January 2016 Product Focus – Hematology

Dec. 19, 2015
ELITech Biomedical Systems’ Aerospray automatic slide stainers/cytocentrifuges
Aerospray stainers are dual-purpose staining and cell preparation systems for staining hematology smears with water-based or methanol-based stains, or  TB smears with carbol fuchsin or fluorescence stains. The optional Cytopro rotor makes each Aerospray a full-featured cytocentrifuge. Aerospray’s atomizing spray nozzles rapidly and precisely apply fresh reagents onto slides. Specimens show clean fields without cross-contamination. Intuitive programming delivers sophisticated reagent level and spray nozzle monitoring. Cytocentrifugation with the Cytopro rotor can significantly increase the number of cells on a slide due to the unique Cytopro sample chamber design. For more information, please visit: http://www.elitechgroup.com/north-america/products/market-segment/hematology/slide-stainersMedTest distributes Mindray’s BC-3600 Auto Hematology Analyzer
Mindray and MedTest received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the Mindray BC-3600 Auto Hematology Analyzer. This analyzer meets the testing needs of small- and mid-volume hematology laboratories while offering features commonly found on large-volume analyzers. Features include: closed-tube sampling; a large 10.4 inch color touchscreen; barcode reader; LIS connectivity; 3-part differential; cyanide-free reagents; throughput of up to 60 samples per hour; and storage capacity up to 40,000 results with histograms. Nearly all scheduled maintenance procedures are automated by touch buttons. The intuitive software enhances workflow efficiency and offers a pleasant user experience. For more information, please visit: http://www.medtestdx.com/product/1225The Binding Site’s Freelite aids the detection and monitoring of blood cancers
The Freelite assay is composed of two sensitive and specific immunodiagnostic tests to measure kappa (κ) and lambda (λ) free light chains. The assays are based on affinity purified polyclonal antibodies that are coated onto latex particles which are used to produce kits specific for κ FLCs and λ FLCs for nephelometric and turbidimetric platforms. Freelite reacts only with exposed free light chain epitopes which are hidden when the light chain is bound to the heavy chain. Freelite is recommended for use in patients with monoclonal gammopathies. It is the only free light chain assay recommended by national and international guidelines. For more information, please visit: http://www.us.bindingsite.com/en/discover/freelite-and-hevylite/freelite/overview/freelite#Streck’s ESR-Chex
Streck’s ESR-Chex is a whole blood, two-level hematology control used to monitor erythrocyte sedimentation rates. It provides superior sed-rate accuracy, reacting to physical factors such as benchtop vibration, temperature, and tube angle, and alerts the laboratorian to possible problems that may affect the accuracy of patient results. ESR-Chex is manufactured from human red blood cells and is used in the same manner as a patient sample, with 12-month closed-vial stability and 95-day open-vial stability. For more information, please visit: http://www.streck.com/product.aspx?p=ESR-Chex
Sysmex America’s TS-10 Integrated Tube Sorter and Archiver

Sysmex America, Inc. recently introduced the TS-10 Integrated Tube Sorter and Archiver for pre- and post-analytic tube management, available for the Sysmex XN-9000 Automation system. The TS-10 supports hands-free sorting, archiving, and sample loading and unloading flexibilities with XN-9000 automation system. With the Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) automation system, the laboratory can realize efficiencies with the TS-10 by significantly reducing the number of tube touches from pre-analytical through post-analytical testing, for virtually 100 percent of EDTA samples. The system has the capability to test and sort >90 percent of the EDTA tests (CBC, Diff, retic, HbA1c), allowing the laboratory to promote single tube draws. Sysmex America’s integrated, automated sorting and archiving system can improve patient care by reducing test turnaround time and supporting efficient labor utilization. For more information, please visit: https://www.sysmex.com/us/en/Products/Hematology/XNSeries/Pages/XN-9000-Hematology-Analyzer.aspx