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Platelet diagnostics: combined technology means improved testing

The investigation of platelet disorders is a major area of interest in haematology and haemostasis. The use of a range of Sysmex technology reduces manual intervention, simplifies processes, improves standardisation and benefits patients.

Platelets are produced in the bone marrow, circulate in blood and have a typical lifespan of seven to 10 days. They are key elements in the haemostatic process, and the measurement of their number, function and rate of production forms an important task for the laboratory. Sysmex analysers are uniquely placed to give clinicians insight into all three of these aspects.

By combining the capabilities of the Sysmex XN-Series, CS-Series and PFA-200, laboratories can provide detailed information to clinicians on the number, function and rate of production of platelets. This unique combination of analytical techniques provides an aid to the diagnosis of thrombotic and bleeding conditions, with the potential to influence treatment. For the laboratory, the speed of results production is increased when compared to alternative methods for platelet aggregation or reticulated platelet measurement, while the number of manual intervention steps is reduced.

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