HEMOCUE WBC ANALYZER

HEMOCUE WBC ANALYZER

Features:

  • Sample material: Capillary or venous (EDTA) whole blood.
  • Measurement range: 0.3-30.0 x 109/L (300-30000/mm3, 300-30000/µL).
  • Results: In about 3 minutes.
  • Sample volume: 10 µL.
  • Weight: 600 g (1.32 pounds) with batteries installed.
  • Power: AC Adapter or batteries.
  • Operating temperature: 15-35 °C (59-95 °F).
  • Interface: Printer and PC.
  • Quality control: Built-in "selftest". The system can be verified using liquid controls.
  • Calibration: Designed to establish agreement with manual light microscopy. The analyzer is factory calibrated and need no further calibration.
  • Accuracy: Correlation of 0.99 when compared with automatic cell counters.
  • Storage for HemoCue® WBC Analyzer: The analyzer can be stored at temperature 0-50 °C (32-122 °F).
  • Storage for HemoCue® WBC Microcuvettes: The Microcuvettes are to be stored at 15-35°C (59-95°F),
  • Replace the cap immediately after cuvettes are removed from the container

Method: A hemolyzing agent lyses the red cells in the microcuvette and a staining agent colors the white cells. Several images are taken of the stained white cells and cells are identified. The number of cells are counted by image analysis in the analyzer.
Principle: The microcuvette serves as a sample container and reaction chamber. The microcuvette is for single-use only. A blood sample of approximately 10 µL is drawn into the cavity by capillary action. The microcuvette is placed in the analyzer. The result is obtained in about 5 minutes.