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 27-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 photometric 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.

Highlights and Best Features

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

  • Open vial sampling

  • 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 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

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 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, Italian, French, Russian, Hungarian, Spanish, Romanian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Bosnian
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 Norma-iDil5 OP, Norma-iLyse5 OP, Norma-iClean5 OP