Hematology Web site

Products and quality control program

R&D Systems Inc, Minneapolis, is a specialty manufacturer of hematology and biotechnology products. The hematology division manufactures specialized hematology products, which include controls, calibrators, and linearity materials. The company Web site has a link to an online quality control program and information about products and ordering.

R&D Systems Inc
(800) 428-4246

Advia 2120 Hematology System

Automates blood tests

Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, Tarrytown, NY, offers a random-access hematology analyzer, the Advia 2120 Hematology System, that can enhance laboratory productivity by automating many of the most labor-intensive blood tests routinely requested by clinicians. Advanced parameters include reticulocyte hemoglobin content and an environmentally friendly, cyanide-free hemoglobin method. The system can be integrated with Siemens Advia CentraLink data management system and reduces manual test procedures and costly repeats, minimizing sample size and work space requirements while maximizing laboratory resources. It has innovative internal verification on every sample, with results compared using two different methodologies. Its features aid clinicians in diagnosing and treating disorders such as leukemia, platelet anomalies, and red cell abnormalities. The Advia2120 Hematology System is the first to market with an FDA-cleared automated CSF Assay on a routine analyzer and an automated WBC and RBC count, as well as a 3-part differential on CSF samples, which allows for standardization of CSF analysis.

Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics
(800) 255-3232

XE-2100 Automated Hematology Analyzer

Complete CBC with extended differential

Sysmex, Kobe, Japan, is the maker of a full range of hematology analyzers with its patented fluorescent flow cytometry, the core technology for all of its analyzers. The XE-2100 Fully Automated Hematology Analyzer offers a complete CBC with an extended differential that includes automatic enumeration of NRBC, HPC, IG, plus its newest parameters, immature platelet fraction (IPF) and reticulocyte hemoglobin equivalent (RET-He). IPF is reported in percent of the total platelet count and provides a rapid indication of the platelet production status, a useful tool in assessing thrombopoietic activity in the bone marrow. RET-He aids the clinician in assessing erythropoietic response as seen in iron therapy, and is not influenced by acute phase response, which could hamper clinical interpretation. Due to the rapid turnover in reticulocytes, RET-He can provide a fast and sensitive indicator of bone marrow activity and its ability to make use of iron for hemoglobin synthesis.

(800) 462-1262

Line Series Kits

Instrument-specific kits available for all major hematology analyzers

R&D Systems, Minneapolis, presents Line Series Kits that offer a simple, consistent way to establish a hematology instruments performance and reportable range. Gravimetrically accurate linear dilutions of cell populations are provided in each instrument-specific kit. CBC-Line kits, CBC-Line Low Level kits, and CBC-Line Ultra Low Level kits contain prediluted WBC, RBC/Hgb, and Plt levels. PLT-Line kits contain prediluted platelet levels, RET-Line kits contain prediluted reticulocyte levels, and GLU-Line kits contain prediluted glucose levels. Each kit covers validation of analytical measurement range, verification of reportable range, analytical sensitivity, analysis of bias and imprecision error, and linearity check.

R&D Systems Inc
(800) 428-4246

Horiba Benchtop Analyzer

Includes an integrated touch-screen workstation

Horiba ABX Diagnostics delivers a complete automation and intuitive interface with its benchtop analyzer. Features include an integrated touch-screen workstation, an intuitive user interface, a small sample size of 30 µL (CBC) and 53 µL (CBC + DIFF), a 10-rack/100-tube capacity at a rate of 80 samples per hour, and automatic rerun capabilities for abnormal samples. The system now includes preset automated dilutions for WBC and platelets, enhanced reagent management, and patient sample validation with delta checking built upon a Windows XP platform. The companys ABX technology removes the need for compressor, shear, and pinch valves.

Horiba ABX
(888) 903-5001

Freelite Assays

For diagnosing multiple myeloma, light chain myeloma, and AL Amyloidosis

The Binding Sites Freelite serum-free Kappa and Lambda assays are used as an aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of multiple myeloma, light chain myeloma, and AL Amyloidosis. They offer advantages over current electrophoretic methods in that they are more sensitive, rapid, and fully automated. They can replace the need for urine assays and, in combination with SPE/CZE, can provide the optimal detection of B cell disorders. Additionally, they enable monitoring of intact, light chain myeloma, nonsecretory myeloma, and Amyloidosis patients during therapy, and provide an earlier marker of disease remission/therapeutic effectiveness compared to whole immunoglobulin/M spike assays. Individual kits for serum-free Kappa and Lambda assays are available on a wide range of laboratory analyzers.

The Binding Site
(800) 633-4484

CELL-DYN Hematology Systems

For use in small, medium, or large hospitals

Abbotts CELLDYN family offers hematology systems to meet the automation needs of a variety of labs in small, medium, and large hospitals that perform complete blood counts. Its products include the CELL-DYN 1700 and CELL-DYN 1800 analyzers, which are designed for small laboratories and offer speed, convenience, and low cost. Its CELL-DYN 3200 and CELL-DYN 3700 offer automated sample handling and comprehensive data management, which are ideal for medium- to high-volume labs. The CELL-DYN Sapphire is an automated, high-volume hematology instrument that performs analyses with enhanced technologies and offers monoclonal assay capabilities. In addition, the CELL-DYN SMS (Slide Maker Stainer) smears, labels, and stains up to 80 slides per hour, providing consistent blood films with low operator involvement.

Abbott Diagnostics
(800) 323-9100