Product News: Siemens Launches New High-Volume Coagulation Analyzer Enabling Labs to Achieve First-Run Accuracy

01 Feb 2013

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics launches the Sysmex® CS-5100 System, a random access high-volume coagulation analyzer, in multiple markets across the world, including Europe, Africa, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. This latest addition to the Siemens Sysmex CS portfolio is equipped with simultaneous, multi-wavelength Preanalytical Sample Integrity (PSI) technology, enabling high-volume laboratories to achieve first-run accuracy by identifying and managing unsuitable test specimens prior to analysis.

Preanalytical errors and unsuitable samples account for up to 70 percent of mistakes in the lab. For example, under-filling sample tubes may cause significant sample dilution and provide falsely prolonged clotting times. Also, hemolytic specimens are the leading cause of preanalytical variability and have been shown to negatively affect medical care. Leveraging PSI technology, the Sysmex CS-5100 system automates and standardizes sample management, detecting unsuitable samples prior to analysis. This technology enhances results reliability while improving efficiency by minimizing the need for manual sample inspections.

“With steadily increasing patient test volumes coupled with growing demand to produce results quickly, hemostasis laboratories require a solution that allows them to effectively balance higher throughput without compromising accuracy,” said Stefan Wolf, CEO, Hemostasis, Hematology and Specialty Business Unit, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. “We are pleased to provide our customers with a high-volume system that helps them address these challenges.”

The Sysmex CS-5100 system also features third-generation cap-piercing technology, which contributes to reduced sample processing time and maintains the analyzer’s high throughput capability. Greater efficiency is also gained via a wide optical spectrum, which allows clotting, chromogenic, immunologic and agglutination testing capabilities on a single platform. Additionally, with onboard capacity of up to 3,000 tests and up to 40 reagents, the Sysmex CS-5100 system delivers extended walkway time to streamline workflow.

Further, in an effort to ensure results consistency and simplify the hemostasis testing process in multi-site labs, Sysmex CS-5100 system test results correlate with all other Siemens Sysmex CS and CA hemostasis systems. Plus, the CS-5100 system also uses the same reagents, controls, calibrators and consumables.