IDEXX ProCyte Dx® Haematology Analyser
Setting a new standard for in-house haematology
The ProCyte Dx analyser connects to the IDEXX VetLab® Station Laboratory Information Management System to provide:
See how the IDEXX Laboratories Advisory Board helped shape the ProCyte Dx Haematology Analyser.
Real-time results at the push of a button
The ProCyte Dx® analyser takes work out of your hands and lets you get back to your patients and clients more quickly.
- Load-and-go operation: Even maintenance is push-button for increased staff productivity.
- Small sample size: The analyser requires only 30 µL of anticoagulated blood. And veterinary-specific IDEXX VetCollect® EDTA tubes require only 0.5–1.5 mL of blood to get the most accurate results for every patient.
- More species: Results are validated for nine species (canine, feline, equine, bovine, ferret, rabbit, gerbil, pig and mini pig) across 26 different parameters.* Simple, intuitive flagging highlights questionable results, like clumped platelets or abnormal white blood cell patterns, to indicate the need for further investigation. Other species capabilities are available.
- Closed-tube sampling: There’s no sample preparation and less risk of contamination.
- 30-second return: Sample tube is returned in 30 seconds and available for further testing.
Smarter technology for better haematology
The ProCyte Dx® analyser employs three cutting-edge technologies to provide the most comprehensive complete blood count (CBC) available in-house.
Laser flow cytometry delivers an advanced five-part white blood cell differential. The ProCyte Dx® Haematology Analyser uses laser flow cytometry to perform a full analysis of multiple characteristics on each white blood cell, for the most accurate interpretation of all five white blood cell types.
Optical fluorescence provides a highly sensitive and accurate reticulocyte count with the use of specific fluorescent stains. Feline platelets are analysed with this method to ensure superior separation when delineating platelets and red blood cells of similar size.
Laminar Flow Impedance™ performs the fastest and most precise count of red blood cells for quick and accurate analysis. With advanced Laminar Flow Impedance technology, cells are lined up one by one to ensure each cell is characterised individually.
The process involves staining sample cells, directing laser light of 633 nm at each cell and collecting multiple angles of light scatter. Wavelengths of 660 nm and greater—denoted here in blue—are captured for very precise measurements of the cell’s nucleic content. Only the ProCyte Dx analyser offers this superior capability for highly sensitive and accurate analysis.
With advanced Laminar Flow Impedance technology, cells are lined up one by one to ensure each cell is characterised individually.
Third-party study verifies exceptional correlation1
Recent studies comparing the ProCyte Dx analyser to the Advia® 120, the Cell-Dyn® 3700 and the Sysmex® XT-V showed unparalleled red blood cell count, haematocrit, reticulocyte count, platelet count and white blood cell count correlation.2 Results were shared at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) forums of 2010 and 2011.
The accuracy of the ProCyte Dx analyser is demonstrated in the correlation data:
ProCyte Dx® Analyser Specifications
|Parameters (24)||HCT, RBC, HGB, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, reticulocytes (absolute number and percentage), WBC, neutrophils (number and percentage), lymphocytes (number and percentage), monocytes (number and percentage), eosinophils (number and percentage), basophils (number and percentage) and platelets (number, MPV, PDW and PCT)|
|Species||Canine, Feline, Equine, Bovine, Ferret, Rabbit, Gerbil, Pig, Mini Pig*|
|Units||Conventional or SI units|
|Sample Size||30 µL whole blood with EDTA anticoagulant is used per evaluation. Purple-top tubes require different sample sizes (IDEXX recommends 13 mm x 75 mm IDEXX VetCollect® tubes).|
|Time to results||The ProCyte Dx analyser will return the sample in 30 seconds and results in approximately 2 minutes.|
|Reagents||System requires two reagent kits: one external and one onboard. The kits are changed at separate times.|
|Calibration||Performed at IDEXX. User has ability to calibrate on-site if necessary.|
|Quality Control||Liquid quality control available for independent analysis of analyser performance.|
|Sample Flow Cell||250-micron quartz cuvette using focused-flow hydrodynamics to create a single-cell stream|
|Operating Temperature||Instrument 15ºC–30ºC (59ºF–86ºF)|
|Dimensions||Width x depth x height = 32 x 41.3 x 40.3 cm|
|Net Weight||55 lb (25 kg)|
ProCyte Dx® Haematology Analyser Test Menu
The ProCyte Dx Haematology Analyser offers a full menu of haematology parameters and prints all your IDEXX VetLab® in-house analyser results in one comprehensive report. The report provides a complete picture of your patient's health status and facilitates face-to-face communication with clients.
