The complete blood count (CBC) is a very useful screening test, which experts recommend should be done annually. It allows physicians to diagnose numerous conditions such as problems with clotting, iron or other vitamin and mineral deficiencies, heart disease, allergies, autoimmune disorders, bone marrow issues, cancer, infection or inflammation, and reaction to medication. All or parts of the CBC are often a part of a patient’s preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative assessments.
Blood cell analysis involves using hematololgy diluents to dilute the whole-blood sample. The diluent allows portions of the diluted blood sample to be analyzed for red blood cells and platelets. Diluents can help determine hemoglobin, white blood cell count, and more.
According to WHO good practices for pharmaceutical microbiology laboratories, the performance of culture media and diluents should be checked quantitatively for
- recovery or survival maintenance of target organisms
- inhibition or suppression of non-target mechanisms
- biochemical and other properties
Manufacturers such as Clinical Diagnostic Solutions, Inc. (CDS) are dedicated to supplying quality clinical consumables for all major brands of hematology analyzer systems. CDS Hematology Diluents are available for use on Coulter S Series, S Plus Series, STKR, MAXM, STKS, GenS, Hmx, Mindray BC-2800, BC-3000, BC-3200, Abbott Cell Dyn 1400, 1600, 1700, as well as Cell-Dyn 1800 instruments developed by CDS, which are a direct substitute for Abbott’s Cell-Dyn reagents.
Ensuring quality, accuracy and reliability, the CDS NextGeneration™ reagents, diluents and controls deliver added value for clinical testing.