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.
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.
The immature platelet count (IPF#) is a new haematological diagnostic parameter available from a routine blood laboratory test. Discover in this white paper how it can help you to evaluate the effectiveness of antiplatelet medication and forecast the risk of adverse cardiovascular events.
The treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) can be challenging. The immature platelet count (IPF#) can help, making it easier to monitor the efficacy of the different treatment mechanisms and assessing bleeding risks. This white paper explains how.
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.
The intended objective of this newsletter is to highlight the importance of early detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The diagnosis of CKD often require the input of many disciplines along side that of the primary health care giver. It is common for patients with CKD to also have other chronic conditions, including but not restricted to hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.