Hematology Analyzers

Abacus 380 – When Speed and Performance Matter

The Abacus 380 is the flagship product of Diatron’s 3-part differential hematology analyzers. With an 80 samples/hour throughput, small footprint, lightweight and user-friendly color touch screen, it is ideal for laboratories, clinics, and physician practices alike.

Key Features and Benefits

Ease of use

The Abacus 380 hematology analyzer features a sophisticated but easy-to-use, multilingual operating menu that is accessed via a large, color touch screen. This allows for rapid and accurate patient data entry and also displays test results, which includes 3 large histograms. The system is designed to be low maintenance, thus avoiding long cleaning cycles and analyzer downtime.

High performance

The Abacus 380 provides a comprehensive 18 parameter hematology report, including a 3-part WBC differential, all available within 45 seconds and with no preparation time (sample must be mixed thoroughly). All the required functions of this hematology analyzer can easily be accessed from the optimized user interface, enabling the operator to work quickly and efficiently. Its 4 USB ports allow simple connection to external devices such as a host computer or an external printer.

Reliable and efficient

Innovative design in combination with the use of high precision electronic and mechanical components ensure precise and reliable CBC results, even in the most demanding of clinical environments. The motor-driven, rotating primary tube holder eliminates the risk of sampling errors and contamination due the operator inadvertently touching the sample needle, and ensures operator safety. The Abacus 380 hematology analyzer instrument has a comprehensive QC package providing Levy-Jennings graphs for up to 6 QC levels, plus a range of self-diagnostic functions, assuring reliability and accuracy.


  • Throughput – 80 tests/hour
  • Parameters – 18 hematology parameters, including 3-part differential: WBC, LYM, MID, GRA, LYM%, MID%, GRA%, RBC, HCT, MCV, RDW, HGB, MCH, MCHC, PLT, PCT, MPV, PDW
  • Volumetric impedance method
  • Sample volume – 25 μl of whole blood in normal 3-part mode, 50 μl of pre-diluted blood
  • Sampling method – open tube system with automatic sample rotor
  • 3 cyanide-free reagents – Diluent, Lyse, Cleaner
  • Aperture diameter – 70 μ (RBC/PLT); 100 μ (WBC)
  • Clog prevention – high-voltage burst on aperture in each analysis cycle and high pressure back-flush
  • Data capacity – 10 000 results, including RBC, PLT, and WBC 3-part histogram
  • Operating temperature – 15—30°C (59—86 °F). Optimal temperature is 25 °C (77 °F)
  • User interface – easy-to-use, menu driven with touchscreen, separate START button and status LED
  • Size (Width x Depth x Height)
    32 cm x 26 cm x 36.5 cm
    12.8 in x 10.4 in x 14.6 in
  • Weight – 12 kg, 26.4 lbs


Abacus 3CT – Compact, Precise & Simple operation

Abacus 3CT is a compact, bench top, 3-part differential hematology analyzer with cap piercing for closed tube sampling. It is the ideal solution for small laboratories, satellite clinics and doctors’ offices which require reliable, high quality, fast CBC results.

Key Features and Benefits


Cap piercing feature enables accurate sampling from closed sample tubes and minimizes biohazard risk.

Proven reliability and quality

Anti-clog protection and automatic cleaning assures precise results. The 6-level QC, L-J graphs and self-diagnostics allow operators to monitor reliability and accuracy.

Ease of use

The instrument features a sophisticated but easy-to-use, logically constructed operating menu with 6 software buttons (with icons), 6 hardware function buttons, cursor and alphanumeric keys on a color LCD. It also has built-in printer and automatic cleaning function.

Small and light

Its compact size makes the instrument ideal for use in small clinics and other testing environments with limited bench top space.

Closed and cost effective

The closed reagent system requires the use of Diatron reagents which have been specifically developed and optimized for use on the analyzer. They are available at competitive prices.


