The CBC-5D system from R&D Systems is a trilevel, whole blood control designed for Beckman Coulter’s LH series, GENS™, HmX, MAXM™, and STKS™ hematology analyzers. The system provides assays for more than 20 reportable parameters, as well as assay disks for assay-value uploading. Assay values are bar-coded for convenient entry into control files, and vial labels are bar-coded to allow the control sample values to load into the correct file. The CBC-5D resembles human samples and is packaged in color-coded pierceable screw-cap tubes with noncoring septums. Each tube contains 5 mL of control and carries a 14-day, open-vial and a 105-day, closed-vial stability.
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