Results are validated for nine species species (canine, feline, equine, bovine, ferret, rabbit, gerbil, pig and mini pig) across 26 different parameters. Simple, intuitive flagging highlights questionable results, like clumped platelets or abnormal white blood cell patterns, to indicate the need for further investigation. Other species capabilities are available.
|HCT (haematocrit)||With every report|
|RBC (red blood cell count)|
|HGB (haemoglobin)||With every report|
|RETIC , %RETIC (reticulocyte count, percentage of reticulocytes)||Reticulocytes are essential and the gold standard for characterising if an anaemia is regenerative or nonregenerative.|
|MCV (mean cell volume)||Serial measurement allows better monitoring of the progression/regression of a disease state.|
|RDW (red blood cell distribution width)|
|MCHC (mean cell haemoglobin concentration)||With every report|
|MCH (mean cell haemoglobin)||With every report|
|PLT (platelet count)||The ProCyte Dx analyser offers a much more accurate platelet count than impedance-only counters|
|MPV, PDW, PCT (mean platelet volume, platelet distribution width, platelet haematocrit)||Aid in the characterisation of a platelet abnormality (such as presence or absence of a bone marrow response to a peripheral demand for platelets)|
|WBC (white blood cell count)||With every report|
|Monocytes and Lymphocytes (% and #)|
|Neutrophils (% and #)||Important in identifying certain types of inflammatory disease and their severity, as well as following the progression or regression of inflammation|
|Band Neutrophils||Noted when bands are suspected to be present in a sample. The presence of bands is the single best indicator of inflammation|
|Eosinophils (% and #)|
|Basophils (% and #)||May be helpful in identifying systemic hypersensitivity, as well as acute allergic reactions|
|nRBCs (nucleated red blood cells)||Noted when nRBCs are suspected to be present in a sample. nRBCs indicate bone marrow damage or extreme increases in red blood cell production, both of which prompt the doctor to act quickly.|
|Fluid Analysis||The ability to run body-fluid analyses for real-time cell counts and assistance in fluid classification|
|TNCC (total nucleated cell count)||A count of all nucleated cells in a body fluid, including white blood cells, nucleated red blood cells and both benign and malignant somatic cells, such as mesothelial cells, epithelial cells, etc.|
|Granulocyte (# and %)||Nucleated cells including all three granulocyte populations: neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils|
|Agranulocyte (# and %)||Nucleated cells including all nucleated cells not included in the “granulocyte” category: lymphocytes, monocytes, macrophages, mesothelial cells, neoplastic cells, etc.|
|RBC (red blood cell count)||A count of all non-nucleated red blood cell forms|
Run a test in just three simple steps.
Haematology and chemistry results in just eight minutes.
The ProCyte Dx analyser’s two-minute run time complements the speed of the Catalyst Dx™ Chemistry Analyser. Now, in just eight minutes, you can run in-depth chemistry and haematology diagnostic panels.
Dot plots are a visual representation of the complete blood count (CBC); each dot represents a single cell. Dot plots are a critical element of the CBC, providing a snapshot of cellular morphology. Only the ProCyte Dx Haematology Analyser and the LaserCyte® Haematology Analyser provide these valuable tools.
Each of the components is an integral part of the IDEXX in-house laboratory for veterinary practices.
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