  • Throughput – 60 tests/hour
  • Parameters – 18, including 3-part WBC differential – WBC, LYM, MID, GRA, LYM%, MID%, GRA%, RBC, MCV, HCT, HGB, MCH, MCHC, PLT, MPV, PCT, RDW-CV/PDW-CV or RDW-SD/
  • PDW-SD
  • Volumetric impedance method
  • Sample Volume – 100μl of whole blood
  • Sampling method – open & closed
  • 3 cyanide-free reagents: Diluent, Lyse, Cleaner
  • Data storage capacity – maximum 1000 records
  • Built-in printer
  • User interface – Easy to use, menu driven
  • Size (Width x Depth x Height)
  • 35 cm x 38.5 cm x 49 cm
  • 14 in x 15.4 in x 19.6 in
  • Weight – 15 kg, 33 lbs


Barcode reader

Can read all common barcodes used for test requisition.


Abacus 5 – Walk-away Intelligence

Abacus 5 is the most advanced model in our range of hematology analyzers, utilizing patented laser-based optical measurement technology developed by Diatron. It provides cost-effective, precise and accurate 5-part differential results.

Key Features and Benefits


The long lifetime diode laser, diagnostic flagging system, and cap recognition feature ensures optimal performance at all times and prevents sampling errors.

User friendly

A large, color touch screen allows easy, fast, and efficient operation. The integrated barcode reader provides safe and rapid sample processing either manually or via an optional 100-sample capacity autoloader. This hematology analyzer features a logical multi-lingual operating menu and the Windows-based software enables easy connection to a host computer and printers. Results are displayed with 2 histograms and 2 scattergrams to provide maximum patient information.


The Abacus 5 provides a complete 24 parameter report including optical determinations of the 5-part WBC differential count. It offers open and closed tube sampling options and has a throughput of 60 samples per hour in either stat or autoloader mode. In addition, the analyzer has a 100,000-result database capacity.

Space saving

The Abacus 5 hematology analyzer is one of the smallest 5-part differential analyzers, requiring minimal bench space. This makes it an ideal system for use in space-restricted environments such as clinics and small to medium laboratories.

Cost Efficient

The Abacus 5 uses only 3 reagents to perform an analysis, plus a small volume of cleaner, thus providing a 5-part differential result at a very competitive price. In addition, this hematology analyzer requires minimal maintenance, thus reducing its operational downtime.


  • Throughput – 60 tests/hour
  • Parameters – a CBC+5 DIFF mode (24 parameters) – 2 histograms: RBC, PLT; 2 scattergrams: 4 diff, WBC, LYM, MON, NEU, EOS, BAS, LYM%, MON%, NEU%, EOS%, BAS%, RBC, HCT, MCV, RDW (sd/cv), HGB, MCH, MCHC,PLT, PCT, MPV, PDW (sd/cv)
  • Laser light scattering technology for 5-part WBC differential
  • Sample volume – 100 μl of whole blood
  • Closed and open tube sampling, optional autosampler
  • 3 cyanide-free reagents – Diluent, Lyse, Cleaner
  • Data storage capacity – 100,000 records
  • Operating environment – Temperature: 15–35 °C
  • Relative humidity – max 80% (non-condensing)
  • Multilingual user interface
  • Size (Width x Depth x Height)
    40 cm x 50 cm x 45 cm
    16 in x 20 in x 18 in
  • Weight – 35 kg, 77 lbs


  • Autoloader
  • Sample capacity – 100 tubes: 10 racks with 10 sample tubes each
  • Cap recognition (only capped tubes are mixed and processed)


An option to make your life easier – Autoloader

Plugging easily into the side of the analyzer, the optional auto sampler unit is instantly recognized by the hematology analyzer software, making the Abacus 5 a true “walk-away” system.

The auto sampler has the capacity for a maximum of 100 primary sample tubes, including 10 racks of 10 sample tubes each. Capable of accepting a variety of tubes, continuous sample addition is possible after the first rack of 10 samples has been tested. Additional features of the auto sampler include an on-board mixing system and cap recognition sensor to ensure that only capped tubes are mixed and processed by the Abacus 5 hematology analyzer.

Abacus 5 Optional Small Sample Module (SSM)

With the addition of the SSM module to the Abacus 5 analyzer, it becomes possible to test venous blood samples that have only a small blood volume (25ul). The module can either be added during manufacture or retrofitted to analyzers already in the field. It requires fitting and calibration by an approved service engineer.