New study shows potential benefits of switching to a digital differential WBC tool

A new study highlights operational efficiencies and improved consultation capabilities  for smaller laboratories using the new CellaVision Image Capture System for their white blood cell differential on peripheral blood smears. 

“The major advantage of the CellaVision Image Capture System is the possibility for smaller laboratories to digitise their samples and have the analysis performed at the main lab or at another remote location. This allows for a 24 h morphological expert system in the routine laboratory in which slide transportation to the main laboratory can be eliminated”, says Dr Anja Leyte who performed the study at the OLVG Hospital in Amsterdam.

3 benefits

  1. A reliable and accurate tool in the differential WBC count on peripheral blood smears
  2. Provides small laboratories with a 24 h available real-time digital differential WBC count
  3. Provides consultation for patients in remote locations

Link to abstract and full story at publisher’s website

Clinical performance evaluation of the CellaVision Image Capture System in the white blood cell differential on peripheral blood

Simone M Smits, Anja Leyte
Haematological Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Journal of Clinical Pathology (doi:10.1136/jclinpath-2013-201737)

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