Nucleated red blood cell control

The nRBC-Chex for LH, by Streck, Omaha, Neb, is a nucleated red blood cell (nRBC) control useful for labs conducting nRBC enumeration. The assay evaluates the accuracy and precision of the Coulter® LH 750/LH 755 hematology analyzer in its enumeration of the nRBC parameter, and provides nRBC percent values as well as total WBC and RBC values. nRBC-Chex for LH is a two-level control packaged in plastic, cap-pierceable vials. nRBC-Chex for LH has a 105-day closed-vial stability and a 14-day open-vial stability when stored at 2°C to 10°C.

(800) 843-0912

R&D Systems LINE Kits

Instrument-specific kits for hematology analyzers

R&D Systems, Minneapolis, LINE Series Kits establish a hematology instrument’s performance and reportable range with ease and confidence. 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 the following performance analysis: validation of analytical measurement range, verification of reportable range, analytical sensitivity, analysis of bias and imprecision error (total error), and linearity check. Each kit includes one instrument evaluation report at no extra charge.

R&D Systems
(800) 428-4246


Nephelometric assay

Freelite® is a rapid, nephelometric, or turbidimetric assay for the quantitation of free kappa and lambda light chains in the serum detects and monitors Multiple Myeloma (MM) and other B-cell dyscrasias. Affinity purified polyclonal antibodies, reacting specifically with the free forms of kappa and lambda light chain, are precoated onto latex particles. The greater sensitivity of these assays means that for the first time in routine practice, serum-free light chains can be detected and quantitated down to normal levels. Each kit provides components required to perform 100 free kappa or free lambda assays. Freelite is currently available for the Dade-Behring BNII and BN Prospec; the Beckman IMMAGE; the Roche Hitachi Modular P; the Olympus AU400, 640, 2700, 5400; the Bayer Advia 1650; and the SPAPLUS analyzer.

The Binding Site
(800) 633-4484

Carolina Liquid Chemistries BC-3200

Auto hematology analyzer

Carolina Liquid Chemistries, Brea, Calif, offers the BC-3200 Auto Hematology Analyzer known for its closed-tube sampling technology. With its small frame, it is ideal for small laboratories and physicians’ offices. This instrument is easy to use with its automatic analysis cycle and intelligent alarm that sounds when the wrong tube is used. It also has automatic internal and external needle cleaning, which can save time. The BC-3200 has a four-tube position tube holder for sampling, as well as a micro sampling of 13 µL. It comes equipped with comprehensive QC programs and fully automatic calibration. To avoid a hazardous environment, its sampling is done on a closed tube. Automatic protection is standard when the chamber door is open, as well as a cyanide-free reagent to protect the surrounding. The large storage capacity can house 35,000 patient results with a histogram and conveniently displays patient data review on its large color LCD display.

Carolina Chemistries
(877) 722-8910

CBC-4K Plus Retics

Hematology control with reticulocytes

CBC-4K Plus Retics from R&D Systems, Minneapolis, is a trilevel five-part differential whole blood control with reticulocytes designed specifically for the Abbott Sapphire and Cell-Dyn 4000 hematology analyzers. Assay disks are provided for assay value uploading. The CBC 4K Plus Retics resembles human samples and is sensitive to reagent and analyzer changes. It is available in three distinct levels and is packaged in pierceable screw cap tubes with noncoring septums, with each tube containing a full 3.0 mL of control. CBC-4K carries a 75-day closed-vial stability or 2 QC months and an 8-day open-vial stability. A companion calibrator product is available. A complete quality control program, CBC-Monitor, is provided to CBC-5D users. This comprehensive program, which includes a peer group analysis, is now available online and provides Internet access for both data submission and report retrieval.

