October 2019 Product Focus – Hematology

Sept. 24, 2019

Small to mid-size labs analyzer

The CELL-DYN Emerald 22 AL is a full performance, automated, optical five-part differential hematology analyzer that delivers results for small to mid-size clinical laboratories with a compact design that maximizes valuable lab space, ease of use, and walkaway functionality which optimizes staff time. A smart open tube sample device ensures user safety. Abbott

ESR analyzer

The miniiSED is the newest addition to the iSED family of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) analyzers from ALCOR Scientific. The miniiSED measurement of ESR is fast, accurate, and unaffected by variables associated with traditional methodologies, such as hematocrit. This single position, fully automated ESR analyzer works directly from primary EDTA tubes or BD Microtainer MAP Microtubes, requires 100 microliters of sample, has an internal barcode reader, and produces results in 15 seconds. The miniiSEDs small footprint, combined with its advanced design and rapid time to result, makes it the ideal solution to ESR testing for small labs, POL’s, and emergency clinics. Manufactured in the USA. Alcor Scientifc

Mid- to high-volume labs analyzer 

Beckman Coulter’s DxH 900 hematology analyzer gives mid- to high-volume clinical laboratories the ability to perform complete blood count and white blood cell differential tests with minimal repeats. The DxH 900 demonstrates a 93 percent first-pass yield, providing accurate flagging, and reducing the number of manual slide reviews. Foundational to the system are its core technologies, including the enhanced Coulter Principle, VCS 360, and DataFusion. These features deliver high-resolution analysis of cells in their near-native states, providing a precise cellular assessment for excellent red blood cell, platelet, and white blood cell test results on the first pass. Beckman Coulter

Automated hematology analyzer

The XN-20 automated hematology analyzer delivers flagging with the White Precursor Channel (WPC). Offering highly sensitive and specific flagging of abnormal white blood cells, automatic reflex testing with the XN-20 can provide important information for hematology techs and reduce manual slide review rates. The XN-20 can be used as a complete standalone unit or part of the automated hematology solution. The system can be configured with a variety of analyzers that include the XN-10 and XN-20 hematology modules, SP-50 Slidemaker/Stainer, DI-60 Integrated Slide Processing System for digital imaging, tube sorting, BeyondCare Quality Monitor for Hematology, and Sysmex WAM middleware for data management. Sysmex

Hemostasis PF4 product

Immucor’s PF4 Enhanced and PF4 IgG are qualitative solid phase enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) designed to detect antibodies reactive with platelet factor 4 (PF4) when it is complexed to polyanionic compounds such as Polyvinyl Sulfonate (PVS). These antibodies are found in some patients undergoing heparin therapy. Immucor offers highly sensitive, flexible ELISA kit formats with options to detect either IgG/A/M or IgG-only antibodies. Feasibility to utilize third party automated ELISA liquid handler systems has been established. Immucor

Automated ESR test

MINI-CUBE is an automated instrument for erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) testing directly from EDTA tubes without consuming the patient sample. MINI-CUBE is compatible with standard 13x75 mm K2 and K3 EDTA tubes (2.0 mL—4.0 mL sample volume) and BD Microtainer pediatric K2EDTA tubes (500 µL). The instrument includes full random access capability and results are available in 20 minutes. MINI-CUBE features >95 percent correlation to Modified Westergren Method in 4.0 mL tubes. Available for distribution through Streck in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and the United States of America, excluding the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Streck

Compact sample unit

The Dri•Bank System is a reusable product that preserves, maintains, and organizes samples at room temperature (20˚C) up to several months without the need for electrical power, toxic fixatives, or matrices, as evidenced from publications. This includes blood products for use with liquid phase biopsy, or similar. The Dri•Bank is a compact unit made of ruggedized materials that is environmentally sealed when closed. Specimens are preserved within hours, utilizing evaporative dehydration via powerful desiccants contained inside a unique replaceable and rechargeable cartridge. This patented, all-in-one innovation, accepts samples in a variety of media including microcentrifuge tubes, microscope slides, cell culture dishes, swabs, etc. Its layout allows for easy cleaning and sterilization for re-use. The Dri•Bank can also be used to ship samples under ambient conditions, without the expense associated with refrigerants such as dry ice and includes an external locking port that maintains chain-of-custody for critical specimens. Dri•Bank