Omaha, NE (Vocus) October 26, 2010
Cell-Chex™, Streck’s spinal and body fluid control, now includes urate crystals along with distinct white blood cell and red blood cell pupulations for manual cell counts. Cell-Chex is the only body fluid control on the market to include urate crystals.
When stained in the same manner as a patient sample, the white blood cells can be differentiated. The two-level control is assayed for manual cell counts, the five-part white blood cell differential, as well as the two-part polymorphonuclear and mononuclear differential.
Urate crystals are only present in level one and are easily identified and do not interfere with either cell-counting technique.
Cell-Chex offers a six-month closed-vial stability and 30-day open-vial stability when stored at 2°-10°C.
Streck also offers Cell-Chex™ Auto, a three-level spinal and body fluid control for evaluating the accuracy and precision of hematology instruments that measure blood cell counts in patient body fluid samples. Cell-Chex Auto verifies that the instruments’ reported values for total RBCs and WBCs are accurate at even lower levels than the daily CBC controls. Cell-Chex and Cell-Chex Auto together ensure the laboratory is meeting both internal lab standards and regulatory agency compliance regarding body fluid analysis quality control.
About Streck, Inc.
Streck is a leading independent developer and manufacturer of controls for the clinical laboratory. Over the past 30 years, Streck has developed a reputation for excellence that includes consistent, high-quality controls and responsive customer service and technical service teams. For more information, call 800-843-0912 or consult Streck online at http://www.streck.com .
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