The Bloodhound® technology represents the core intelligence of the cobas m 511, which uses this unique approach to enter the new field of digital hematology.
Bloodhound® technology analyzes the morphology of individual cells and presents the results of the analysis in detailed images for human interaction. Moreover, while medical technologists will continue to have the option of looking at slides under their microscopes, Bloodhound® technology provides cell-by-cell images that, in many cases, may reduce or even eliminate the need for microscopic review.
As opposed to the typical indirectly measured approaches used in blood analysis today - primarily impedance and flow cytometry - the Bloodhound® technology images individual cells directly. Based on these direct images, the Bloodhound® technology analyzes each cell's morphology, counts it, and then classifies all the cells in the viewing area to provide a CBC, 5-part differential, and reticulocyte count.
Digital cell counting and classification
Digital cell morphology
- Low sample volume of 30 μl provides complete CBC, differential and digital morphology
- Unique slide preparation designed to provide consistent distribution of cells supporting cell integrity
- Digital multi spectral imaging utilized for cell counting and classification