The most common procedure for collection of CSF is lumbar puncture, also known as spinal tap, which consist of a needle insertion into the spinal canal, with diagnostic testing purposes.
With relative frequency, lumbar puncture procedure is complicated by the contamination of CSF with blood cells as result of needle trauma, also known as traumatic tap.
The presence of blood cells and the concentration affected of some substances due to blood contamination in CSF can complicate the analysis and confounding the diagnosis.
Current methods for the determination of contamination in CSF consist of applying corrective formulas based on the assumption that the ratio of WBCs to RBCs in CSF will be identical to that in blood.
This determination is only correct if neither WBC nor red blood cells are lysed in the CSF during the time between collection of the liquid and the cell count, which is very unusual.
New high-performance method for evaluation of CSF contamination by Flow Cytometry
Quantitative assay measuring blood contamination in CSF
Data Analysis Software to extract and interpret assay results
The first integrated software solution to successfully detect and quantify blood contamination in cerebrospinal fluid
SOPHISTICATED AUTO-GATING ALGORITHM
PROVIDING THE MOST INFORMATIVE DATA REPORT
iMPROVING SECURITY AND TRACEABILITY OF THE RESULTS
HemoStep Analysis Software has been designed to analyse HemoCSF-Step Flow Cytometry kit data files.
HemoStep software is a downloadable desktop application for both PC and Mac devices, and it has been designed to help interpretating data extracted from different Flow Cytometry assays reducing time and improving efficiency.
HemoCSF-Step Kit + Software
Immunobead assay for quantitatively measure of blood contamination in CSF + hemoStep Software