Meet the ADVIA portfolio. (Product Focus).The ADVIA 120 Hematology System provides a CBC (1) (Cell Broadcast Center) See cell broadcast.
(2) (Cipher Block Chaining) In cryptography, a mode of operation that combines the ciphertext of one block with the plaintext of the next block. , six-part differential and fully automated reticulocyte reticulocyte /re·tic·u·lo·cyte/ (re-tik´u-lo-sit) a young erythrocyte showing a basophilic reticulum under vital staining.
n. analysis, designed to streamline laboratory workflow and achieve long-term economic benefits. The fixed throughput of CBC/Diff at 120 samples per hour, even on leukopenic samples, provides fast results reporting to enhance service to clinicians. Peroxidase staining makes the difference in V/BC identification, facilitating detection of abnormalities and differentiation of leukemias. Achieve sensitive detection of red cell abnormalities without expensive and time-consuming manual tests, and differentiate microcytic anemias (thalassemia Thalassemia Definition
Thalassemia describes a group of inherited disorders characterized by reduced or absent amounts of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein inside the red blood cells. , iron deficiency) and macrocytic anemias (hereditary spherocytosis, sickle cell) with the RBC RBC red blood cell.
RBC or rbc
red blood cell
n See red blood cell count.
red blood cells; red blood (cell) count (see blood count). and reticulocyte technology. Expanded linearity ranges enable maximimum effectiveness of costly platelet transfusions with accurate results, even at very low platelet levels. To complement the ADVIA 120, this hematology product portfolio includes the ADVIA 70, ADVIA S60 and ADVIA 60 to meet specific laboratory needs.
Carren Bersch is managing editor of MLO. J.D. Myers. BS, CT(ASCP ASCP American Society of Clinical Pathologists. ), MAs, a laboratory scientist and sales professional in Clearwater, FL, assisted in preparing this article.