While slide review rates can vary greatly between labs, studies show that on average, more than 20% of hematology samples trigger a manual scan or count.1,2 Reviews are critical to the release of accurate results, but high frequencies can potentially affect the laboratory in terms of both labor and cost efficiency,
leading to lower productivity (billed tests per full-time equivalent).3
Siemens Healthineers-equipped laboratories have a lower slide review rate than their peers, despite the fact that they perform more complete blood count tests on average.*
Keele University Independent Benchmarking Study, 2017
Kim, et al. Comparison study of the rates of manual peripheral blood smear review from 3 automated hematology analyzers, Unicel DxH 800, ADVIA 2120i, and XE 2100, using international consensus group guidelines. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012 Nov;136.
Novis D, Walsh M, Wilkinson D, St. Louis M, Ben-Ezra J. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006;130(5):596-601.
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*The results are based on the specific settings of these labs. Because there is no typical hospital or laboratory, and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, samples mix, case mix, level of IT and/or automation adoption), there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results. Results in other cases may vary.