September 26, 2019 -- Sysmex America and LabCorp announced they are extending their hematology automation agreement. Sysmex America is providing LabCorp Diagnostics' primary reference laboratories with Sysmex's upgraded XN series technology.
The new XN-9100 is a scalable, modular automation system incorporating Yaskawa sample-sorting robotics. The system reduces turnaround time, improving labor utilization and maintaining high-quality patient results. It features a smaller footprint that frees laboratory space for other operational needs, the companies said in a statement.
Since Sysmex America and LabCorp first entered into their hematology instrument agreement, LabCorp has increased test volumes by approximately 50% while using less laboratory space. LabCorp expects to see similar improvements in performance as it deploys the XN-9100 across its laboratory network.
XN-9100 has been successfully integrated into LabCorp's workflows in its Atlantic Division regional laboratory in Burlington, NC. The company intends to install the system in 11 additional LabCorp regional laboratories across the U.S. by early 2021.