Norma Icon-5 OP

Icon-5 OP: a smart, 5-part diff solution with open vial 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 vial 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) environments, such as in Intensive Care Units, Emergency Departments, GP Offices, Blood Banks or even in Mobile Care Units, because it has not only a compact size, low reagent consumption and small sampling volume processing, but it also doesn't require any weekly maintenance action from the user. The analyzer's open vial 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 department.

Highlights and Best Features

  • 5-part differential hematology analyzer that provides 26-parameter complete blood cell count report

  • Open vial sampling

  • Possibility to measure from capillary samples - special capillary tube is required

  • 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 (HGBlevels

  • Compact size - the smallest hematology analyzer ever manufactured

  • Extremely low reagent consumption - 75% less compared to other analyzers on the market

  • Reagent packs are available for 100 and 250 tests

  • Smallest sample volume processing - 2 x 1.4µL processed whole blood

  • 10.1” LCD touch screen – easy to use, straightforward navigation

  • Minimal user maintenance actions needed

  • Remote Access – a convenient online diagnostic tool

Technical Specifications

Parameters WBC, LYM, MON, NEU, EOS, BAS, LYM%, MON%, NEU%, EOS% BAS%,
Measurement Technology Laser based forward-scattered light detection for WBC
Volumetric impedance method for RBC
Photometrical method for HGB
Scattergram WBC 5-part
Histograms RBC, PLT
Sampling mode Open vial sampling
Sample volume

38 uL whole blood
2* 1.4 uL whole blood
Throughput 57 tests per hour
(CV, max)
WBC: 3%, RBC: 2%, MCV: 1%, HGB: 2%, PLT: 5%
Storage capacity 40,000 (max.) test results including scattergrams, histograms and patient data
User interface 10.1'' LCD with capacitive touch screen
Resolution: 800x1280 (portrait)
Languages English, French, Italian, Russian, Hungarian, Spanish, Romanian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Ukrainian
Connectivity 2 x USB ports, Ethernet, LIS (HL7 and ASTM)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 280 x 216 x 336 mm
Net weight 8.5 kg
Power External power supply, 12 VDC, 5A (100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz)
Power Consumption Maximum 60W
Reagents Diluent, Lyse, Cleaner

Remote Access

Remote Access is a unique remote diagnostic tool that enables the service engineers to control the analyzer of the customer 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?

Norma can 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 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.

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