New Sysmex XP-300™: A Big Update for Smaller Labs
Two Sysmex analyzers, the KX-21N™ and the pocH-100i™, have served small hospitals, clinics and office-based laboratories well. Now, Sysmex has taken the user friendly software of the pocH-100i and combined it with a modified version of the reliable KX-21N hardware to create a new analyzer, the XP-300™ Automated Hematology Analyzer.
According to Susan Behnke, Product Manager, Hematology, Sysmex America, the KX-21N is known for its outstanding reliability and simple operation, and the pocH-100i, which will continue to be available, is known for its intuitive software and very small footprint. “Now Sysmex has combined the best attributes of the two analyzers with the convenience of a color touch panel for ease-of-use operation and standard barcode capability,” said Behnke.
The XP-300 is scheduled to launch in June. It offers a CBC with a three-part differential [%/# LYM, MXD (monos, eos, basos) and Neutrophil]. This differential, like the X-Series and XN-Series analyzers, gives an Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC). The maximum throughput is 60 samples per hour with a data storage capacity up to 40,000 complete sample results with histograms. “One of the most time-saving features of the XP-300 is barcode scanning, which allows for the digital input of 51 quality control TARGET and LIMIT parameters. Previously, these had to be manually keyed into the KX-21N system,” she added.
Labs with the new XP-300 can participate in the Sysmex Insight™Quality Control Program. Insight is Sysmex’s web-based inter-laboratory quality assessment program designed to facilitate evaluation of hematology analyzer performance. Insight eliminates manual steps and meets lab requirements to document, review and maintain history for peer comparison analyzer data by uploading quality control data. This enables the laboratory to review streamlined and comprehensive reports with statistical and graphical presentation of analyzer performance anytime from anywhere.
XP-300 customers also will benefit from implementation support, on-site training and access to the Sysmex Customer Resource Center. Although the marketing and sales activity of the KX-21N will cease in June, Sysmex America will continue to provide service and support.
The XP-300 is built on the same award-winning design concept utilized in the company’s new Sysmex XN-Series™ – Silent Design®. Silent Design is a human-centered approach that simplifies analyzer operation and the user interface based on careful study of laboratory processes, the relationship between the operator and the analyzer, and how people work.
For more information about the new Sysmex XP-300 Automated Hematology Analyzer, contact your local sales representative or the Sysmex Website at www.sysmex.com/us.