Beckman Coulter, Brea, Calif, has launched the DxH 560 AL, a tabletop analyzer geared to reduce the time and resource constraints faced by small to mid-sized laboratories. With the analyzer’s Auto-Loading functionality, closed tube aspiration and walkaway capabilities, users can continually add up to 50 samples, provide safety against blood-borne pathogens, and spend less time on manual instrument tasks. Compactly designed, the DxH 560 AL uses approximately 30% less counter space than other analyzers in its class.

The DxH 560 AL delivers results in 60 seconds or less and is the ideal instrument to use with difficult-to-draw patients (infants, oncology, and elderly) because it needs only a 17 μL sample—less than a drop of blood—one of the smallest aspiration volumes on the market. The analyzer also provides industry-leading privacy and security features including customizable user login, paperless data management, and fully traceable automated timeouts that guards patient electronic personal health information.

“With proven performance and low-cost to operate, the DxH 560 AL includes the analytical strengths and data management capabilities of high-throughput analyzers in a small footprint,” says Peter Soltani, PhD, senior vice president and general manager of hematology at Beckman Coulter. “The industry-leading functionality and auto-load capabilities of the DxH 560 AL enables smaller labs to reap the same efficiency and productivity benefits as their larger counterparts without blowing the budget.”

The DxH 560 AL is part of Beckman Coulter’s DxH 500 series of small footprint tabletop hematology analyzers, including the recently launched DxH 500 and the DxH 520. The full DxH 500 series of analyzers include dynamic gating for its five-part differential, eliminating rejected results and lowering manual interventions.For more information, visit Beckman Coulter