XE-5000 is an automated hematology analyzer utilized by clinical laboratories worldwide to perform CBC and differential leukocyte counts on EDTA-anticoagulated blood specimens. The overall reliability of the results generated by this analyzer has been assessed and found acceptable for clinical use. The CBC results generated on some of the blood specimens are, however, flagged by the analyzer for verification of the result of the flagged parameter by other means. One such parameter of clinical significance is the automated platelet count, which is often unreliable if the blood specimen contains platelet clumps.
Recommended CitationHawkins, DO, Jennifer M.; Gulati, Ph.D, Gene; Uppal, MD, Guldeep; and Gong, MD, Jerald Z., "An Assessment of the Reliability of Platelet-Associated Flags Generated by the Sysmex XE-5000 Automated Hematology Analyzer in Detecting Platelet Clumps" (2015). Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology Faculty Papers. Paper 163.