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COULTER LH Series WorkStation

Host Transmission
Specification

N E C M u ltiS y n c L C D 1 7 0 0 m +

GEN• S

PN 4277303EC (January 2013)

Manufactured by
Beckman Coulter, Inc.
250 S. Kraemer Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821 U.S.A.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

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TO HOW TO PROCEED IN ANY SITUATION, CONTACT YOUR BECKMAN COULTER REPRESENTATIVE.

HAZARDS AND OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS AND LIMITATIONS


WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and IMPORTANTS alert you as follows:
WARNING - Can cause injury.
CAUTION - Can cause damage to the instrument.
IMPORTANT - Can cause misleading results.

BECKMAN COULTER, INC. URGES ITS CUSTOMERS TO COMPLY WITH ALL NATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
STANDARDS SUCH AS THE USE OF BARRIER PROTECTION. THIS MAY INCLUDE, BUT IT IS NOT LIMITED TO,
PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR, GLOVES, AND SUITABLE LABORATORY ATTIRE WHEN OPERATING OR MAINTAINING THIS OR
ANY OTHER AUTOMATED LABORATORY ANALYZER.

WARNING Risk of operator injury if:


r All doors, covers and panels are not closed and secured in place prior to and during instrument operation.
r The integrity of safety interlocks and sensors is compromised.
r Instrument alarms and error messages are not acknowledged and acted upon.
r You contact moving parts.
r You mishandle broken parts.
r Doors, covers and panels are not opened, closed, removed and/or replaced with care.
r Improper tools are used for troubleshooting.
To avoid injury:
r Keep doors, covers and panels closed and secured in place while the instrument is in use.
r Take full advantage of the safety features of the instrument. Do not defeat safety interlocks and sensors.
r Acknowledge and act upon instrument alarms and error messages.
r Keep away from moving parts.
r Report any broken parts to your Beckman Coulter Representative.
r Open/remove and close/replace doors, covers and panels with care.
r Use the proper tools when troubleshooting.

CAUTION System integrity might be compromised and operational failures might occur if:
r This equipment is used in a manner other than specified. Operate the instrument as instructed in the Product Manuals.
r You introduce software that is not authorized by Beckman Coulter into your computer. Only operate your system’s
computer with software authorized by Beckman Coulter.
r You install software that is not an original copyrighted version. Only use software that is an original copyrighted
version to prevent virus contamination.

IMPORTANT If you purchased this product from anyone other than Beckman Coulter or an authorized Beckman Coulter
distributor, and, if it is not presently under a Beckman Coulter service maintenance agreement, Beckman Coulter cannot
guarantee that the product is fitted with the most current mandatory engineering revisions or that you will receive the most
current information bulletins concerning the product. If you purchased this product from a third party and would like
further information concerning this topic, call your Beckman Coulter Representative.
REVISION STATUS

Initial Issue, 7/01


Software Version 1A.

Revision B, 4/02
Software Version 2A. Derived from internal Part Number 0302000G.
Updated Section 4.3, Dilution Factor field comments.
Removed all references to “+ Subset” globally.
Added WBC Threshold Full Histogram Group Fields.
Added new Section 3.18, Collate the ToDo List.
Updated General Information Group Fields from 29 groups to 24 groups.
Added notes to Tables 4-3 and 4-15, respectively.
Updated the following tables: 4-1; 4-3; 4-6; 4-8; 4-12; 4-13; 4-21; 4-30; 4-31; 4-33; 4-39;
4-41; 4-46; 4-48; 4-52; 5-1; 5-2; 5-4. Removed NRBC note from Tables 4-24 and 4-46.
Added “Note: Parameter selection does not affect control transmissions.” to Tables 4-43;
4-44; 4-46; 4-48; and 4-50.Updated Control Information Group 34, removed reference
WBC Count Field.Updated Section 6.2, added SOH to table. Updated Section 8.1.

Revision C, 9/03
Software Version 2B. Derived from internal Part Number 0302000K. Updated the following
tables: 4-23; 4-24; 4-43; 4-4; 4-46; 4-48; 4-50.Added new section 3.19.

Revision D, 9/04
LH 700 Software Version 2B and LH 500 Software Version 2A. Derived from internal Part
Number 0302000N. Updated the following tables: 4.12; 4.20; 4.22; 4.25; 4.28; 4.30; 4.37;
5.1.

Revision E, 9/06
LH 780 Software Version 1A, LH 750 Software Version 2D and LH 500 Software Version 2A.
Derived from internal Part Number 0302000U.
Section 3.3: Added paragraph, "Timeout settings at the host … for all other responses."
Updated the following tables: 5.4.

Revision EA, 8/09


LH 780 Software Version 1B1, LH 750 Software Version 2D1 and LH 500 Software Version
2A. Derived from internal Part Number 0302000WA. Updated the following sections: 3.4;
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.3Updated the following tables: 4.3; 4.5; 4.6; 4.8; 4.9; 4.12; 4.13; 4.22; 4.24;
4.26; 4.30; 4.32; 4.33; 4.36; 4.37; 4.44; 4.46; 4.48; 4.50; 4.54; 4.55; 5.1; 5.4.

Revision EB, 10/10


Software Version LH 780 1B1, Software Version LH 750 2D1, Software Version LH 500 2A

Updates were made to the company corporate address.

Note: Changes that are part of the most recent revision are indicated in text by a bar in the
margin of the amended page.

This document applies to the latest software listed and higher versions. When a subsequent software version
changes the information in this document, a new issue will be released to the Beckman Coulter website. For
labeling updates, go to www.beckmancoulter.com and download the most recent manual or system help for
your instrument.

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REVISION STATUS

Revision EC, 01/13


LH 780 Software version 1B3, LH 750 Software version 2D3, LH 500 Software version 2A6

Updates were made to:

d HARDWARE INTERFACE
d High Level Protocol
d LIS COM PORT CONFIGURATION
d Figure 8.12, Space for tower-type computers
d Figure 8.13, Space for Small Form Factor (SFF)-type computers

Note: Changes that are part of the most recent revision are indicated in text by a bar in the
margin of the amended page.

This document applies to the latest software listed and higher versions. When a subsequent software version
changes the information in this document, a new issue will be released to the Beckman Coulter website. For
labeling updates, go to www.beckmancoulter.com and download the most recent manual or system help for
your instrument.

