Icon-5 OP: a smart, 5-part diff solution with open tube sampling
The Icon-5 OP is Norma's newest addition to its hematology product portfolio; a smart, laser-based 5-part differential hematology analyzer with open tube sampling option that inherited its predecessors elegant and award winning design. The Icon-5 OP provides a 26-parameter complete blood cell count report that includes a 5-part diff WBC scattergram, as well as RBC and PLT histograms, using the following measurement technologies: laser based forward-scattered light method for the differentiation of white blood cells (WBC), volumetric impedance method for detection of red blood cells (RBC) and photometrical method for the measurement of hemoglobin (HGB) levels.
The Icon-5 OP was primarily developed to be used in Point-of-Care (PoC) enviroments, such as in Intensive Care Units, Emergency Departments, GP Offices, Blood Banks or even in Mobile Care Units, becuase it has not only a compact size, low reagent consumption and small sampling volume processing, but it also doesn't require any weekly maintance action from the user. The analyzer's open tube sampling also allows the user to get results from capillary samples as well, which makes it possibly a good fit to any pediatric clinic or deparment.