Ortho Vision

The Ortho Vision automated blood analyzer by Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics.

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD), Raritan, NJ, recently announced that Terre Haute Regional Hospital has become the first US medical center to install the Ortho Vision analyzer, an interactive, fully automated analyzer for transfusion medicine laboratories.

Based in Terre Haute, Ind, Terre Haute Regional Hospital is in the process of becoming a Level II trauma center, allowing patients with acute emergency needs to be treated within their community rather than traveling much farther away.

“Speed and precision are essential elements of our transition to becoming a Level II trauma center,” says Christine Toevs, MD, trauma medical director at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. “With surgeons waiting to operate at a moment’s notice, the Ortho Vision analyzer will enable our blood bank to work more quickly and efficiently, providing the people of our region the best care available. We won’t waste precious time—sometimes those minutes are the difference between life and death—flying patients over our hospital to a different city.”

Designed with secure monitoring technologies for safety checks and balances, the Ortho Vision analyzer gives transfusion medicine professionals the ability to track critical steps in the immunohematology testing process. The analyzers use OCD’s proprietary Intellicheck technology to verify and document diagnostic checks throughout the testing process, while e-Connectivity technology provides 24/7 remote data tracking that monitors instrument performance while maximizing uptime. Laboratory personnel can also log on anytime, anywhere, to collaborate on interpreting results in real time.


Heidi Casaletto, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics.

“The lab at Terre Haute Regional Hospital is the perfect setting to demonstrate everything the Ortho Vision analyzer can do to enhance blood-bank efficiency,” says Heidi Casaletto, head of transfusion medicine at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics. “Switching from manual to fully automated will enable the specialists in the lab to focus on getting the blood products ready for the patient while the instrument runs the type and screen tests for them. The lab can now do its job as the backbone of the trauma center.”

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics serves the global transfusion medicine community with donor screening and blood typing products to help ensure every patient receives blood that is safe, the right type, and the right unit. A version of the Ortho Vision analyzer is also available in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Latin America. For more information, visit Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics.