Sysmex Corporation | Date: 2015-03-26
A sample analyzer including a reagent reservoir configured to store a plurality of reagent containers; a first reagent dispenser configured to aspirate reagent of a first type from the reagent reservoir and dispense the aspirated reagent into a reaction container disposed at a first dispensing position; a second reagent dispenser configured to aspirate reagent of a second type from the reagent reservoir and dispense the aspirated reagent into a reaction container disposed at a second dispensing position; and a support member configured to support the first and the second reagent dispensers; wherein the first and the second reagent dispensers are supported by the support member so as to be movable independently of each other between each dispensing position and the reagent reservoir is disclosed. A sample analyzing method executed by a sample analyzer is also disclosed.
Sysmex Corporation | Date: 2015-09-23
A blood analyzer comprises a flow cell, a first light source, a second light source, a first light receiving part, a second light receiving part, and a processing unit. The processing unit obtains values related to the number of red blood cells, the number of white blood cells, and hemoglobin based on a first scattered light information based on the signals output from the first light receiving part, and a second scattered light information based on the signals output from the second light receiving part.
Sysmex Corporation | Date: 2015-01-14
Disclosed is a method of recovering a peptide, including: mixing a liquid sample containing a complex of peptide and protein in blood with a reagent containing a neutral amino acid, an acidic amino acid or both the neutral and acidic amino acids to liberate the peptide from the protein in blood; and recovering the liberated peptide.
Sysmex Corporation | Date: 2015-01-13
A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
Sysmex Corporation | Date: 2015-03-20
A sample analyzer comprises a reagent container setting part configured to install a reagent-container retainer for retaining a reagent container having an opening, an aspirating tube configured to aspirate a reagent in the reagent container, and an aspirating tube holder configured to hold the aspirating tube. The aspirating tube holder includes a cover, the cover having an open portion provided from a bottom face thereof to a side face thereof, the cover covering the aspirating tube with a region thereof other than the open portion. The aspirating tube holder includes a guide portion configured to guide the aspirating tube holder relative to the reagent-container retainer such that the aspirating tube holder is allowed to reach a state where the aspirating tube has entered the reagent container or a state where the aspirating tube has retreated from the reagent container.