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Hematology Analyzer
- Oct 17, 2018 -

Hematology analyzers are specialized, automated systems that count leucocytes, red cells and platelets in blood, and also determine hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. Hematology technology has come a long way in a relatively short space of time. In the 1950s, complete blood counts (CBC) were performed manually by a technician in front of a microscope. Hemoglobin was also measured manually using a cyanmethemoglobin method, which was slow and time consuming.

Modern day analyzers are capable of processing hundreds of samples an hour. Modular structures and advances in automation mean that systems can be built to accommodate numerous analyzers, slide maker/stainers and archiving facilities.

A CBC, also known as a full blood count (FBC), is usually the first test requested by physicians to assess general patient health. The CBC can be used to detect a wide range of pathological states including anemia, infection and hematological malignancy, as well as for the monitoring of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.