Sysmex America, Inc., a diagnostic solutions company offering hematology, urinalysis, information systems, and flow cytometry testing, has introduced the XN-30 Research Use Only Automated Hematology Analyzer, an automated hematology analyzer for malaria detection. Specialized reagents, a violet laser, and advanced algorithms allow the XN-30 RUO to differentiate P. falciparum from non-falciparum species and determine the life cycle staging of the parasites detected.

In as little as one minute, the XN-30 RUO can report the level of parasitemia in an ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid sample with a sensitivity as low as 20 malaria-infected red blood cells (MI-RBC) per microliter.

“The XN-30 Research Use Only Automated Hematology Analyzer delivers workflow efficiency and enhanced staff productivity to research labs currently performing manual microscopy for detection of malaria or relying on rapid diagnostic tests to screen symptomatic patients,” says Andy Hay, chief executive officer of Sysmex America. “Unlike current microscopy and PCR methods, minimal training is needed to use the XN-30 RUO.”

Using fluorescent stains and flow cell technology, the XN-30 RUO hematology analyzer standardizes detection and enumeration of intracellular malarial parasites. Three levels of quality control material ensure analyzer performance and provide a new level of confidence in the results produced.

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