Meet the ADVIA portfolio. (Product Focus).
The ADVIA 120 Hematology System provides a CBC, six-part
differential and fully automated reticulocyte 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, iron deficiency) and
macrocytic anemias (hereditary spherocytosis, sickle cell) with the RBC 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),
MAs, a laboratory scientist and sales professional in Clearwater, FL,
assisted in preparing this article.