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 27-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, Icon-5 has one of the smallest dimensions (280 x 216 x 336 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. Norma Icon-5 is changing the hematology landscape: there is no other analyzer like the Icon.


Highlights and Best Features

  • 5-part differential hematology analyzer that provides 27-parameter complete blood cell count report

  • Closed sampling mode

  • Possible to measure from capillary samples

  • 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 photometric 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 400 tests

  • Smallest sample volume processing - 2* 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%, NLR,
Measurement Technology Laser based forward-scattered light detection for WBC
Volumetric impedance method for RBC
Photometric method for HGB
Scattergram WBC 5-part
Histograms RBC, PLT
Sampling mode Closed tube sampling
Sample volume

38 uL whole blood
2* 1.4 uL whole blood
Throughput 60 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, Italian, French, Russian, Hungarian, Spanish, Romanian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Bosnian
Connectivity 2 x USB ports, Ethernet, LIS (HL7)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 280 x 216 x 336 mm
Net weight 9.4 kg
Power External power supply, 12 VDC, 5A (100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz)
Power Consumption Maximum 60W
Reagents Norma-iDil5, Norma-iLyse5, Norma-iClean5