The John Muir Medical Center-Walnut Creek Campus Laboratory is pleased to announce our upgrade to Beckman Coulter's latest, state-of-the-art Hematology Analyzer, the LH 750.
This instrument provides several advantages over its predecessor, the GenS. The new instrument gives the Clinical Laboratory Scientists a streamlined procedure which includes: no daily maintenance, no sample pre-sorting, reduced set-up time, optimized throughput, and less reagent wastage.
The system also provides an expanded clinical range, significant reduction in flagging, improved abnormality sensitivity and specificity. This means that far fewer smear reviews will need to be performed improving turn-around-times. The new technology increases linearity of WBCs to 400,000/mm3 and platelets to 3,000,000/ mm3. The instrument provides enumerated nucleated red blood cells. White blood cell counts are automatically corrected for interfering substances such as nucleated red blood cells, giant platelets, and unlysed red cells.
With this advance in technology there should be a reduced need to order a CBC with Manual Differential. The advanced flagging will ensure that an order for a CBC with Automated Differential will reflex to a manual differential when one is indicated.