Hematology Analyzer Description
A hematology analyzer is a highly specialized and automated machine that is used to count the number of white and red blood cells and a blood sample. The machines today are highly advanced and can provide various types of counts and analyzation.
The hematology analyzers are capable of providing complete blood counts that have differentiation of cells. Many of the most modern analyzers available are able to provide counts of the red blood cells, as well as the hemoglobin in the blood cells. They can also provide platelet counts, corpuscular data, and they can count the five various types of white blood cells. A number of the modern machines are also able to measure immature white cells as well as nucleated red blood cells. This can be helpful for various types of diagnoses.
While these have been available for more than half a century, the newest options on the market have a number of other features and advances that help to make it an essential part of any laboratory that needs to deal with blood samples.
Features of hematology analyzers
There are many different types of hematology analyzers on the market today. Even though the basics are the same – they analyze blood – there are a number of differences.
The features and options can vary, for example. Some of the automatic analyzers have three-part differentiation while others may have five-part differentiation. Some of them will have a variety of different parameters. Some of the analyzers will have touch screens, some may have auto loaders, laser scattering, laser flow cytometry, and more. Naturally, because there are so many options, the features can vary substantially.
Choosing the Hematology Analyzer
When it comes time to choose your hematology analyzer, you need to stop and think about exactly how your lab will be using it and who will be using. What is it that you need to measure? How often do you need to use it? Would it be a good idea to have more than one of these devices in the lab? Always take the time to look at the features and options, and check the footprint of the device. This will let you know whether it will fit in your laboratory on the bench top or not.
Hematology Analyzer Manufacturers
Many medical manufacturers make hematology analyzers today. Some of the most popular of these analyzers include Horiba, SFRI Medical Diagnostics, DyMind Biotech, Cormay, Diconex, Swissavans AG, Caretium, Idexx, Erb, Boule, and Diatron.