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REVISION STATUS, iii

CONTENTS, v

1 INTRODUCTION, 1-1

1.1 PURPOSE, 1-1

2 HARDWARE INTERFACE, 2-1

2.1 HARDWARE HANDSHAKE, 2-2

3 COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS, 3-1

3.1 COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS, 3-1

3.2 COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS, 3-1


Low Level Protocol, 3-1
High Level Protocol, 3-1

3.3 LIS COM PORT CONFIGURATION, 3-2

3.4 TIME-OUT, 3-3

3.5 BAUD RATE, 3-3

3.6 DATA BITS, 3-3

3.7 PARITY, 3-3

3.8 STOP BITS, 3-4

3.9 HANDSHAKE, 3-4

3.10 BLOCK SIZE, 3-4

3.11 GRAPHICS, 3-4

3.12 COMPATIBILITY, 3-4

3.13 SPOOLER, 3-4

3.14 CLEARING THE SPOOLER, 3-4

3.15 REPLACE NULL BY SP, 3-5

3.16 DISABLING HOST COMMUNICATIONS, 3-5

3.17 ENABLE VALIDATION CODES, 3-5

3.18 Replace DLE E with DLE C, 3-5

3.19 Collate the ToDo List, 3-5

3.20 Replace V and v Flags with R (LH 500 Only), 3-5

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3.21 Send LH 780 Specific Fields (LH 780 Only), 3-5

4 LH SERIES WORKSTATION TO HOST COMMUNICATIONS, 4-1

4.1 DATA-LINK, 4-1


Full Software Handshake, 4-1
Software Handshake Action, 4-1
No Handshake, 4-2
Data Block Structure, 4-2
Group Definition Locator Table, 4-3

4.2 1G.1 + RETICS FORMAT, 4-4


Message Structure, 4-4
Preamble, 4-4
Group, 4-4
Field Count, 4-4
Fields, 4-5
Postamble, 4-5
General Information Group Fields, 4-6
CBC Parameter Group Fields, 4-9
DIFF Count Parameter Group Fields, 4-11
DIFF Percent Parameter Group Fields, 4-12
Comment Group Fields, 4-14
Flag Group Fields, 4-14
Demographics Group Fields, 4-18
DF1 DataPlot Group Fields, 4-20
DF2 DataPlot Group Fields, 4-20
DIFF (VCS) Histogram Group Fields, 4-21
RBC Histogram Group Fields, 4-21
PLT Histogram Group Fields, 4-21
RETIC Parameters Group Fields, 4-22
DF5 LS DataPlot Group Fields, 4-24
DF6 OP DataPlot Group Fields, 4-24
RETIC Histogram Group, 4-25

4.3 LH 750 WORKSTATION FORMAT, 4-25


Message Structure, 4-25
Group Definition, 4-28
General Information Group Fields, 4-29
CBC Parameters Group Fields, 4-34
DIFF Count Parameters Group Fields, 4-35
DIFF Percent Parameters Group Fields, 4-37
Comment Group Fields, 4-38
Definitive Flags Group Fields, 4-39
Suspect Flags Group Fields, 4-40
Conditional Flags Group Fields, 4-41
Other Flags Group Fields, 4-43
Demographics, 4-44
RBC Histogram Group Fields, 4-48
PLT Histogram Group Fields, 4-48

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RETIC Parameters Group Fields, 4-49


WBC Threshold Group Fields, 4-51
WBC Threshold Full Histogram Group Fields, 4-51
DIFF Latex Parameters Group Fields, 4-51
RETIC Latex Parameters Group Fields, 4-53
Control CBC Parameters Group Fields, 4-57
Control DIFF Count Parameters Group Fields, 4-58
Control DIFF Percent Parameters Group Fields, 4-60
Control RETIC Parameters Group Fields, 4-61
DIFF Graphics, 4-62
Retic Graphics, 4-63
Research Suspect, 4-63
Research Population, 4-64

4.4 HOST PARSING OF TRANSMITTED DATA, 4-71

5 HOST TO LH SERIES WORKSTATION COMMUNICATIONS


(HOST ToDo LIST), 5-1

5.1 DATA-LINK, 5-1


Protocol, 5-1
Data Block Structure, 5-4

5.2 PRESENTATION, 5-4


Message Structure, 5-4
DLE Responses From The Workstation And Effects After A ToDo List
Download, 5-5

5.3 MESSAGE DEFINITION, 5-7

5.4 Delete Message, 5-16

6 ASCII Tables, 6-1

6.1 7-BIT ASCII CODES, 6-1

6.2 VALID HOST COMMUNICATIONS ASCII CODES, 6-1

7 CRC, 7-1

7.1 CRC ALGORITHM, 7-1

7.2 CRC EXAMPLE WRITTEN IN ASM86, 7-2

7.3 CRC EXAMPLE WRITTEN IN C, 7-3

8 GRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION, 8-1

8.1 RBC, WBC THRESHOLD, AND PLT HISTOGRAMS, 8-1

8.2 LH 750 DATAPLOT FORMAT, 8-1


Dataplots, 8-1
Dataplot Data Header, 8-2

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Dataplot Data Header Elements, 8-2


Dataplot Data Block, 8-2
Dataplot Data Block Header, 8-2
Rendering Information Block, 8-3
Rendering Information Block Header, 8-4
Color Palette, 8-4
Dithered Display Bitmap Library, 8-4
Dataplot Header, 8-5

8.3 COMPUTERS, 8-6

BECKMAN COULTER, INC. CUSTOMER END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT, 1

TRADEMARKS, 3

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Illustrations
3.1 Rear of instrument with DB 25-pin connector for tower-type computers, 3-2
3.2 Rear of instrument with DB 9-pin connector for SFF-type computers, 3-3
8.1 Plotting RBC, WBC Threshold and PLT Histograms, 8-1
8.2 Dataplot Transmission, 8-2
8.3 Dataplot Data Header, 8-2
8.4 Dataplot Data Block Format, 8-2
8.5 Dataplot Data Block Header, 8-3
8.6 Rendering Information Block, 8-3
8.7 Rendering Information Block Header Format, 8-4
8.8 Palette Table Entry, 8-4
8.9 Bitmap Format, 8-5
8.10 Dataplot Header, 8-5
8.11 Dataplot Data Format, 8-6
8.12 Space for tower-type computers, 8-6
8.13 Space for Small Form Factor (SFF)-type computers, 8-7

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Tables
2.1 Signal and Flow Direction for the DB 25-pin connector, 2-1
2.2 Signal and Flow Direction for the DB 9-pin connector, 2-1
3.1 Communication Parameters Available by Format, 3-1
3.2 COM Port Mapping, 3-2
3.3 Graphics Options, 3-4
4.1 Group Definition Locator, 4-3
4.2 Group Definition: 1G.1 + Retics, 4-6
4.3 General Information -- Group 1, 4-6
4.4 CBC Parameters -- Group 2, 4-9
4.5 Flag Data for CBC Parameter Group Fields, 4-10
4.6 DIFF Count Parameters -- Group 3, 4-11
4.7 Flag Data for Diff Count Parameter Group Fields, 4-12
4.8 DIFF Percent Parameters -- Group 4, 4-12
4.9 Flag Data for DIFF Percent Parameter Group Fields, 4-13
4.10 Comment -- Group 5, 4-14
4.11 Flag -- Group 6, 4-14
4.12 LH 750 Workstation/STKS 1G.1 + Retics Messages, 4-15
4.13 Demographics -- Group 7, 4-18
4.14 RBC Histogram -- Group 11, 4-21
4.15 PLT Histogram -- Group 12, 4-21
4.16 RETIC Parameters -- Group 13, 4-22
4.17 Flag Data for Retic Parameter Group Fields, 4-24
4.18 Transmission Tests and Test IDs by Test Type, 4-25
4.19 Transmitted Groups, 4-28
4.20 General Information -- Group 1, 4-29
4.21 Possible Values for Sample Status, 4-33
4.22 CBC Parameters -- Group 2, 4-34
4.23 Flag Data for CBC Parameter Group Fields, 4-35
4.24 DIFF Count Parameters -- Group 3, 4-35
4.25 Flag Data for DIFF Count Parameter Group Fields, 4-36
4.26 DIFF Percent Parameters -- Group 4, 4-37
4.27 Flag Data for DIFF Percent Parameter Group Fields, 4-38
4.28 Comment -- Group 5, 4-38
4.29 Definitive Flags -- Group 6, 4-39
4.30 Suspect Flags -- Group 7, 4-40
4.31 Conditional Flags -- Group 8, 4-41
4.32 Other Flags -- Group 9, 4-43
4.33 Demographics -- Group 10, 4-44
4.34 RBC Histogram -- Group 14, 4-48
4.35 PLT Histogram -- Group 15, 4-48
4.36 RETIC Parameters -- Group 16, 4-49
4.37 Flag Data for Retic Parameter Group Fields, 4-50
4.38 WBC Threshold Monitor Group 26, 4-51
4.39 DIFF Latex Parameters -- Group 31, 4-51
4.40 Flag Data for DIFF Latex Parameters Group Fields, 4-52
4.41 RETIC Latex Parameters -- Group 32, 4-53
4.42 Flag Data for RETIC Latex Parameters Group Fields, 4-54
4.43 Control Information -- Group 34, 4-54

