Standardized automation of microscopy
cobas u 701 microscopy analyzer is the automation of manual microscopy in urinalysis - minimum operator intervention and improving turn around time (TAT). It standardizes all steps of the process and provides digital images of the microscopy examination for objective results. 15 digital images are taken from each sample.
Storage of digital images
Images can be stored for training purposes or later reference. If the results need manual validation, every operator can review the images on the cobas® 6500 urine analyzer series screen and reclassify the particles directly on the analyzer.
Excellent counting performance
Images are evaluated with a neural network based algorithm that learned from millions of images. A multicenter evaluation study indicated excellent correlation between cobas u 701 microscopy analyzer results and manual microscopy results performed by experienced operators.4 Involving 852 samples, a study showed that cobas u 701 microscopy analyzer “can be used for rapid screening for urinary tract infection (UTI) and can reduce the number of cultures required".5