Sysmex UF-1000i, a urine flow cytometer
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Deventer Hospital, Deventer, The Netherlands.
Automation and standardization of sediment analysis of urine samples by flow cytometry might serve as an alternative to labor-intensive laboratory methods, such as microscopic examination and culture. The Sysmex UF-1000i is a urine flow cytometer that uses two separate channels for counting blood cells and bacteria. The Sysmex UF-1000i offers the possibility for screening high numbers of urine samples in a fast and standardized way, resulting in a reduction in workload and speeding the diagnostic process. It is not recommended for use in complicated patient populations, such as neutropenic patients and patients in whom yeast infection is suspected.
Written by: van der Zwet WC, Hessels J, Canbolat F, Deckers MM.
Reference: Clin Chem Lab Med. 2010 Aug 21. Epub ahead of print.