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4.44 Control CBC Parameters -- Group 35, 4-57
4.45 Flag Data for Control CBC Parameters Group Fields, 4-58
4.46 Control DIFF Count Parameters -- Group 36, 4-58
4.47 Flag Data for DIFF Count Parameter Group Fields, 4-59
4.48 Control DIFF Percent Parameters -- Group 37, 4-60
4.49 Flag Data for Diff Percent Parameter Group Fields, 4-61
4.50 Control RETIC Parameters -- Group 38, 4-61
4.51 Flag Data for Control RETIC Parameter Group Fields, 4-62
4.52 DIFF DataPlot -- Group 50, 4-62
4.53 Retic DataPlot -- Group 51, 4-63
4.54 Research Suspect Flags -- Group 53 (LH 780 Only), 4-63
4.55 Research Population Group Fields -- Group 54 (LH 780 Only), 4-64
5.1 Message Definition Table, 5-7
5.2 Possible Values and Examples of Test Requests, 5-15
5.3 Possible Combinations of Sample Requests with Multiple Test Requests, 5-15
5.4 Patient ID Deletions, 5-17

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1INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 PURPOSE
This document is the specification for communication between the LH Series Workstation
and a host computer. The functionality will remain backward compatible. This document is
intended for use by software engineers needing to either maintain or modify the operation of
the LH Series Workstation Host Communications.

This document describes the transfer of data from the LH Series Workstation to an LIS/HIS
computer in the following formats:

r STKS 1G.1 + Retics


r LH 750 Workstation: host communication protocol which supports transmission of
CBC, DIFF and Reticulocytes parameters for samples and control runs as well as
collated sample runs. This format is an extension of the STKS 2A and 3A formats.

The LH 750 “STKS 1G.1 + Retics” format is provided for use with existing STKS and MAXM
interfaces. Due to the LH Series Workstation’s new features and enhancements, STKS and
MAXM instrument formats are not completely supported (see details in following sections).

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PURPOSE

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2HARDWARE INTERFACE 2
The system is equipped with a Host connector on the rear of the LH SeriesWorkstation that
lets the system interface with a host computer via a Standard EIA-type 25-pin connector and
uses EIA Standard RS-232-C signals. The LH 500 is equipped with a 9 pin to 25 pin adapter
allowing the system to interface with a host computer. The LH 500 and LH 700 Series tower
computers must use the standard EIA-type 25 pin connector. The LH 700 Series Small Form
Factor (SFF) must use a standard EIA-type 9-pin connector. This is a Data Terminal
Equipment (DTE) configuration.

The LH SeriesWorkstation/Host communications uses only the following signals:

Table 2.1 Signal and Flow Direction for the DB 25-pin connector

Pin No. Signal Name Flow Direction


2 Transmit Data From LH Series Workstation
3 Received Data To LH Series Workstation
4 Ready To Send (RTS) From LH Series Workstation
5 Clear To Send (CTS) To LH Series Workstation
6 Data Set Ready (DSR) To LH Series Workstation
7 Signal Ground Reference
8 Carrier Detect Reference
20 Data Terminal Ready (DTR) From LH Series Workstation
22 Ring Indicator Reference

The LH SeriesWorkstation is the DTE, by RS-232 standards, which explains the RTS/DTR
pin-outs. Whether the HOST is a DTE or DCE will determine its use of CTS/DSR or
RTS/DTR. A DTE HOST requires the use of a NULL MODEM Cable.

Pin number 5 CTS must be active for LH Series Workstation to send any transmissions. If the
host computer does not support the above hardware handshake lines, it will be necessary to
connect pin 4 to pin 5 and to connect pin 20 to pin 6.

Table 2.2 Signal and Flow Direction for the DB 9-pin connector

Pin No. Signal Name Flow Direction


2 Receive Data To LH Series Workstation
3 Transmit Data From LH Series Workstation
4 Data Terminal Ready (DTR) From LH Series Workstation
5 Signal Ground Reference
6 Data Set Ready (DSR) Reference
7 Ready to Send (RTS) From LH Series Workstation
8 Clear to Send (CTS) To LH Series Workstation
9 Ring Indicator Reference

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HARDWARE HANDSHAKE

The LH Series Workstation is the DTE, by RS-232 Standards, which explains the RTS/DTR
pin-outs. Whether the HOST is a DTE or DCE will determine its use of CTC/DST or
RTS/DTR. A DTE HOST requires the use of a NULL MODEM cable.

Pin 8 CTS must be active for LH Series workstation to send any transmission. It is necessary
to connect pin 7 to pin 8. The 9-pin configuration cable uses the signals listed in Table 2.2,
Signal and Flow Direction for the DB 9-pin connector. .

2.1 HARDWARE HANDSHAKE


During a transmission, the host logically raises CTS to allow the LH Series Workstation to
send data and logically lowers CTS to prevent the LH Series Workstation from sending data.

Note: If CTS is lowered to hold off the LH Series Workstation host transmission, it must be
raised again within the Workstation time-out period. If CTS is not raised within the time-out
period, the LH Series Workstation transmission to the host will time-out and reset, ready for
the next transmission.

Diagram of Hardware Handshake Mode

LH Series Workstation (SENDER) Host (RECEIVER)


<-- CTS on (send me data)
send data ----->
send data ----->
send data ----->
<-- CTS off (stop sending data)
wait
• process received data
• •
• •
• •

<-- CTS on (send more data)
send data ----->
send data ----->
- etc.-

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3.1 COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS
The LH SeriesWorkstation allows the user to configure the following communication
parameters on the Host Computer Definition screen. These parameters include
communication modes, as well as parameters enabling the transmission of graphic data.

3.2 COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS


The transmission specification consists of data-link (low level) and presentation (high level)
protocols. Data-link protocol provides the means of transmitting data without any regard to
actual information. Presentation protocol describes the actual information and its format.

Low Level Protocol


The Host Low Level Communication Protocol will be supported by all formats.

High Level Protocol


The High Level Communication Protocols currently supported are the
“STKS 1G.1 + Retics” and “LH 750 Workstation”. The High Level Communication Protocol
is selected using the compatibility field.

Note: To satisfy the host communication requirements, the receiver MUST parse for all of the
data.

DO NOT ASSUME FIXED OFFSETS

Table 3.1 lists the communication parameters available by format.


Table 3.1 Communication Parameters Available by Format

Communication Parameter 1G.1 + Retics LH Series Workstation


Time-out X X
Baud Rate X X
Data Bits X X
Parity X X
Stop Bits X X
Handshake X X
Block Size X X
Graphics X X
Compatibility X X
COM Port X* X*
X in 1G.1 + Retics column = Supported by the LH 750 “STKS 1G.1 + Retics ” format.
X in LH 750 Workstation column = Supported by the LH 750 Workstation format.
* COM Port options are supported only by the LH 700 Series workstations.

