IDEXX Laboratories Introduces the New IDEXX LaserCyte Dx Hematology Analyzer [Trade]

WESTBROOK, Maine, January 04, 2013—IDEXX Laboratories announces the launch of the LaserCyte Dx Hematology Analyzer, the next generation of its LaserCyte Hematology Analyzer. The new analyzer combines the advanced capabilities of the original LaserCyte analyzer with several of the new features of IDEXX’s premier hematology instrument, the ProCyte Dx Hematology Analyzer. The LaserCyte Dx analyzer can run abdominal and thoracic fluid analyses and has an expanded validated species menu, just as the ProCyte Dx analyzer does. In addition, like both the LaserCyte and the ProCyte Dx analyzers, the LaserCyte Dx analyzer incorporates laser flow cytometry, the advanced technology used in a typical reference laboratory setting. The LaserCyte Dx analyzer is one of several recent advances in the IDEXX hematology portfolio that make it easier for veterinarians to provide high-quality medicine.

“The LaserCyte Dx analyzer delivers fast and complete hematology results in real time, improving patient care, client service and practice income,” says Jon Ayers, President and CEO, IDEXX Laboratories. “With the ProCyte Dx and LaserCyte Dx analyzers we are providing veterinarians a wider range of advanced hematology analyzer options, enabling them to achieve an even higher standard of care.”

The LaserCyte Dx analyzer uses single-dose reagents, meeting customers’ needs for low-price-per-test reagents. It also eliminates daily maintenance and provides the ease of a load-and-go operation. The system delivers 24 parameters in less than 10 minutes, including an advanced five-part white blood cell differential and an absolute reticulocyte count. Other innovative features include Adaptive Calibration Technology and enhanced, real-time support through the Internet with IDEXX SmartService Solutions.

The LaserCyte Dx analyzer connects with the IDEXX VetLab Station and supports VetConnect PLUS, IDEXX’s web-based diagnostics results analysis system. With VetConnect PLUS, veterinarians can easily and instantly access, compare, trend and share historical patient results from IDEXX diagnostics, whether run in-house or at the reference laboratory. This capability makes LaserCyte Dx results available anytime, anywhere—including on mobile devices.

The LaserCyte Dx expands the IDEXX hematology portfolio, which includes the ProCyte Dx analyzer—the only in-house analyzer that provides important diagnostic information on band neutrophils (and other immature as well as toxic neutrophils), and nucleated red blood cells. The entire suite of IDEXX hematology analyzers can also run other body fluids and an assortment of additional species (e.g., the LaserCyte Dx analyzer can run ferret, pig and mini pig). In addition, IDEXX Reference Laboratories now routinely reports absolute reticulocyte counts as part of all canine and feline complete blood counts, providing an important measurement of bone marrow response to certain medical conditions.

All IDEXX in-house analyzers are backed by world-class IDEXX customer support. IDEXX’s commitment to ongoing innovation simplifies screening, evaluating, rechecking and monitoring of patients. With broad test menus, ease of use and fast turnaround, IDEXX analyzers help increase client service, staff efficiency and practice income. To learn more, call 1-800-548-6733, extension 68354, or visit idexx.com/vetlab.

About IDEXX In-house Analyzers
IDEXX analyzers help veterinarians provide Real-Time Care: timely answers that allow face-to-face conversations with clients that increase their understanding and improve treatment plan compliance. The IDEXX analyzers’ in-house diagnostic capabilities include clinical chemistry; electrolytes; hematology with an advanced five-part differential, reticulocyte count and band neutrophil and nucleated red blood cell parameters; endocrinology; blood gas; coagulation; urinalysis; and infectious diseases. The IDEXX VetLab Station, an in-house laboratory information management system, integrates results from all the analyzers and SNAP point-of-care tests into a single comprehensive and easy-to-use patient report that facilitates client communication. VetConnect PLUS brings all IDEXX diagnostic results together—in-house, reference laboratory or both—for faster, more confident diagnoses and results. In addition, IDEXX in-house instruments are supported by IDEXX SmartService Solutions, which delivers proactive service over the Internet.

About IDEXX Laboratories
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing livestock and poultry diagnostic tests and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 5,000 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.


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IDEXX Laboratories
Casey Etter
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1-207-556-8354
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