Manual urine microscopy creates many time-consuming challenges that include lengthy centrifugation of urines and performing prolonged analysis under the microscope. This session will explore the process of moving from manual microscopy to automated particle analysis. The speaker will share his hospital’s automation journey which promoted workflow efficiency in the laboratory.
This session will explore novel aspects of laboratory hematology that advance the diagnostic work-up of myeloid malignancies. A series of clinical case studies will be presented that highlight laboratory testing beyond the routine CBC. The examples and discussion will provide an overview of myeloid malignancy work-ups.
Advances in hematology testing offer parameters useful in assessing challenging conditions such as thrombocytopenia. This presentation provides an overview of immature platelet parameters (IPF% and IPF#) and discusses their clinical utility. Case studies will be presented to highlight the value of these parameters in assessing bone marrow activity and effective thrombopoiesis.
The diagnosis of sepsis is complex due to the wide variety of nonspecific symptoms and the absence of a definitive diagnostic marker. Total and differential blood leukocyte counts are some of the tools used in the clinical investigation of sepsis. Laboratories can now report on the population of immature granulocytes with a high degree of accuracy through the Sysmex IG parameter, recognized as an infection / inflammation biomarker and an important indicator of sepsis
Taking on the challenges of the NEXT STAGE of urinalysis. Comparative evaluation of the analytical performance of UF-5000 and UF1000i analyzers
This presentation takes an in depth look at the function of lymphoid cells, describes their role in immunologic response, and outlines the impact to normal and abnormal processes. In addition, plasma cells and plasma cell myeloma will be reviewed using case studies to highlight ensuing patient conditions and associated findings.
Flow Cytometry as a Diagnostic Aid to Hematology Analyzers: A Practical Approach to the Evaluation of Abnormal WBC Differential
Multiparameter flow cytometry has become an integral tool in the work-up of abnormal WBC findings, allowing for rapid and accurate identification of abnormal cell populations, cell lineage assignment and assessment of clonality.