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LIS COM PORT CONFIGURATION

3.3 LIS COM PORT CONFIGURATION


IMPORTANT The current LIS cable that connects to the Equinox Host 1 port is different from the LIS cable
that connects to the COM Port 1 (pin layout is different). UI COM Port selection and physical communication
cable connection are based upon workstation type.
For the LH 700 Series workstation, the COM Port can be configured to COM 1 or COM 6,
depending on the workstation:

r For the LH 700 Series tower-type computers, the default COM Port 6 must be used with
a DB 25-pin connector. See Figure 8.12, Space for tower-type computers and Figure 3.1,
Rear of instrument with DB 25-pin connector for tower-type computers.
r For the LH 700 Series Small Form Factor computers (SFF), COM Port 1 must be used
with a DB 9-pin connector. See Figure 8.13, Space for Small Form Factor (SFF)-type
computers and Figure 3.2, Rear of instrument with DB 9-pin connector for SFF-type
computers.
Refer to the following Table 3.2, COM Port Mapping for the correlation between ports and
hardware configuration.

Table 3.2 COM Port Mapping


SW Port Configuration Workstation Labeling on Computer
COM 6 Tower-type computer HOST 1 on Equinox cable
COM 1 Small Form Factor computer COM 1

Figure 3.1 Rear of instrument with DB 25-pin connector for tower-type computers

DB 25-pin connector

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TIME-OUT 3
Figure 3.2 Rear of instrument with DB 9-pin connector for SFF-type computers

Note: The 9-pin serial connector on the computer base, designated as COM 1, is located
beside the video display connector.

3.4 TIME-OUT
The time-out value determines the amount of time the LH SeriesWorkstation waits for a
response from the host before retrying to send data to the host. The LH SeriesWorkstation
continues to transmit at the time-out intervals until the host successfully receives the data.

The time-out values are 30, 60, and 90 seconds. The default value is 90 seconds.

Timeout settings at the host should be configured to optimize the flow of communications.
While the LH Series Workstation responds to most transmissions very quickly, allowing a
longer timeout for worst-case scenarios under heavy load conditions can help keep the
communications synchronized, and therefore maximize overall communication throughput.
We recommend allowing at least 90 seconds at the end of a host order transmission while
waiting for the DLE response, and at least 30 seconds for all other responses.

3.5 BAUD RATE


The following baud rates are supported: 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 and 38400.

Note: The minimum recommended baud rate is 2400 for non-graphic transmissions and 9600
Baud for graphic transmissions.

3.6 DATA BITS


Host Communication can be configured for 7 or 8 bit mode.

3.7 PARITY
Odd, Even, and Off (None) parity modes are supported. Odd parity is the default value.

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STOP BITS

3.8 STOP BITS


None, 1, or 2 Stop Bit modes are supported. The default value is 2.

3.9 HANDSHAKE
This option determines whether or not the LH SeriesWorkstation looks for a handshake from
the host computer. See Heading 4.1, Data-Link, for additional information.

3.10 BLOCK SIZE


The LH SeriesWorkstation/Host Communications support block sizes of 128 and 256 bytes.
The default value is 256 bytes.

3.11 GRAPHICS
The LH SeriesWorkstation allows DIFF and Retic graphic transmission if the compatibility
format selected is the LH SeriesWorkstation format.

Table 3.3 lists the graphic items that can be enabled or disabled for the corresponding test
based on the current compatibility format and report profile selected.
Table 3.3 Graphics Options

Test Graphics 1G.1 + Retics LH 750 Workstation


CBC RBC Histogram X X
PLT Histogram X X
WBC Threshold N/A X
DIFF DataPlot N/A X
RETICS DataPlot N/A X

3.12 COMPATIBILITY
This option determines which transmission format is used by the LH SeriesWorkstation to
send results to an LIS/HIS computer. The Host High Level Communication Protocols
supported are: “STKS 1G.1 + Retics” and “LH 750 Workstation”.

3.13 SPOOLER
Transmissions to the Host are spooled before sending. When a transmission is sent to the
Host, it will be kept on the Spooler and resent until the Host acknowledges that the
transmission was successfully received. If the Host is offline when Transmit To Host is
enabled, all transmissions intended for the Host will be kept on the Spooler until the Host
comes online or the Host Spooler is cleared.

3.14 CLEARING THE SPOOLER


Select the Clear button in the LIS folder on the System Run Configuration screen to clear all
spooled transmissions intended for the Host. It should be remembered that new
transmissions to the Host will still be subsequently spooled. See Section 3.15 to disable host
communications and hence the host spooler.

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REPLACE NULL BY SP 3
3.15 REPLACE NULL BY SP
This is no longer an option because NULL characters are not included in the transmission
buffer.

3.16 DISABLING HOST COMMUNICATIONS


Select the Disable button in the LIS folder on the System Run Configuration screen to disable
all auto transmissions from the LH SeriesWorkstation to the Host. This will not affect manual
transmissions or transmissions from the Host to the LH SeriesWorkstation.

3.17 ENABLE VALIDATION CODES


This checkbox enables the codes used to identify the validation status of individual test
requests on a sample as detailed in Conditional Flags Group Fields under AutoValidation in
Chapter 4. If “Enable Validation Codes” in System Setup - [Communications] is checked
(default), the individual test group validation status will be transmitted. Applied only to
LH 750 format.

3.18 Replace DLE E with DLE C


Select this checkbox to replace DLE E with DLE C in the standard data set transmitted to your
information system.

3.19 Collate the ToDo List


The ToDo List generation is derived from task pre-assignment, by determining what sets of
data are to be collated into a final report, test panels are pre-assigned either manually or by
LIS download.

3.20 Replace V and v Flags with R (LH 500 Only)


If transmitting in the protocol “STKS 1G.1 + Retics” all transmissions of V and v flags will be
sent as R. If transmitting in the “LH 750 Workstation” protocol, transmissions of V and v flags
will be sent as R only if the “Replace V and v flags with an R” option is enabled, otherwise V
and v flags will be sent as V and v.

3.21 Send LH 780 Specific Fields (LH 780 Only)


Several new fields are added to the LH 780 transmissions in the “LH 750 Workstation”
protocol, if the option is enabled. These include new parameters, Research suspect messages,
Research Population Data, and a “Stat” field.

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4.1 DATA-LINK
A sample transmission to the Host consists of one or more framed data blocks. See Data Block
Structure below. All transmitted data bytes are ASCII characters. All numeric values are ASCII
representations of hexadecimal numbers. Hence, for example, the number FF (hex) is
represented by the two ASCII bytes "FF" (46H, 46H). The first two bytes of the transmission
are the number of blocks to be sent, in ASCII, followed by transmission of data blocks (see
format below).

The final block will be padded with ASCII spaces (20H) to fill a whole block.

The LH Series Workstation supports “full software handshake” and “no software handshake”
protocols.

