IDEXX VetAutoreadâ„¢ Hematology Analyzer

Comprehensive answers in minutes

 

The IDEXX VetAutoread™ Hematology Analyzer* offers thorough screening, presurgical testing and general health checkups in-house.

The IDEXX VetAutoread analyzer connects to the IDEXX VetLab® Station, a laboratory information management system that collects all results into an electronic medical record and prints them on an integrated report for easy interpretation.

IDEXX VetAutoread Hematology Analyzer

Available parameters

 

ParameterDescription
Hematocrit (Hct)Calculated as the percentage of packed red cell volume to the total blood sample volume. Reported as Hct %.
Hemoglobin (Hgb)The calculation is derived from a measurement of the depth that the float descends into the packed red cells (a function of red cell density) and the hematocrit. The analyzer makes corrections for buffy coat volume. Reported as Hgb (g/dL).
MCHCMean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (hemoglobin/hematocrit) x 100.
WBCThis parameter combines the total granulocyte and lymphocyte/monocyte measurements. Reported as WBC x 109/L. The analyzer will also report "106 x mL" and "103 x µL."
Total Granulocyte Count (GRANS)This buffy coat segment consists of granulocytes (neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils). The length of this band is converted into a total granulocyte count. Reported as GRANS x 109/L.
Percentage GranulocytesGranulocytes expressed as a percentage of the total white cell count and displayed as % GRANS.
Eosinophils (EOS)
Neutrophils (NEUT)
Only available for canine and bovine samples; high levels of eosinophils (> ∼ .5 x 109/L) can be recognized and quantified by the analyzer. In these cases, the eosinophil count and neutrophil count (by subtraction) are printed after the % GRANS. (Any basophils present are included in the neutrophil count.)
Total Lymphocyte/Monocyte Count (L/M)Stained lymphocytes and monocytes comprise one segment of the buffy coat. The length of this band is converted into a total lymphocyte/monocyte count. Reported as L/M x 109/L.
Percentage Lymphs/MonosLymphocytes and monocytes can also be expressed as a % of the total white cell count. Displayed as % L/M.
Platelet Count (PLT)Stained platelets comprise the lowest density layer of the buffy coat. The length of this band is converted into a numerical platelet count value. Reported as PLT x 109/L.
% ReticulocytesThis parameter is only available for canine and feline samples; expressed as a percentage of the (RETICS) hematocrit, within the range of 0.2% ≤ x ≤4.0%.
Fibrinogen (Fib)Total plasma fibrinogen is reported as mg/dL.

Run a fresh sample immediately—before your patient's condition worsens

 

Running a sample on the IDEXX VetAutoread™ analyzer*

  1. Prepare the sample.
  2. Spin the sample in the IDEXX VetCentrifuge™ for five minutes.
  3. Select the applicable species on the analyzer, insert the tube into the analyzer’s loading carriage and close the door.

 

That’s it! In one minute the analyzer provides a species-specific result.

 

The IDEXX Fibrinogen Precipitator

The IDEXX Fibrinogen Precipitator is specifically designed for use with the IDEXX VetAutoread™ Hematology Analyzer. Its electronically controlled temperature range provides maximum consistency of plasma fibrinogen in the IDEXX VetTubes™.

 

How to precipitate plasma fibrinogen:

  1. Place a previously spun IDEXX VetTube in one of the four holes located in the face of the IDEXX Fibrinogen Precipitator.
  2. Approximately five minutes after placing the tube in the precipitator, remove the tube and spin it in the IDEXX VetCentrifuge.

    Note: The IDEXX VetCentrifuge is specifically designed for use with the IDEXX VetAutoread Hematology Analyzer. Its electronically controlled rotor speed and timing provide maximum consistency in the formation of packed cell layers in the spun IDEXX VetTubes.

  3. Select the applicable species on the analyzer, insert the tube into the loading carriage and close the door.

 

Results are ready in just one minute.

 

The IDEXX VetCentrifuge is specifically designed for use with the IDEXX VetAutoread Hematology Analyzer. Its electronically controlled rotor speed and timing provide maximum consistency in the formation of packed cell layers in the spun IDEXX VetTubes.
 
*VetAutoread is a trademark of QBC Diagnostics, Inc.
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