The Basics of Hematology
This section aims to help the reader understand hematology and introduces testing methods.
- 1 The Objectives of Hematology The objectives of hematology are closely linked with our health.
- 2 The Flow of Hematology Here we describe the flow of hematology, from blood sampling through to the delivery of test results.
- 3 What Hematology Tells Us Hematology tells us about numerous illness and disease states.
- 4 Hematology Instruments and Reagents Here we introduce the instruments and reagents needed for hematology.
- 5 The Future of Testing This section introduces “personalized medicine,” which Sysmex is aiming for.
Hematology is used during health checks and at hospitals. But what are hematology’s objectives?
- Hematology is used for the early-stage detection of illness, including anemia, leukemia and other organ disorders.
- Determining the elements present in the blood and their quantity provides useful information that allows for the diagnosis of diseases and the determination of their treatment plans.
- Hematology is useful in performing follow-up assessments on diseases under treatment and the confirmation of treatment results.
Hematology requires instruments and reagents.
Sysmex provides customers with instruments and reagents needed to perform a variety of tests on the blood.
- Aiming toward the Selection of Treatment Methods Optimized for Individual Patients
Disease states differ by person, so it is understood that the same treatment method may not be appropriate even for people with the same disease. In recent years, progress in genetic analysis technology has made it possible to determine optimal treatment methods for individual patients. Selecting the optimal treatment methods can help reduce the physical burden on patients, as well as curtail medical expenses.
- Initiatives with a View to Personalized Medicine
To provide treatments that are optimized for individuals, Sysmex is working in a variety of domains, including cancer and chronic diseases, on research and technological developments toward the creation of highly valuable testing and diagnostic technologies. We are working to establish testing method that will enable liquid biopsies, which would allow testing for cancer and other diseases using blood and body fluids.
The Objectives of Hematology
The Flow of Hematology
What Hematology Tells Us
Hematology Instruments and Reagents
The Future of Testing