Norma Icon 5

Icon 5: A smart, 5-diff solution with cutting edge technology

The Icon 5 is a smart, 5-part differential hematology analyzer that sets new standards in terms of features, functions and style. This iconic laboratory device combines cutting edge technology with a fresh and elegant design. The Icon 5 uses laser based flow cytometry with forward-scattered light detection and volumetric impedance measuring method. It provides a 26-parameter complete blood cell count report that includes RBC and PLT histograms, as wells as a 5-part WBC scattergram.

What makes this device special and innovative is its microfluidics technology that enables reagent consumption to be reduced by approximately 75% compared to other analyzers on the market. Furthermore, the Icon 5 has one of the smallest dimensions (283 x 226 x 333 mm) within its class, which allows it to be used in Emergency Departments, ICUs, private clinics, blood banks, or perhaps even in mobile care units. The Norma Icon 5 is changing the hematology landscape: there is no other analyzer like the Icon.


Highlights and benefits

  • True optical 5-part diff results in 60 seconds, using volumetric impedance and laser based flow cytometry with forward-scattered light detection.

  • Icon 5 has a footprint of an A4 sheet of paper - probably the smallest dimensions of its class worldwide.

  • Norma Icon 5 is a hematology analyzer based on microfluidic components. This cutting edge technology enables reducing reagent consumption by approx. 75 % compared with analyzers built on the decades-old traditional technology.

  • Despite its ultra-compact size, Icon 5 has a throughput of 60 samples per hour.

  • Norma Icon 5 aspirates less than 30µL whole blood* but actually uses only 2x1µL -  the smallest sample volume ever processed by a hematology analyzer.

  • This space-saving device has a 10 inch high resolution touch screen user interface that can handle motion sensing gestures - an entirely new interaction experience with the unit.

  • NormaAccess is available for remote-support. A unique connectivity tool, that makes remote trouble shooting easier; you can access the Icon 5 even from your office.

  • Small reagent volumes help to keep down the wasteful, polluting usage of laboratory chemicals. By eliminating the need of transporting tons of reagents to long distances and using a “green” result printing concept, Norma Icon 5 helps saving a significant part of the running expenses, keeping cost per test low and protecting the environment.

Norma Icon 5 ... a point-of-care hematology analyzer

Its portable size and the handy reagent pack make Norma Icon 5 easy to use at the point-of-care. The high throughput, low running cost and small sample volume make it an outstanding analyzer for laboratory use also.

With Icon 5 you save space, time and costs.

Norma Icon 5 is ideal for cost sensitive, environment conscious users, who are open to embrace new solutions based on innovative technology and trendsetting design.


*see specifications
**BD Microtainer MAP is a registered trade mark of Beckton Dickinson and Company.

Technical data

Parameters WBC, LYM, MON, NEU, EOS, BAS, LYM%, MON%, NEU%, EOS% BAS%,
Technology Laser based flow cytometry with forward-scattered light detection and volumetric impedance method, microfluidics
Histogram RBC, PLT
Scattergram WBC 5-part
Sampling mode Closed vial mode
Sample volume

30 uL whole blood
2*1 uL whole blood
Throughput 60 tests per hour
(CV, max)
WBC: 3%, RBC: 2%, MCV: 2%, HGB: 2%, PLT: 5%
Reagents Cyanide free reagents
Reagents consumption Diluent, Lyse, Cleaning solution, less than 15 ml/test overall
QC management Levey-Jennings chart
Radar chart
Storage capacity 40,000 test results including histograms
User interface 10.1'' LCD with touch screen
Resolution: 800x1280 (portrait)
Connectivity 2 x USB ports, Ethernet, LIS (HL7)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 283 x 226 x 333 mm
Net weight 9.4 kg
Power 12 VDC, max. 5A
Languages English, Italian, German, French, Russian, Polish, Chinese (Simplified), Bulgarian, Hungarian, Spanish, Romanian

Norma Access

Norma Access is a unique remote tool device that enabes the service engineers to control the analyzers of the customers from their offices. 

Design your Icon - Have it your way

Are you having a hard time distinguishing between different companies' hematology systems? Do they all need to have a boring and cheap mass market design?

With Norma Icon we offer you an analyzer of inspiring design AND a custom solution to meet your individual requirements. You select the design element – a specific color or image - and we will transform this into a customized instrument cover that reflects your taste. Thus, you can put a personal stamp on your Norma Icon hematology analyzer. It will be your favourite in the lab!

The variety of options is virtually unlimited.

Here are a few examples of colors and design elements with which you can customise your Icon.

Technical Data

  • 19mm key pitch
  • Overall keyboard size: 100mm height, 240mm width
  • Recognition rate: 350 characters per minute
  • Light source: red laser diode (IEC Class 1 Laser)

Norma POS Thermal Printer

The Seiko RP-E printers compatible with Norma Icon print test result in just 1 second. With this industry-leading performance you can save precious time. Our printers are not just quick but absolutely silent and cut the printout to the length you need, automatically. The 80 mm paper width is convenient for the detailed display of distribution and scatter diagrams. The printout header can be customized in the Icon.

Product highlights

  • Industry-leading printing performance, up to 350 mm (1.15 feet) per second
  • Smallest footprint available to free up space
  • Standard and front-access control options for more flexibility
  • Minimum service life 150 km (93 miles) of printing and 2 million cuts
  • LED indicator for improved usability

Technical Data

  • Printing method: Direct thermal
  • Resolution: 203 dpi
  • Paper width: 80 mm
  • Print speed: 350 mm/sec