Powerful combination of automated urine microscopy and digital imaging system features less manual intervention time, greater accuracy
Chicago – January 30, 2019 – Sysmex America, Inc., a leading diagnostic solutions company offering hematology, urinalysis and flow cytometry testing technology that improves clinical laboratory performance, announced the availability of its first fully automated urine particle counter and digital imaging system, the UN-2000. By combining urine flow cytometry with digital imaging, Sysmex’s UN-2000 provides laboratories a highly standardized and more efficient process for urine sediment analysis, one with less manual intervention time and greater accuracy.
Using fluorescence flow cytometry, the UN-2000 reduces time consuming hands-on review, delivering highly accurate particle quantitation and differentiation through walk-away loading, standardized criteria with high reproducibility, quantitative measurement and automated validation. The UN-2000’s user-definable rule settings, intelligent data management with Urine Data Manager (UDM), and high-quality images produced by a digital camera, give labs more control over their process and analysis. Skilled users can quickly and easily classify pathogenic cells, essentially eliminating the use of the microscope.
“Today’s laboratories are pressured to produce accurate, valid, and high-quality results that provide clinical value to the physician, all while meeting turnaround time expectations with less staff and tightened budgets,” said Andy Hay, chief operating officer of Sysmex America. “The UN-2000 meets the needs of today’s labs with scalable automation and new levels of standardization, quality assurance and workflow efficiency,” Hay said.
UN-2000 modularity and flexible configurations allow for increased throughput and simple, scalable options for upsizing and downsizing. In addition, the UN-2000 reduces the opportunity for clerical errors, lessens manual data entry, and decreases specimen-handling requirements.
Available now in the United States and Canada, the UN-2000 offers simplified and consolidated quality control with BeyondCare Quality Monitor (BCQM). The first quality management system of its kind, BCQM streamlines the end-to-end process of running controls and reviewing results, leading to improved analyzer uptime. Red, yellow and green color-coded alerts intuitively track and annotate quality control, simplifying compliance. Customers can access valuable peer group analytics and lot-to-lot quality control management while taking the guesswork out of quality control management.
BCQM will be standard on Sysmex UN Series automated urinalysis analyzers available in the United States and Canada.
To learn more about Sysmex urinalysis products visit www.sysmex.com/UA.