Beckman Coulter has announced the European launch of the DxU Iris Workcell, a fully-automated system that streamlines urinalysis workflow and reduces manual microscopy.
A routine urinalysis is one of the most frequently-ordered tests, representing up to 30% of all samples received in the laboratory. Many of these samples require staff to perform manual inspection, resulting in workflow disruption and increase in workload. Whether it is to confirm the analyser’s findings or identify unique particle types, manual microscopy reviews are time-consuming and can take up to six times longer per sample than with an automated system.
Automating the routine urinalysis workflow with the DxU Iris Workcell reduces sample subjectivity and variability, helping laboratories of all sizes to standardise processes, drive faster turnaround time, and deliver high quality results.
The DxU Iris Workcell pairs the DxU 850m Iris or DxU 840m Iris urine microscopy analyser with the DxU 810c Iris urine chemistry analyser to create a scalable, fully-automated urinalysis solution. The workcell was developed with proprietary Digital Flow Morphology technology with Auto-Particle Recognition (APR) software to enable laboratories to deliver standardised results using AI.
The DxU Iris solutions are designed for laboratories of all sizes; and offers several benefits, which include:
- Intuitive software user interface allows the operator to comfortably navigate, access key reference information, and simplify training across multiple Beckman Coulter instruments
- iWARE Integrated urinalysis software, standard on the analyser, that provides onboard validation and result verification into a single step, improving efficiency of urinalysis testing and reduce manpower
- Optional Load and Unload station increases the capacity of racks for a total of 200 onboard samples to improve efficiency.