R&D Systems
(800) 428-4246

SICKLEDEX Solubility Kit

For sickle screening labs

SICKLEDEX Solubility Kit by Streck, Omaha, Neb, detects the presence of Hemoglobin S in patient samples. Each test requires 2 mL of reconstituted solubility buffer and 20 µL of anticoagulated whole blood or 20 µL of sickle cell hemoglobin control. Each test kit contains two bottles of phosphate buffer with Saponin, two buffer dispensing caps, and two vials of Sodium Hydrosulfite reagent powder. Reconstituted solution has an open-vial stability of 45 days when stored at 2°C to 10°C. Unopened kit components are stable for 12 months when stored at 2°C to 30°C. A 10-place test tube reading rack is also available.

(800) 843-0912

QC HGB, Hemoglobin Control

Monitors the performance of Hemocue analyzers

QC HGB, Hemoglobin Control, from RNA Medical®, Devens, Mass, is an assayed quality control material used for monitoring the performance of Hemocue® analyzers. QC HGB has a desirable shelf life of 24 months when stored refrigerated (2°C to 8°C). After opening, each bottle of control is stable for 60 days if stored refrigerated or 30 days if stored at room temperature (up to 25°C). This solution is made from unfixed stabilized human erythrocytes. It is available in three levels (low, normal, and high) for monitoring hemoglobin analyzer performance at varying points within the clinical range. QC HGB is provided in convenient dropper bottles containing 3.0 mL of solution, and is available in single-level (six bottles of the same level) or multilevel (two bottles of each level) packages.

RNA Medical
(800) 533-6162

Sysmex XE-5000

Automated hematology system

The Sysmex XE-5000™ Automated Hematology System by Sysmex, Mundelein, Ill, provides a high-throughput analyzer that supplies 31 whole blood reportable parameters, including advanced clinical parameters and a body fluid analysis mode offering seven additional parameters. Sysmex offers extended parameters that assist physicians with the medical management of platelet anomalies, infections, bone marrow transplantations, and diseases such as anemias and leukemias. Like its other X-Series counterparts, the XE-5000 uses fluorescent flow cytometry technology, imparting both clinical information on whole blood and body fluids rapidly and reliably. The body fluid-specific mode is the first of its kind in the industry, which includes reportable body fluid differential parameters for all common body fluids (CSF, serous, and synovial). Complete information within a single analysis reduces manual intervention and the errors inherent in manual counts.

(866) 779-7639


Automated capillary electrophoresis

Capillary electrophoresis (CE) technology from Sebia Inc, Norcross, Ga, is innovative technology to aid in the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathy and thalassemia. The CAPILLARYS™ Hemoglobin assay provides a high-resolution separation of hemoglobins in order to detect and quantify normal and variant hemoglobins in one analysis. This technology allows for a separate migration of Hbs E, A2, and C; an accurate Hb A2 value even in the presence of Hbs S, E, and G-Philadelphia; and clear detection and quantitation of Hbs H, Bart’s, and Delta A2. A throughput of 34 samples per hour is realized. Direct analysis is performed from the bar-coded, primary tube on packed, unwashed red blood cells. Red cell hemolysate is automatically prepared on the instrument, sample migration occurs, and relative quantitation and presumptive identification of the hemoglobin fractions take place. Presumptive ID is facilitated by the presence of an onboard, drop-down hemoglobin variant library.

(800) 835-6497

Thermo Scientific HEMA-Trol

HGB controls

The HEMA-Trol™ HGB controls for the HemoCue® instrument by Thermo Scientific, East Providence, RI, utilize stabilized human red cells that process like a patient sample. They have a 2-year outdate, giving the customer the choice of having one lot number so QC logs do not have to be changed as frequently. The control has a 60-day open-vial outdate, making it much more economical to run. It is packaged in dropper vials for ease of use and is consistent run to run. Low, normal, and high levels are available.

