Luís Borque

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BACKGROUND New erythrocyte parameters are reported by the Sysmex XE 5000 analyzer. This instrument measures the hemoglobin (Hb) content of individual red cells, calculates the percentage of hypochromic red cells (%Hypo He) and the percentage of hyperchromic red cells (%Hyper He) and quantifies the proportion of marginally sized erythrocytes (%Micro R and(More)
Cell counter-based formulas have been used in the differential diagnosis of microcytic anemia. The measurement of RBC subpopulations is now available on the Sysmex XE 5000 analyzer (Sysmex, Kobe, Japan). We describe the new formulas: % microcytic - % hypochromic; and % microcytic - % hypochromic - red cell distribution width (RDW), derived from the(More)
N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and BNP measurement could have a significant role in differentiating dyspnea between cardiac or pulmonary origin in the emergency room. The development of new and different commercial assays for these B-type natriuretic peptides offers the possibility of improving and simplifying their measurements but(More)
Cell counter-based formulae have been used in the differential diagnosis of microcytic anemia. The measurement of new red cell parameters is now available on the Sysmex XE 5000 analyzer. Derived from the percentages of microcytic and hypochromic red cells, the authors describe the new formula %microcytic-%hypochromic, M-H index. The aim of this study was to(More)
The prevalence of antibodies against the hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in patients seropositive for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and suffering from this disease has been analyzed in comparison to a control group. Our results suggest that the high rate of prevalence found in RA patients is due to IgG interference in the measuring method used.
INTRODUCTION Consequence of the imbalance between the erythroid marrow iron requirements and the actual supply is a reduction in red cell hemoglobin content, which causes hypochromic mature red cells and reticulocytes. Sysmex XE 5000 analyzer (Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan) reports reticulocyte hemoglobin equivalent (Ret-He) and the percentages of(More)
We have developed a new procedure for turbidimetric measurement of ferritin concentration in human serum, based on latex microparticle agglutination technology. The procedure has been automated using the Falcor 300 analyzer. Carboxilated latex particles (336 nm in diameter) were covalently coupled with immunopurified F(ab')2 fragments of anti-ferritin IgG(More)
BACKGROUND The percentage of hypochromic red cells (% Hypo-He) is now available on the Sysmex analyzer XE 5000 (Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan). In this study the reliability of % Hypo-He in the assessment of iron status in the presence of inflammation is investigated. METHODS Ninety healthy subjects, 91 patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA)(More)