The DxA 5000 total laboratory automation solution from Beckman Coulter
is now available at Butler Memorial Hospital (BMH). Beckman Coulter is
a global leader in clinical diagnostics, headquartered in Brea, Calif.
The DxA 5000 was initially launched in countries accepting the CE Mark,
and received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
in October 2019.
The DxA 5000 delivers fast, consistent lab results and significantly improves
laboratory efficiency and patient safety. It does this by reducing the
number of manual steps required in sample processing, going from 32 steps
down to just 4. The pre-analytical phase of testing may contribute up
to 75% of erroneous test results, with 26% possibly having an adverse
effect on patient care. The system helps eliminate preanalytical errors
by automatically detecting patient tube parameters such as sample identification,
tube type, orders pending and tube weight—all in the first three
seconds. The DxA 5000 also provides faster, accurate results and can improve
turnaround time up to 17 to 25%.
Presented by SelectScience® , the DxA 5000 was recently awarded the
Scientists' Choice Award® for Best New Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation
of 2019. “After an exhaustive search, both in the United States
and Europe, we are very excited to bring this best-in-class technology
to Butler Health System,” said BHS Medical Director of Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine, Robert Patterson, MD, MPH. “This is an
important step in our continuing efforts to bring the very best medical
care to the Butler community.”
Butler Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in the U.S. to have this
top of the line technology installed at its facility to assist in providing
world-class care to the community.