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Official Publication An Evaluation of the AcT 5diff Cap Pierce Hematology Analyzer

By Margaret Persaud, Tom Clancy, Brian Sheridan and Pam Quinsey


Staffing constraints and cross-training of laboratory staff have made it imperative that we choose laboratory instruments that not only are user friendly and easy to use but also improve the efficiency of our current systems. Therefore, evaluations of any instrument should also incorporate a component that examines whether workflow can be improved by the use of the instrument being evaluated. In April and May 2001, MDS Laboratories in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, evaluated the Coulter AcT 5diff Cap Pierce (CP) hematology analyzer (Beckman Coulter, Miami, FL) using the laboratory’s current Coulter AcT diff as the comparator instrument. The evaluation protocol was created after literature was reviewed, and the leukocyte flagging efficiency was based in part on the National Committe

Topics: KEY WORDS, Evaluation · Clinical sensitivity · Workflow · Efficiency · Productivity
Year: 2001
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