the trolley will be purchased for.
If a lot of blood samples are taken at the sampling point during the day, it is good to emphasize a spacious and efficient solution when purchasing a sampling cart. For large sampling needs, the Keisi-phlebotomy cart or the Husky-phlebotomy cart equipped with a big tube shelf are functional solutions. The big tube shelf can hold up to eight tube packages, which speeds up the filling of the cart considerably. The tubes can be used as complete packages, so you don’t have to waste time moving the tubes from a storage to the cart. If you prefer an open space where all supplies are conveniently within arm’s reach, the Keisi-phlebotomy cart is the right option for you. If you want to emphasize customer orientation and hide most of the supplies, the Husky-phlebotomy cart is a good choice for your needs. There are several different models of Keisi and Husky carts, so the sampling carts can be tailored exactly to your needs. Keisi- and Husky-phlebotomy carts are designed to be compact in size, but are slightly bigger than the following options.
If the sampling rooms are particularly cramped and the sampling needs are small, we have a small and easily mobile Oiva-sampling trolley in our selection. The Oiva-sampling trolley is used a lot on ward rounds, but due to its adaptability, it is also well suited for a fixed sampling point.
In terms of size, the Onni sampling furniture consisting of two carts is placed between Keisi, Husky and Oiva. If the sampling premises are small and customer orientation is important, the Onni-phlebotomy cart may be a suitable option for you. In addition, Onni sampling furniture supports the customer’s lean processes. One cart is for sampling supplies and one for waste containers. The carts are compact in size and the equipment is arranged in such a way that the operation is optimal in the sampling situation. The Onni-phlebotomy cart does not have the same storage possibilities compared to the Keisi- and Husky-phlebotomy carts. The idea of the Onni-sampling cart is that it fits all the necessary accessories, but it is not used as storage. Onni’s filling interval is more frequent compared to larger sampling wagons.
Materials and ecology in the selection of a sampling trolley
All our sampling trolleys are made of metal and aluminium. The cart is painted with antimicrobial powder coating which help combat the bacterial growth. Durable and recyclable materials are environmentally friendly and guarantee a long service life for our products.
The cleanability of a sampling trolley is of the utmost importance. Every corner of the trolley must be cleanable, and the materials must withstand strong cleaning and disinfecting agents. In the design of all the trolleys mentioned above, efforts have been made to take into account easy and effortless cleaning. Painted steel and aluminium surfaces are very resistant to decontaminating and cleaning agents.
I hope the phlebotomy cart guide was helpful. We are also happy to help you personally in choosing the right sampling cart. If you need help, please contact us, for example via email email@example.com or call +358 45 342 4641.