Sysmex Journal International
2013Vol.23 No.1Introduction of Products
Overview of the Automated Coagulation Analyzer CS-5100
Scientific Affairs, Sysmex Corporation
Sysmex Corporation has been working to develop blood coagulation analyzers for the past 30 years. During this period, the company brought out several analyzers to meet the different needs of customers, as the CA series analyzers, more than 20,000 of which are presently in use the world over. In 2006 Sysmex launched the fully automated blood coagulation analyzers CS-2000i / 2100i ( hereinafter CS-2000i / 2100i ) as successors to the CA series. These analyzers were equipped with new functions, such as an expanded list of analysis parameters and pre-analysis sample quality checking, which were enabled by the adoption of multi-wavelength detection system.
In recent years, the demand for shorter turnaround times (TAT) and the ability to carry out thrombosis-related tests has been increasing. The fully automated coagulation analyzer CS-5100 ( hereinafter CS-5100 ) was developed to meet these demands. CS-5100 has a common platform with CS-2000i / 2100i , and is capable of high throughput up to 400 tests per hour. It has both cap piercing and small volume sampling capabilities, and improved user friendliness.