Measurement Modalities of the HORIBA Medical ABX Pentra DX120 Hematology System

By: Jim Knowles, Terry K. Johnson

24 May 2011


The HORIBA Medical ABX Pentra DX120 is a complete hematology platform featuring Complete Blood Count (CBC), Nucleated Red Blood Cell (NRBC) count, and Reticulocyte (Retic) count at an approximate throughput of 120 CBC samples per hour. Multiple measurement modalities are used by the system including cell counting by electronic impedance variation, hemoglobin measurement by absorbance spectrophotometry, White Blood Cell (WBC) population differential by optical light scatter and impedance measurements, and measurement of Reticulocytes and NRBC using thiazole orange stain and orthogonal fluorescence with an argon laser.

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