The fluorescence technology and channel-specific reagents of the XN-Series provide much more than just a cell count. Depending on their cell membrane composition, cells are perforated and labelled differently, disclosing information about the cells’ activity, maturity stage, and malignancy. This white paper sheds a light on how the XN measures cell functionality.
Urinary tract infections (UTI) belong to the most common bacterial infections and, though suspected cases often turn out to be negative, contribute to high laboratory workloads and empiric prescription of antibiotics, a main driver antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This white paper reviews the strengths of the UF-series in ruling-out UTI, supporting its diagnosis and potential applications to further optimise the UTI laboratory workflow, aiming to fight AMR.
Diagnostics play a major role in the rational prescription of antibiotics. Well-known antimicrobial susceptibility tests (AST) are reliable tools for the phenotypic determination of resistance to antibiotics . Several solutions to support AST performance are available on the market.
This case study explains how the same lymphocytes react in two different complementary methods: fluorescence flow cytometry in the WPC channel of the XN-Series haematology analyser and multicolour immunophenotyping using the XF-1600 analyser. The haematology analyser detected a lymphocytosis and a suspect flag for ‘Abnormal Lympho?’. Subsequently, clinical flow cytometry was performed and the markers confirmed the diagnosis of a B-CLL in this patient.
A patient case showing early detection of latent iron deficiency, that would not have been detected in a normal routine blood count or blood smear is described. A low RET-He (reticulocyte haemoglobin equivalent) value triggered a confirmatory test and lead to prompt treatment of the patient.