Sysmex Journal International
2007Vol.17 No.1Introduction of Products
Overview of the Automated Blood Coagulation Analyzer CS-2000i
Nobuo ARAI＊１ and Naohiko MATSUO＊２
*1 Scientific Research Deveropment, Sysmex Corporation
*2 Technology Development Division, Sysmex Corporation
Every year, the rate of occurrence of thrombotic events is showing an upward trend throughout the entire world. Therefore, not only the number of global coagulation tests such as PT, aPTT and TT is increasing but also the number of screening tests for thrombosis, such as D-Dimer, Protein C and Protein S, show an increase. In response to this, coagulation analyzers equipped with multiple measurement principles such as Clotting, Chromogenic and Immunoturbidmetric are becoming mainstream in the market.
Recently, we have developed an Automated Blood Coagulation Analyzer, the CS-2000i / 2100i ( CS-2100i : Cap piercing model ), as a next-generation successor to the CA series of instruments. The system is a fully automated analyzer, for in vitro diagnostic use, that can quickly analyze a large number of samples with a high degree of accuracy. It incorporates the latest technologies and has achieved improvements in usability.
In this article, we will give an outline of the instrument and explain its new functions as well as provide some basic data.