Thermo Fisher Scientific
(800) 556-7575

STaK-Chex Plus Retics

Automated and manual reticulocyte values

STaK-Chex Plus Retics, by Streck, Omaha, Neb, is a five-part differential control that manages all parameters, including reticulocytes, for the Coulter® Gen•S™, STKS™, LH 750/LH 755, MAXM™, and HmX instruments. The assay contains automated and manual reticulocyte values for all three levels. White blood cell types and reticulocyte percentages vary and are within clinically significant ranges. The product has a 14-day open-vial stability and a 105-day closed-vial stability, which can be used for 3 months. The 4.5-mL pierceable-cap vial is bar coded and compatible with all instruments. An accompanying assay disk is available.

(800) 843-0912

Cell-Chex Auto

Measures blood cell counts

Cell-Chex Auto is the only automated body fluid control on the market for the assayed instruments. The whole blood control evaluates the accuracy and precision of hematology instruments that measure blood cell counts in patient body fluid samples. The assay provides total RBC and WBC values for the Abbott CELL-DYN® 3200, 4000, Sapphire™ and Ruby™; Beckman Coulter® LH 750/LH 755 and LH 780 (levels 2 and 3 only); and Sysmex® XE-2100™, XT-2000i™, and XT-1800i™ instruments. Cell-Chex Auto is a three-level control packaged in a plastic 3.0-mL vial with a pierceable cap. It provides a 75-day closed-vial stability and a 30-day open-vial stability when stored at 2°C to 10°C.

(800) 843-0912

Excyte 20 Automated ESR Analyzer

High-throughput ESR testing

The Excyte 20 random-access ESR analyzer from Vital Diagnostics, Lincoln, RI, performs up to 80 sed rate tests per hour, providing high-throughput ESR testing. The analyzer provides an all-in-one solution for ESR that streamlines workflow by reducing manual labor and increasing walkaway time. It features onboard mixing, integrated scanning and printing, a patient results archive, and onboard quality control. As part of the Excyte ESR product line, the company also offers positive patient identification through all stages of testing utilizing its own patented technology and direct draw vacuum tubes, which increases safety by limiting exposure to blood.

Vital Diagnostics Inc
(401) 642-8400

Advia 2120i Hematology System

Next-generation practical automation

The recently released ADVIA® 2120i Hematology System by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Tarrytown, NY, combines proven flow cytometry-based analysis capabilities with an easy-to-use touch-screen user interface to provide first-pass efficiency. Reduced maintenance requirements, and the SMART integrated slide making and staining of the optional Autoslide, help reduce manual steps in the lab. It utilizes the same reagents as the ADVIA 120 Hematology System and is fully compatible with the ADVIA LabCell System to adapt to various-sized testing environments.

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
(800) 242-3233

ESR-Auto Plus

30-minute results

The ESR-Auto Plus by Streck, Omaha, Neb, is a 10-position automated ESR analyzer useful for clinical laboratories in hospitals, physician’s office labs, and reference facilities. The instrument accurately and precisely measures the sedimentation rate of erythrocytes in 1.2-mL ESR-Vacuum Tubes. Results are measured in millimeters per hour (Modified Westergren Method) and are available in 30 minutes. The instrument features random access, a built-in printer, sample ID capability, and a 15-minute prediction mode. The ESR-Auto Plus incorporates a quality control system for monitoring the laboratory’s quality control program, and data can be downloaded to a LIS.

(800) 843-0912

CBC-5D Plus Retics

Whole blood five-part differential plus reticulocytes

CBC-5D Plus Retics from R&D Systems, Minneapolis, is a trilevel whole blood control containing reticulocytes designed specifically for Beckman Coulter LH700 series hematology analyzers. Assay disks are provided for assay value uploading. The vial labels are also bar-coded to allow the control sample values to load into the correct control file. It is packaged in pierceable screw-cap 5.0-mL tubes and carries a 14-day open-vial and 105-day closed-vial stability. A companion calibrator product, CBC-CAL PLUS, is available. An online quality control program, CBC-Monitor Online, which includes a peer group analysis, is available to all customers.

R&D Systems
(800) 428-4246