For labs that want to improve results, consistency and turnaround time, there’s the GloCyte CSF Cell Counter – an Advanced Solution to meet this need.
Automating analysis of all CSF specimens
Busy labs often look to automation to ensure timely sample processing, but analyzing CSF samples – especially those at clinically relevant low cell counts – can be time-consuming and challenging.
Our CSF cell counter automates handling of all CSF samples, detecting down to 1 cell/µL and delivering total nucleated cell (TNC) and red blood cell (RBC) results in less than 5-minutes using only 30 µL per test.
Simplicity you can count on
GloCyte is easy to operate with everything you need on one screen. The software offers search functionality, calculations and results, guidance on steps, and more.
The data management functionality interfaces with LIS and also provides comprehensive patient reports. GloCyte provides timely and accurate results, saving your tech time without sacrificing outcomes and also reducing errors.
Count on GloCyte for accurate & precise low TNC and RBC results
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cell counts are traditionally performed by manual microscopy using a hemocytometer. This procedure is time and labor-intensive, and requires experienced laboratory staff. Automated cell counters have been successful at alleviating some of these issues but many are not accurate at analyzing clear and colorless specimens with clinically relevant low levels of total nucleated cells (TNCs) and red blood cells (RBCs) because the instruments produce background counts that are higher than normal cell counts. Since most of the CSF specimens that enter the clinical laboratory have low cells counts in the normal range, laboratory staff must revert frequently to the manual method to obtain results for both RBC and TNC.1,2
The GloCyte gives clinical laboratories the ability to automate cell counting for clear and colorless specimens.
Easy to operate and user friendly. Quick and accurate results. System prompts to enter pertinent specimen information such as color, clarity, tube #, etc. Once trained, the steps are easy to remember.
Boston Children’s Hospital Core Laboratory
Popular Educational Resources
Learn more about the basic principles of CSF counting and the benefits of utilizing automated systems for accurate and precise total nucleated cell (TNC) and red blood cell (RBC) results.
A Shift from Manual to Automatic: CSF Cell Counts with the GloCyte Automated Cell Counter System
GloCyte Low & High Level Controls
The GloCyte Low and High Level Controls are assayed hematology controls designed to monitor the performance of the GloCyte Automated Cell Counter for CSF. The GloCyte Controls contain fixed leukocytes and erythrocytes in a CSF-like matrix
GloCyte TNC & RBC Reagents
The GloCyte System uses highly specific reagents to provide accurate results at clinically relevant low cell counts and is linear down to 0 cells/µL
GloCyte Verification & Linearity Kit
The GloCyte Verification & Linearity Kit is a multi-level hematology control designed to measure and verify the performance of the GloCyte Automated Cell Counter for CSF. These materials are manufacturer-recommended for validation and ongoing linearity testing of the GloCyte in your laboratory
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