Fully Automated and Remotely Controlled Analyzer for Peripheral Smear
The invention relates to a fully automated and remotely controlled analyzer for peripheral smear that allows the remote and real-time control with more than one preparation and the access of desired number of users as well as the automatic adjustment of the focal length. Peripheral smear is a technique for analyzing the different elements of blood such as leucocyte (white blood cell), erythrocyte (red blood cell), thrombocyte (blood platelet) by staining the blood samples taken from the patients with special stains (giemsa etc.) in the clinical laboratories. Briefly, it is an hematologic test. As it is an gold standard technique which is most widely preferred by the hematologists, it is used quite often (according to number of patients). It is possible to perform peripheral smear not only from complete blood smear but also from the bone marrow aspirates. It is a reliable laboratory method presenting useful information on the percentage of leucocytes (such as neutrophil, basophil, lymphocyte, eosinophil) in blood and the quantity and forms of blood cells such as thrombocyte and erythrocyte as well as the diagnosis of blood diseases. It is used for identifying the morphological disorders occurred in various blood diseases (leukemia, lymphoma and anemia etc). Besides diagnosis, it provides reliable information on following the patient's respond to treatment and identifying the recurrence in leukemia cases. Peripheral smear analyzer is a device that can be used nearly all hospitals whether there is a hematologist or not. Thanks to its configuration that allows remote control, it is possible to examine patients in situ. In this context, this device may be needed in community health centers. It is a typical device that may be used in the affiliated laboratories of the community health centers. Similarly, it may be used for diagnosis/control purposes by each authorized hematologist via remote access.
- Peripheral smear
- Blood analyzing
- System control