Full Software Handshake


The LH Series Workstation sends the following control characters plus data and expects the
indicated host response:

LH Series Workstation (SENDER) HOST (RECEIVER)


SYN (ready)------>
<-------SYN (go ahead)
Block Count------>
<-------ACK (ready to receive)
or
NAK (receiver abort)
send data blocks
Block ------>
for each block <-------ACK (block received ok)
• or
• NAK (retransmit this block)
• or
• SYN (retransmit all blocks)
SYN (all done)------>
<-------ACK (transmission accepted)

Up to 255 blocks of data can be sent. The actual number of blocks sent is specified by the
two-byte ASCII Block Count.

Software Handshake Action


If the host NAKs a data block, the block is retransmitted. It is up to the host to determine how
many times it retries receiving a NAKed block before aborting. Typically, the Host will NAK a
datablock if the current block number is incorrect(e.g. out of sequence), the Host’s calculated
CRC does not match the transmitted block’s CRC or block framing is not recognized as
correct.

A SYN sent by the Host after a block has been transmitted by the LH Series Workstation forces
the Workstation to retransmit all data starting with the first block. This does not include the

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initial SYN and block count. It is up to the Host to determine under what conditions to
transmit a SYN.

The LH Series Workstation continues to send the same sample transmission until the Host
accepts it entirely (ACKs each block). To abort a transmission, the host must ACK each block
of the transmission and discard it locally.

No Handshake
If “Handshake” option is disabled, the protocol ignores all hardware and software host
handshake responses. In addition, in the No Handshake mode, the LH SeriesWorkstation
does not send a SYN prior to transmitting the data. CTS is always used to indicate that a Host
is MS and turned on.

NOTE: The option to turn off handshaking is suppoprted for backward compatibility. This is
not recommended as it has been shown to cause problems at slower baud rates that may
result in corrupted or last data (during high volume times).

Data Block Structure

Byte # # of bytes
1 STX 1 byte
2 BLK NBR MS CHAR 1 byte
3 BLK NBR LS CHAR 1 byte
4 DATA BYTES

256 (128) C
• bytes R
C

259 (131)
260 (132) CRC MSB MS CHAR 1 byte
261 (133) CRC MSB LS CHAR 1 byte
262 (134) CRC LSB MS CHAR 1 byte
263 (135) CRC LSB LS CHAR 1 byte
264 (136) ETX 1 byte

Each data block is framed with a Start Of Text(STX = 02H) and an End Of Text(ETX =03H)
control character.

The next two bytes after STX have the Current Block Sequence Number(BLK NBR) in ASCII
starting with the number 1(MS byte = 30H, LS byte = 31H, to give ‘01’) for the first block. The
block number of the last block must equal the Block Count sent at the beginning of the
transmission.

Every data block will have either 128 or 256 bytes (whichever is chosen). If there is
insufficient data to fill a block, it will be padded with space characters (last block
transmitted).

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The CRC for the block’s data is calculated by the workstation and sent as the last four bytes of
the block before the ETX in the ASCII format shown above. The Most Significant Byte (MSB)
is generated as a Most Significant and Least Significant ASCII character (MS and LS CHAR).
The same is true for the Least Significant Byte (LSB).

The algorithm used to calculate the CRC for each block is a modified CCITT CRC16. CRC is
only calculated on the data bytes.

Chapter 7 details the CRC algorithm and includes application notes for implementing the
algorithm in both C and assembly language.

Group Definition Locator Table


Table 4.1 lists the group names for each format.
Table 4.1 Group Definition Locator

Group 1G.1 + Retics, Group LH 750 ,


Group Name Number Heading 4.2 Number Heading 4.3
General Information 1 X 1 X
CBC Parameters 2 X 2 X
DIFF Count Parameters 3 X 3 X
DIFF Percent Parameters 4 X 4 X
Comment 5 X 5 X
Definitive Flags 6 X
Suspect Flags 7 X
Conditional Flags 8 X
Other Flags 9 X
Flags 6 X
Demographics 7 X 10 X
DF1 DataPlot 8 X 11
DF2 DataPlot 9 X 12
DIFF (VCS) Histogram 10 X 13
RBC Histogram 11 X 14 X
PLT Histogram 12 X 15 X
RETICS Parameters 13 X 16 X
DF5 LS DataPlot 14 X 17
DF6 OP DataPlot 15 X 18
RETICS Histogram 16 X 19
WBC Threshold 26 X
WBC Threshold Full Histogram 27 X
DIFF Latex Parameters 31 X
RETIC Latex Parameters 32 X
Control Information 34 X
Control CBC Parameters 35 X
Control DIFF Count Parameters 36 X
Control DIFF Percent Parameters 37 X
Control RETICS Parameters 38 X
DIFF graphics 50 X
Retic graphics 51 X
Research Population Data ~ 52

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Research Suspect Messages ~ 53
X in 1G.1 + Retics column = Described under Heading 4.2, STKS 1G.1 + Retics Format.
X in LH 750 Workstation column = Described under Heading 4.3, LH 750 Workstation Format.
~ LH 780 Only

4.2 1G.1 + RETICS FORMAT


Message Structure
The Presentation deals with the high level format of the message. The data bytes of the
transmission blocks, when collected together, exhibit the following high level format.

PREAMBLE GROUP x1 • • • GROUP xn POSTAMBLE

Preamble
The preamble marks the beginning of a message.

C L C L C L C L C L C L C L
R F R F R F R F R F R F - - - - - - - - - - - - - - R F

Group

D FIELD C L FIELD C L • • • • FIELD C L


C COUNT R F 1 R F N R F
1

The DC1 (11H) character marks the beginning of a Group. There is no relationship between
the order in which the groups are defined in the following sections and the order in which
they appear after the preamble. Groups will never be omitted.

Each Group contains a DC1 (11H) character, marking the beginning of the section, a two
character field count and a variable number of fields each ending with a CR (0DH) and an LF
(0AH).

Note: When there are no data for a Group, the Group will appear as follows:

D C L
C 0 0 R F
1

Field Count
Each Group has a Field Count which identifies the number of fields contained within the
Group. Valid field counts can be from 0-255. The field count uses two characters to give the
ASCII representation of the hexadecimal value.

MS LS Two-byte ASCII representation of Hex


CHAR CHAR value between 00 and FF (0 to 255)

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The field count will reflect the total number of fields transmitted within the Group. The field
count will always be the sum of CR/LF pairs within the Group minus one.

Fields
Each Group is made up of variable length fields which may or may not be padded with
SP (20H) characters. A field may have a variable length tag preceding the data separated with
one SP (20H) character. The data portion of a field will only contain ASCII characters in the
range of 20H to 7EH inclusive. Chapter 6 tabulates the valid ASCII characters. Fields are
separated by a CR (0DH) and an LF (0AH) character.

Note: A field's position within a Group must not be used to identify it. Fields within a Group
may appear in any order or may be omitted. The CR/LF should be used to find a field and the
Tag used to identify it.

The syntax for the Data Format of a field is:

A - Alpha characters (a..z and A..Z and space) or (61H..7AH and 41H..5AH and 20H)
N - Numeric characters (0..9 and + - .) or (30H..39H and 2BH 2DH 2EH)
X - Printable characters (20H..7EH)
Sep - Separator one or more SP characters
SP Space (ASCII 20H). Please note that all field transmissions will
include a SP between the tag and data format (this will be implied
in the following sections), as illustrated below:

Tag Sep Data Format


T I M E N N : N N : N N

Postamble

D C L C L C L
C R F R F - - - - - - - - - - - - - - R F
1

The postamble marks the end of the current message. There are 16 groups defined in the
current implementation of the “STKS 1G.1 + Retics” format. Future revisions may include
additional groups. Any future additions will not disrupt the numbering of the groups as
presently defined.

