A clinically important but challenging laboratory procedure

Performing blood and body fluid differentials using manual microscopy is a laborious and time-consuming laboratory procedure that’s highly dependent on the availability of experienced personnel. In general, as hematology analyzers have improved, the total number of manual differentials has decreased but the significant clinical impact of wrong diagnosis still necessitates the around-the-clock onsite presence of experts in morphological identification. This increases labor costs, a major issue in today’s cost sensitive healthcare environment. In addition, it’s a known fact that there is substantial inter- and intraobserver variability in this manual examination process, which makes it challenging for laboratory managers to manage consistency and safeguard testing quality.

Work smarter and perform better with CellaVision

We have made it our business to help labs innovate this important routine procedure – offering an alternative approach that makes better use of resources, staff and skills while empowering the lab to deliver faster and more standardized test results.

Our technology offers your hematology lab four principal benefits; the improved EFFICIENCY that comes with automating manual processes, enhanced QUALITY of results by promoting consistency and standardization; improved CONNECTIVITY that facilitates collaboration within and between labs; and a general advancement of your staff’s PROFICIENCY in performing cell differentials.


When performing cell differentials using manual microscopy, there are several sub-processes that take up valuable technologist time. Using CellaVision's technology, that automatically locates, digitally captures, pre-classifies and presents cells for review by a Technologist, it's possible to reduce sample review time by up to 50%. This more efficient process makes it possible for laboratories to take on a greater volume of samples and make more efficient use of skilled staff.


Replacing manual microscopy with a more standardized testing process helps you manage quality and ensure that your staff report testing results with consistent accuracy and reliability. The CellaVision way of working also facilitates remote supervisory review as well as supporting quality assurance by providing complete traceability down to the individual cell level.


With CellaVision, the task of performing cell differentials becomes a collaborative process that makes better use of staff and skills while empowering the lab to deliver faster and more consistent test results. Using an existing network, multiple CellaVision instruments and review sites can be linked and share a common image database. Cell differentials can be signed off from another location and challenging slides needing a second opinion can be reviewed remotely by a morphology expert.


The CellaVision way of working promotes proficiency by providing reference cell images, by presenting cells in complete groups side-by-side, and by creating a collaborative environment where technologists learn from real-time consultation with their colleagues, supervisor and morphology experts. In addition, CellaVision offer a range of tools specifically developed to support laboratory managers in assessing, monitoring and promoting staff competency in the area of cell morphology.

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