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Our library of white papers and case studies help keep you abreast of the latest information in laboratory science and provide best practice examples of how integrated clinical care teams have identified challenges and addressed them in collaborative ways to achieve measurably better healthcare performance.

North west london pathology (nwlp)

Saghar Missaghian-Cully, Managing Director at NWLP, shares her vision for change and why undergoing transformation to a harmonized family of laboratory systems has enabled NWLP to deliver integrated care.

North west london pathology (nwlp)

Matthew Kent, Blood Sciences Manager at Charing Cross Hospital and Daniel Pelling, Blood Sciences Manager at St. Mary's Hospital discuss hematology operational efficiencies realized through a uniformed and integrated core laboratory technology platform.

North west london pathology (nwlp)

Northwest London Pathology, like many laboratories around the world are faced with shrinking laboratory space and staff shortages. Lorry Phelan, Deputy Divisional Manager, shares her vision of the future for hematology and how Abbott has helped her future-proof her laboratory.

Bioiatriki healthcare group

See how Abbott's Alinity h-series helped Bioiatriki Healthcare Group in Greece improve efficiency, while addressing growing laboratory workload and increasing physician expectations.

Since their invention in the 1950s, automated hematology analyzers have become increasingly sophisticated, allowing more precise and accurate CBC and WBC differential results, including providing a 6-part WBC differential and NRBC count.

The Complete Blood Count (CBC) is one of the most frequently performed laboratory tests. Many diseases can cause abnormalities in the Red Blood Cell (RBC) count; therefore, RBC concentration, as part of CBC, is frequently used in the diagnostic phase for many conditions and as a screening test. Review the technologies hematology analyzers utilize for counting and measuring volumes of RBCs.

The platelet (PLT) count plays a critical role for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients with many hematological and non-hematological diseases. Inaccuracy in PLT counting can have significant clinical impact, especially at the transfusion trigger levels. If the PLT count is falsely elevated, it could result in a missed PLT transfusion. On the other hand, if the PLT count is falsely decreased, it may lead to unnecessary PLT transfusion with all the hazards associated with it.

Alinity hq was evaluated against two other high-volume hematology analyzers, including a correlation study of Alinity hq white blood cell differentials with manual microscopy, including immature granulocytes and nucleated red blood cells. The evaluation demonstrated the Alinity hq had equivalent performance with the two other analyzers, and a high level of accuracy compared to manual differentials.

Since the first paper discussing the use of Sigma metrics in clinical laboratories was published in 2000, the concept of measuring analytical performance on the Sigma scale has been gaining popularity. The Six Sigma quality management system provides an objective estimate of quality based on defined tolerance limits. However, there are challenges associated with the use of Sigma metrics in the clinical laboratory, particularly in the hematology laboratory. As with any tool, its usefulness depends on proper use and interpretation.

The purpose of this document is to familiarize users with the configuration and measurement principles of Alinity hq hematology analyzer, as it applies to routine calibration and quality control procedures, and to provide guidance on the best practices of calibration and optimal use of quality control.

As modern hematology laboratories may use various types of hematology analyzers depending on workload, technical resources, and staff, it is important for the user to understand inter-platform variability. This study has shown negligible inter-platform variability between the three studied instruments; CELL-DYN Emerald 22, CELL-DYN Ruby and CELL-DYN Sapphire, and demonstrated substantial equivalence of hematology results between them.

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Hematology & hemostasis academy

Personalized and relevant educational resources to help keep you informed of the latest hematology laboratory topics, including clinical approaches and technologies. We offer a wide range of courses, case studies, how-to videos and webinars tailored to deliver a unique educational experience.

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