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Group Definition

Table 4.2 lists the groups supported by the 1G.1 + Retics format.
Table 4.2 Group Definition: 1G.1 + Retics

Group
Number Group Name 1G.1 +Retics
1 General Information X
2 CBC Parameters X
3 DIFF Count Parameters X
4 DIFF Percent Parameters X
5 Comments X
6 Flags X
7 Demographics X
8 DF1 DataPlot *
9 DF2 DataPlot *
10 DIFF (VCS) Histogram *
11 RBC Histogram X
12 PLT Histogram X
13 Retic Parameter X
14 DF5 DataPlot *
15 DF6 DataPlot *
16 Retic Histogram *
X = Supported by the LH 750, STKS 1G.1 + Retics ” format.
* = Not supported the LH 750 “STKS 1G.1 + Retics ” format. The Group is transmitted with a field count of 00.

General Information Group Fields


Table 4.3 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of General Information
Group transmissions.

Table 4.3 General Information -- Group 1

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Run Date C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Run Time C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
ID #1 C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
ID #2 C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Cassette/Position C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Sequence Number C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
1E Cassette/Position C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
ID #1 Status C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Cassette/Position Status C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R

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Table 4.3 General Information -- Group 1

ToDo List Status C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
.

Run Date Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D A T E N N / N N / N N 9 bytes Date output is
month/day/year, regardless
of the system date
configuration.

Run Time Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


T I M E N N : N N : N N 12 bytes Time output is on 24 hours,
regardless of the system
time configuration. Time
ouput is
hours:minutes:seconds..

ID #1 Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


I D 1 X X X • • • X X X X X 16 bytes SAMPLE ID

ID #2 Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


I D 2 X X X • • • X X X X X 16 characters Concatenation of Patient
last and first name
separated by a comma
and a space. Only the
first 16 characters of the
concatenated string are
transmitted.
Example: “Doe, John.”

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Cassette/Position Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


C A S S / P O S X X X X / X X 8 bytes CASS/POS output is
cassette
number/cassette
position.
‘SECONDA’ - Manual
sampling mode.

Sequence Number:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S E Q U E N C E X X X X X X 7 characters Sequence Number

1E Cassette/Position Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


1 E C / P A X X X X X X 8 bytes Date Values:
‘S’ - Manual sampling
mode
‘ ’ - Automatic sampling
mode.

ID #1 Status Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


I D 1 S T A T U S A 2 bytes Data Values:
‘P’ - positive ID.
‘E’ - edited ID.
‘ ‘ - not edited and not
positive ID.
‘N’ - Auto-numbered.
Precedence order is
‘E’, ‘N’, ‘P’ and ‘ ‘.

Cassette/Position Status Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


C / P S T A T U S A 2 bytes Data Values:
‘P’ - positive ID.
‘E’ - edited ID.
‘ ‘ - not edited and not
positive ID.
Precedence order is: ‘E,
‘P’ and ‘ ‘.

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ToDo List Status:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


W L S T A T U S A A A A A A A A 9 bytes See note below.*

*Data Values:
‘GOOD’ = O.K. (Complete)
‘PART ASP’ = Partial aspiration
‘NO READ’ = Bar code not read
‘NO MATCH’ = Match not found in ToDo list
‘ ’ (20H) = Primary ID is cassette position and sample ID does not match preassigned ID

Note: On Japanese and Chinese systems, if the “Enable DBCS Transmission” option is
enabled, the characters may be in combination of single and double byte characters, using the
DBCS format.

CBC Parameter Group Fields


Table 4.4 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of CBC Parameter
Group transmissions

Table 4.4 CBC Parameters -- Group 2

Field Name Test Type 1G.1 + Retics


WBC C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
RBC C, CD, CDR, CR, R†, Edited X
HGB C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
HCT C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
MCV C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
MCH C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
MCHC C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
RDW C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
PLT C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
PCT C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
MPV C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
PDW C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited X
X = Supported by the LH 750, “STKS 1G.1 + Retics” format.
†For “Retic only” samples, only the RBC parameter is applicable. If the RBC parameter value is not
available, then it will not be transmitted and this group will have a field count of 00.

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Each field in the CBC Parameters Group will have the following format:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A A X X X X X X A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format” column.

6 char numeric 3 char flag


data max. data max.

Result Format:**

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH SeriesWorkstation.

Numeric Data: **

If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following: Flag Data: **

Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation
+++++ Parameter overrange
----- Parameter voteout

The flag data characters for the CBC Parameter Group Fields are as follows in Table 4.5.
Table 4.5 lists all the possible flags generated on the LH Series Workstation and how they
translate to the STKS “1G.1 + Retics” format.

Table 4.5 Flag Data for CBC Parameter Group Fields

STKS 1G.1 Formats


Translation
Comments (3 characters)
Review parameter. R
Exceeds reference interval high limit H
Exceeds reference interval low limit L
Exceeds action high limit H
Exceeds action low limit L
Exceeds critical high limit H
Exceeds critical low limit L
Operator edited result E
Recalculated result from edited result e
MCV threshold failure * R
Delta check failed
Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled R
Result exceeds linearity
Single aperture voteout R

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Table 4.5 Flag Data for CBC Parameter Group Fields

Result calculated from Single Aperture R


Voteout
* = Not supported by the “STKS 1G.1 + Retics“ format.

DIFF Count Parameter Group Fields


Table 4.6 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of DIFF Count
Parameter Group transmissions.
Table 4.6 DIFF Count Parameters -- Group 3

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


LY# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
MO# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
NE# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
EO# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
BA# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited

This group is applicable to “CBC/DIFF” and “CBC/DIFF/Retic” sample runs. For all other
sample runs, this group will have a field count of 00.

Each field in the DIFF Count Parameters Group will have the following format:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A A X X X X X X A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
6 char numeric 3 char flag
data max. data max.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data: **

If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments

..... Incomplete computation

::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)

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????? Invalid data: could not calculate DIFF#.


+++++ WBC parameter overrange or sum of DIFF# parameters is greater than 500.0 x
106 cells/µL (whole blood) or sum of DIFF# parameters is greater than 600.0 x
106 cells/µL (predilute).

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the DIFF Count Parameter Group fields are as follows in
Table 4.7:

Table 4.7 Flag Data for Diff Count Parameter Group Fields

STKS 1G.1 Formats


Translation
Comments (3 characters)
Review parameter: WBC threshold failure R
or WBC exceeds linearity or sum of
DIFF% results exceeds 100.
Exceeds reference interval high limit H
Exceeds reference interval low limit L
Exceeds action high limit H
Exceeds action low limit L
Exceeds critical high limit H
Exceeds critical low limit L
Operator edited result E
Recalculated result from edited result e
Parameter value exceeds Delta check
limits
Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled R
Result exceeds linearity

DIFF Percent Parameter Group Fields


Table 4.8 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of DIFF Percent
Parameter Group transmissions.
Table 4.8 DIFF Percent Parameters -- Group 4

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


LY% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
MO% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
NE% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
EO% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
BA% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited

This group is applicable to “CBC/DIFF” and “CBC/DIFF/Retics” sample runs. For all other
sample runs, this group will have a field count of 00.

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Each field in the DIFF Percent Parameters Group will have the following format:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A A X X X X X X A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
6 char numeric 3 char flag
data max. data max.

