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New Laboratory Analyzer Improves Diagnostic Service

January 17, 2017

Copley Hospital’s laboratory has updated its equipment to include a new Sysmex XN1000 analyzer. The Sysmex enables Copley to continue to provide a variety of diagnostic Hematology testing and is compatible with the hospital’s electronic health record. It also enables Copley to now provide Reticulocyte counts in-house. This test determines if immature red blood cells (reticulocyte) are present in the blood stream, which indicates a patient’s bone marrow is working appropriately to generate more blood cells. The new equipment also enables Copley to do all body fluid counts by machine. Previously, medical laboratory technologists would examine body fluid under a microscopic to count cells that might indicate infection, cancer or other diseases. The new Sysmex is a replacement as Copley’s former analyzer reached the end of its technical life.
Copley’s laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathology and offers a variety of services that include blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology and pathology.

Every day, physicians and other clinical practitioners depend on Copley’s technicians to perform tests, interpret results, and help provide a complete picture of a patient’s health. Last year Copley’s lab performed nearly 330,000 tests.

Copley’s lab is open for walk-in tests Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 7:30pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to noon.