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Detection of important abnormalities of the differential count using the Coulter STKR blood counter.
  1. D F Barnard,
  2. S A Barnard,
  3. A B Carter,
  4. S J Machin,
  5. K G Patterson,
  6. A Yardumian
  1. Department of Haematology, Middlesex Hospital, London.


    An assessment of the three part differential provided by the Coulter STKR blood counter showed good correlation when compared with an 800 cell manual differential. Satisfactory flagging of eosinophilia, basophilia, and the presence of immature cells was found. The use of variables derived from the STKR in conjunction with interpretive reporting and user-defined flagging enabled this department to reduce considerably the numbers of films requiring manual differential counts.

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