Result Format:**

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data: **

If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation
::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)
+++++ Sum of DIFF% parameter results is not equal to 100% +0.1, or DIFF# parameters is
greater than 600.0 x 106 cells/µL (predilute).

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the DIFF Percent Parameter Group fields will be as follows in
Table 4.9:

Table 4.9 Flag Data for DIFF Percent Parameter Group Fields

STKS 1G.1 Formats


Translation
Comments (3 characters)
Review parameter R
Exceeds reference interval high limit H
Exceeds reference interval low limit L
Exceeds action high limit H
Exceeds action low limit L
Exceeds critical high limit H
Exceeds critical low limit L
Operator edited result E
Recalculated result from edited result e
Delta check failed

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Table 4.9 Flag Data for DIFF Percent Parameter Group Fields

Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled R


Result exceeds linearity

Comment Group Fields


Table 4.10 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Comment Group
transmissions.
Table 4.10 Comment -- Group 5

Field Name Test Type 1G.1 + Retics LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Comment C, CD, C, CD, C, CD, C, CD, C, CD, R
CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R

The Comment Group can have a variable number of fields which consist of a variable number
of characters. Each Comment field is made up of an ASCII string identifying the appropriate
flag.

Data Format Data Length Comments


X X X X X X X X • • • X X X X X X X 64 characters
maximum

Note: On Japanese and Chinese systems, if the “Enable DBCS Transmission” option is
enabled, the characters may be in combination of single and double byte characters, using the
DBCS format.

Flag Group Fields


Table 4.11 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Flag Group
transmissions.
Table 4.11 Flag -- Group 6

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Variable C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R

Note: This group will always be transmitted and will only be sent once per sample
transmission.

The Flag Group can have a variable number of fields that consist of a variable number of
bytes. There are no Tags associated with a Flag field. Each Flag field is made up of an ASCII
string identifying the appropriate flag.

Data Format Data Length Comments


X X X X X X X X • • • X X X X X X X Variable

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Table 4.12 lists all the possible flags generated on the LH Series Workstation and how they
translate to the “STKS 1G.1 + Retics” format. For example, a Low Event # suspect flag
message in LH 750 format is a Review message and an Abnormal WBC Pop message in “STKS
1G.1 + Retics ” format.

Table 4.12 LH 750 Workstation/STKS 1G.1 + Retics Messages

LH Series Workstation Message STKS 1G.1 + Retics

Suspect Flags
Low Event # Review Slide Abnormal WBC Pop
Verify Diff Review Slide Abnormal WBC Pop
Ne Blasts Blasts Abnormal WBC Pop
Ly Blasts Blasts Abnormal WBC Pop
Mo Blasts Blasts Abnormal WBC Pop
Imm. NE 1 Imm Grans/Bands 1 Abnormal WBC Pop
Imm. NE 2 Imm Grans/Bands 2 Abnormal WBC Pop
Variant LY Variant Lymphs Abnormal WBC Pop
NRBC NRBCs Abnormal RBC Pop
WBC Interference (N/A) (N/A)
RBC Interference (N/A) (N/A)
Dimorphic Reds Dimorphic RBC Pop Abnormal RBC Pop
Red Cell Agglutination RBC Agglutination Abnormal RBC Pop
Verify Retic (N/A) Verify Retic
Abnormal Retic Pattern (N/A) (N/A)
Platelet Clumps Platelet Clumps Abnormal PLT Pop
Giant Platelets Giant Platelets Abnormal PLT Pop
WBC Exceeds Linearity (N/A) (N/A)
Definitive Flags
Leukopenia Leukopenia Abnormal WBC Pop
Leukocytosis Leukocytosis Abnormal WBC Pop
Neutropenia % Neutropenia % Abnormal WBC Pop
Neutropenia # Neutropenia # Abnormal WBC Pop
Neutrophilia % Neutrophilia % Abnormal WBC Pop
Neutrophilia # Neutrophilia # Abnormal WBC Pop
Lymphopenia % Lymphopenia % Abnormal WBC Pop
Lymphopenia # Lymphopenia # Abnormal WBC Pop
Lymphocytosis % Lymphocytosis % Abnormal WBC Pop
Lymphocytosis # Lymphocytosis # Abnormal WBC Pop
Monocytosis % Monocytosis % Abnormal WBC Pop

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Table 4.12 LH 750 Workstation/STKS 1G.1 + Retics Messages (Continued)

LH Series Workstation Message STKS 1G.1 + Retics


Monocytosis # Monocytosis # Abnormal WBC Pop
Eosinophilia % Eosinophilia % Abnormal WBC Pop
Eosinophilia # Eosinophilia # Abnormal WBC Pop
Basophilia % Basophilia % Abnormal WBC Pop
Basophilia # Basophilia # Abnormal WBC Pop
Anemia Anemia Abnormal RBC Pop
Anisocytosis Anisocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
1+ Anisocytosis 1+ Anisocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
2+ Anisocytosis 2+ Anisocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
3+ Anisocytosis 3+ Anisocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
Microcytosis Microcytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
1+ Microcytosis 1+ Microcytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
2+ Microcytosis 2+ Microcytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
3+ Microcytosis 3+ Microcytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
Macrocytosis Macrocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
1+ Macrocytosis 1+ Macrocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
2+ Macrocytosis 2+ Macrocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
3+ Macrocytosis 3+ Macrocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
Hypochromia Hypochromia Abnormal RBC Pop
1+ Hypochromia 1+ Hypochromia Abnormal RBC Pop
2+ Hypochromia 2+ Hypochromia Abnormal RBC Pop
3+ Hypochromia 3+ Hypochromia Abnormal RBC Pop
(N/A) 1+ Poikilocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
(N/A) 2+ Poikilocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
(N/A) 3+ Poikilocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
Erythrocytosis Erythrocytosis Abnormal RBC Pop
Pancytopenia Pancytopenia Abnormal WBC Pop and
Abnormal RBC Pop and
Abnormal PLT Pop
Reticulocytosis (N/A) (N/A)
Thrombocytopenia Thrombocytopenia Abnormal PLT Pop
Thrombocytosis Thrombocytosis Abnormal PLT Pop
Small Platelets Small Platelets Abnormal PLT Pop
Large Platelets Large Platelets Abnormal PLT Pop
H&H Check Failed (N/A) (N/A)

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LH Series Workstation Message STKS 1G.1 + Retics

Parameter Flags

..... ..... Abnormal WBC Pop and/or


Abnormal RBC Pop and/or
Abnormal PLT Pop and/or
Verify Retic
+++++ +++++ Abnormal WBC Pop and/or
Abnormal RBC Pop and/or
Abnormal PLT Pop
----- ----- Abnormal WBC Pop and/or
Abnormal RBC Pop and/or
Abnormal PLT Pop and/or
Verify Retic
????? ????? Abnormal WBC Pop and/or
Abnormal RBC Pop and/or
Abnormal PLT Pop and/or
Verify Retic
::::: ::::: Abnormal WBC Pop and/or
Abnormal RBC Pop and/or
Abnormal PLT Pop and/or
Verify Retic
R R (N/A)
H H (N/A)
L L (N/A)
E E Edited Data
e e Edited Data
D (N/A) (N/A)
+ +++++ Abnormal WBC Pop and/or
Abnormal RBC Pop and/or
Abnormal PLT Pop and/or
Verify Retic
Other Flags
Edited Data Edited Data (N/A)
Preliminary Report Preliminary Report (N/A)
Additional Test Report (N/A) (N/A)
Incomplete Collation Collate Failed (N/A)
SYSTEM ALARM (N/A) (N/A)
Completed Report (N/A) (N/A)
Blood Detector Disabled (N/A) (N/A)
Sample validated (N/A) (N/A)

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LH Series Workstation Message STKS 1G.1 + Retics


Sample not validated (N/A) (N/A)
AutoValidated (N/A) (N/A)

STKS Messages
PCT IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES
PDW IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES

Note: These flags will be produced only for the research parameters that are transmitted.

