Evaluation of the automated leukocyte differential count in emergency department patients

Seraphim Rimarenko, Antonio Castella, Marc R. Salzberg, Calvin L. Strand

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This study compares the results of the leukocyte three-part differential count as determined by the Coulter S-Plus IV in 104 consecutive patient samples from the emergency department with results obtained by conventional visual differential. A high rate (40%) of instrument rejection was found, reflecting the high prevalence of disease and hematologic abnormalities in the patient population. No clinically significant abnormality went undetected, demonstrating that the automatedleukocyte three-part differential is effective as a screening test in the emergency department patient population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-189
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Differential leukocyte count
  • leukocyte three-part differential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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