A new digital platform called Scopio by Beckman Coulter has been introduced at Croydon Hospital for blood film morphology. The new platform can do a full field scan, which means that it is scanning the entire blood film, including feathery edge of the blood film, which is why it is able to look at almost all, if not all, cell types present on that particular film.
|Category||Immunology and PRU|
|Reporting frequency||7 days|
Possible clinical association – rheumatoid arthritis. Low concentrations may be seen in the elderly and in patients with chronic infections. Lacks sensitivity for monitoring R.A. – use CRP.
Reference range: <20 IU/mL
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