Development and evaluation of automated synovial fluid total cell count on an Iris iQ ® 200 for identifying patients at risk of septic arthritis
AbstractSeptic arthritis is a diagnostic emergency. The white blood cell (WBC) count, in synovial fluid (SF), can guide the diagnosis. From November 2021 to November 2022, we included 350 SF. The WBC count was performed with the Iris iQ ® 200 compared with the manual method. Automated and manual counts displayed good correlation. However, a Bland Altman plot demonstrates a higher percentage difference at higher WBC counts. The use of Iris iQ® 200 for SF analysis enables a rapid and accurate assessment for WBC count. Its implement ation would advantageously replace the long and tedious optical analysis in daily routine.