Sysmex Journal International

2007Vol.17 No.2


The Basic Performance of Bacteria Counting for Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection Using the Fully Automated Urine Particle Analyzer UF-1000i


Hiroshi OKADA*1, Shigeo HORIE*1, Junya INOUE*2 and Yasuyuki KAWASHIMA*2

*1 Department of Urology, Teikyo University School of Medicine
*2 Diagnostic Reagent Development Div., Sysmex Corporation


Improvements in the quality and the rapidity of laboratory testing are getting more and more significant in accordance with laboratory automation in urinalysis. In 2005, the
" Guidelines for clinical laboratory tests " were published by the Japanese Society of Laboratory Medicine.

The new instrument UF-1000i  does not only provide automation of standard testing, but also assists with diagnosis in accordance with the above guidelines. We have evaluated the basic performance of bacteria counting and/or white blood cell counting especially for diagnosis of urinary tract infection ( UTI ). We conclude that the UF-1000i  was useful for clinical diagnosis of UTI.


UF-1000i , Flow Cytometry ( FCM ), Pyuria, Bacteriuria, Urinary Tract Infection ( UTI )


This article is translated and republished from Sysmex Journal Web Vol. 8 No. 2, 2007.