First CN-Series analysers installed at St Thomas’ Hospital in London
Sysmex UK has recently launched the new CN-Series of analysers, designed to provide a powerful solution and to deliver answers to laboratory haemostasis testing requirements of productivity, services, analytical and operational performance.
The first installation of the new, next-generation family of haemostasis analysers by Sysmex into a routine clinical setting has now taken place. At Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals, the need was for a compact yet high-throughput solution for their routine laboratory. Two CN-6000 analysers have been installed at St Thomas’ Hospital as a replacement for the current two CS-2100i instruments for routine haemostasis testing.
Designed to provide power in terms of productivity, analytical and operational performance, the CN-6000 maximises walkaway time with the extended sampler, with a loading capacity of 120 samples at any one time; can shorten the time to result, within 4.5 minutes of sample aspiration; provides customisable multi-sample volume and assay-specific HIL checks to detect the presence of interfering substances in samples; and reduces system downtime by the performance of automatic ‘self-checks’ and enhancements made to the sample probe and light source.
Clare Wigley (Senior Biomedical Scientist at St Thomas’ Hospital) commented: “Enhanced quality control (QC) options makes QC management easier with current and new QC lots to be performed concurrently, making QC batch acceptance simple. Also, the ability to run plasma-based controls and calibrators from their original vials means this will save errors in decanting reagents and is environmentally better too as it will reduce the amount of plastic cups we use and barcode labels we print, also reducing the chance of transcription errors.”