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Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Mercy Lab Offers Faster On-demand Diabetes Testing, Cellular Studies - September 26, 2017

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 7/1/13 - Mercy Lab Offers Faster On-demand Diabetes Testing, Cellular Studies

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Diabetes Week Mercy Medical Center recently implemented advanced clinical laboratory diagnostics technology for conducting on-demand, Hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) diabetes testing, as well as analysis of important red blood cell, white blood cell and platelet counts. The new system enables the hospital to provide faster, more accurate lab results for physicians and their patients, which can improve treatment decisions (see also Mercy Medical Center).

As North America's first installation of its kind, the Sysmex Lavender Top Management( )system, designed and manufactured by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) and Sysmex America, builds on Mercy's Sysmex XN-9000?system and further optimizes lab workflow, staffing and space.

Mary Ann Burich-Boccia, administrative director of Mercy Laboratory Services, believes upgrading and standardizing the lab with the XN-9000 Lavender Top Management configuration means the hospital can continue to stay ahead of testing complexities and provide quality HbA(1c) testing and results on a 24/7 basis.

"This powerful new platform will greatly benefit patients in our community, many of whom suffer from diabetes, and it will contribute to positive patient outcomes," she says. "Our previous platform was the original Lavender Top Management, and we were able to achieve all our expected productivity gains. The XN-9000 allows us to continue to improve even further."

New System Incorporates Latest in Automation Technology

The XN-9000, a scalable, configurable automation system, integrates multiple XN modules, including the Sysmex RU-20? concentrated reagent dilution unit; sample sorting and archiving provided by the PVT LabSystems TS-500; WAM? decision support software; and Bio-Rad's VARIANT? II TURBO Link for on-demand HbA(1c) testing.

Keywords for this news article include: Diabetes, Hospital, Technology, Mercy Medical Center.

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