A recently published study from Uppsala University in Sweden examined the viability, usability, and clinical validity of using the HemoScreen™ point of care (POC) complete blood count (CBC) analyzer in the operating room. HemoScreen is a portable and maintenance free POC hematology analyzer providing results in only 5 minutes from just one drop of blood. HemoScreen measures 20 standard CBC parameters, including the 5-part leukocyte differential.
The study examined 145 blood samples from 91 patients undergoing major surgery. HemoScreen was found to be a feasible and rapid option for point of care testing in the operating room, providing acceptable accuracy compared with the well-established central lab analyzer Sysmex XN 9000. HemoScreen showed imprecision with a CV below 5%. User experience was assessed through a questionnaire where HemoScreen was found to be easier to use with shorter turnaround times over standard laboratory testing.
Aidian distributes HemoScreen in the Nordics and Baltic countries (excluding Sweden and Lithuania) as well as in Iceland.
For more information about HemoScreen visit HemoScreen product site.
- Jonsson H, Larsson A, Semenas E, Söderberg E, Lipcsey M. Point of Care Analysis of Hematology in the Operating Theater - a Prospective Observational Study of Accuracy and Feasibility. Clin Lab. 2023 Feb 1;69(2). doi: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2022.220321. PMID: 36787547.