May 17, 2018—Beckman Coulter Diagnostics announced the launch of next-generation software to support new and existing DxH 500 hematology analyzers. The version 2 software gives small-volume clinical laboratories access to a proprietary dynamic-gating method for improved flagging and an updated quality control menu.
The dynamic-gating method improves results flagging by adjusting the thresholds between cell cluster arrangements. This multilayered system of adjustable gates enables the analyzer to better identify cell populations, particularly more challenging cell populations.
The flexible QC menu is designed to help laboratories more easily meet accreditation requirements. With the software, “laboratories can increase runs per file from 100 to 150, creating greater efficiency in the QC process and providing assurance of accurate system performance,” according to the press release from Beckman Coulter. The software also gives laboratories outside the U.S. access to research-use-only parameters. Other improvements include a more streamlined setup menu, enhanced user access features, and added backup and restore functions.