Evaluation of the Coulter Counter S-Plus VI

G. Banfi, M. Pontillo, P. Notti, P. Bonini

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This article reports an evaluation of the Coulter Counter model S-Plus VI automatic analyser for haematology, and data are presented on linearity, carry-over, precision, accuracy and stability of the instrument, when compared with a model S-Plus IV/D. The three-part differential count provided by Coulter S-Plus VI has been compared with manual eye counting. The results show a good agreement with only 2.5% of discrepancies in 2271 routine samples. Advantages of the new instrument include: reduction of running costs, largely due to manpower saving; simple and easy use, and improved operator safety, there being no need for human contact with blood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Automatic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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Banfi, G., Pontillo, M., Notti, P., & Bonini, P. (1988). Evaluation of the Coulter Counter S-Plus VI. Journal of Automatic Chemistry, 10(1), 31-36.