Demographics Group Fields


Table 4.13 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Demographics
Group transmissions.

Table 4.13 Demographics -- Group 7

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Date of Birth C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
User Field #1 C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
User Field #2 C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
User Field #3 C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Sex C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Location C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Physician C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
User Date C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
User Time C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R

Note: This group will be transmitted only once per sample transmission.

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Date of Birth Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


B I R T H N N / N N / N N N N 11 bytes Date of birth output
is month/day/year,
regardless of the
system date
configuration.
The Date Of Birth
Year is Always 4
Characters.

User Field #1:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U F 1 X X • • • X X X 17 characters

User Field #2:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U F 2 X X • • • X X X 17 characters

User Field #3:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U F 3 X X • • • X X X 17 characters

Sex Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S E X A 2 bytes Data Value:
‘M’ Male
‘F’ Female
‘ ’ (20H) Unknown

Location Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


L O C A T I O N X X X • • • X X 17 characters

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Physician Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P H Y S I C I A N X X X • • • X X X 22 characters Concatenation of
Physician last and
first name separated
by a comma and a
space. Only the first
22 characters of the
concatenated string
are transmitted.
Example: “Smith,
Peter.”

User Date Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U D A T E N N / N N / N N 9 bytes Sample Drawn Date.
Output format is
month/day/year,
regardless of the
system date
configuration.

User Time Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U T I M E N N : N N : N N 9 bytes Sample Drawn Time.
Output is on 24
hours, regardless of
the system time
configuration.
Time output is
hours:minutes:
seconds.

Note: On Japanese and Chinese systems, if the “Enable DBCS Transmission” option is
enabled, the characters may be in combination of single and double byte characters, using the
DBCS format.

DF1 DataPlot Group Fields


The 1G.1 + Retics format does not support transmission of this group. This group will be
transmitted with field count of 00.

DF2 DataPlot Group Fields


The 1G.1 + Retics format does not support transmission of this group. This group will be
transmitted with field count of 00.

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DIFF (VCS) Histogram Group Fields
The 1G.1 + Retics format does not support transmission of this group. This group will be
transmitted with field count of 00.

RBC Histogram Group Fields


Table 4.14 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of RBC Histogram
Group Field transmissions.
Table 4.14 RBC Histogram -- Group 11

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


RBC Histogram C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD

If RBC histogram graphic transmission is disabled, this group is transmitted with a field of 00.

RBC Histogram Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R B C H H H H • • • H H H 512 bytes See Chapter 8 for
graphic
reconstruction.

PLT Histogram Group Fields


Table 4.15 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of PLT Histogram
Group Field transmissions.
Table 4.15 PLT Histogram -- Group 12

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


PLT Histogram C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
PLT Fit Histogram C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD

If PLT histogram graphic transmission is disabled, this group is transmitted with a field of 00.

Note: When the PLT histogram graphic transmission is enabled the data in the PLTF field is
always sent. Ignore the data sent in the PLTF field if an R flag is present for the PLT parameter
sent in the CBC Parameter Group.

PLT Histogram Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P L T H H H H • • • H H H 256 bytes See Chapter 8 for
graphic
reconstruction.

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PLT Fit Histogram Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P L T F H H H • • • H H H 512 bytes See Chapter 8 for
graphic
reconstruction.

RETIC Parameters Group Fields


Table 4.16 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of RETIC Parameters
Group Field transmissions.

Table 4.16 RETIC Parameters -- Group 13

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Retic Run Date CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R R
Retic Run Time CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R R
Retic ID CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R R
Retic Cassette Position CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R R
RET% CDR, CR, R, CDR, CR, R, CDR, CR, R, R, Edited
Edited Edited Edited
RET# CDR, CR, R, CDR, CR, R, CDR, CR, R, R, Edited
Edited Edited Edited
MRV CDR, CR, R, CDR, CR, R, CDR, CR, R, R, Edited
Edited Edited Edited
MI (now called IRF) CDR, CR, R, CDR, CR, R, CDR, CR, R, R, Edited
Edited Edited Edited

Retic Run Date Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R E T D A T E N N / N N / N N 9 bytes Retic Run Date. Output is
month/day/year, regardless
of the system time
configuration.
Note: In the case of a
“CBC/Retic” or
“CBC/Diff/Retic” sample
run, the Date and Time of
the General Information
group are duplicated in the
RETDATE and RETTIME
fields.

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Retic Run Time Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R E T T I M E N N : N N : N N 9 bytes Retic Run Time. Output is
on 24 hours, regardless of
the system time
configuration. Time output
is hours:minutes:seconds.
Note: In the case of a
“CBC/Retic” or
“CBC/Diff/Retic” sample
run, the Date and Time of
the General Information
group are duplicated in the
RETDATE and RETTIME
fields.

Retic ID Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R I D X X • • • X X X 17 bytes See Note**

**Note: In the case of a “CBC/Retic” or “CBC/DIFF/Retic” sample run, the Sample ID


transmitted in the ID1 field is duplicated in this field.

Retic Cassette/Position Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R C A S S / P O S X X X X / X X 8 bytes This field only applies
to the 1G.1+ Retics
host transmission
protocol.

Retic Parameter Results Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A A X X X X X X A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
6 char numeric 3 char flag
data max. data max.

Result Format:**

1. The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit
criteria selected on the LH Series Workstation.

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Numeric Data: **

If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation
::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)
????? Invalid data: could not calculate RET#.
+++++ Retic parameter result overrange
RET# > 999.9 x 106cells/µL
RET% > 100%

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the Retic Parameter Group fields will be as follows in Table 4.17:

Table 4.17 Flag Data for Retic Parameter Group Fields

LH 750 Workstation Comments STKS 1G.1 + Retics


Review parameter R
Exceeds reference interval high limit H
Exceeds reference interval low limit L
Exceeds action high limit H
Exceeds action low limit L
Exceeds critical high limit H
Exceeds critical low limit L
Operator edited result E
Recalculated result from edited result e
Delta check failed
Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled R
Result exceeds linearity

If a Retic parameter is disabled, results for that parameter will NOT be transmitted. The IRF
parameter result is transmitted with the label MI for backward compatibility reasons.

DF5 LS DataPlot Group Fields


1G.1 + Retics format does not support transmission of this group. This group will be
transmitted with field count of 00.

DF6 OP DataPlot Group Fields


1G.1 + Retics format does not support transmission of this group. This group will be
transmitted with field count of 00.

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RETIC Histogram Group
1G.1 + Retics format does not support transmission of this group. This group will be
transmitted with field count of 00.

4.3 LH 750 WORKSTATION FORMAT


Message Structure
The Presentation deals with the high level format of the message. The data bytes of the
transmission blocks, when collected together, exhibit the following high level format.

PREAMBLE TRANSMISSION IDENTIFICATION TEST a IDENTIFICATION GROUP x1 • • • • GROUP xn • • •


• • • •

• • • TESTz IDENTIFICATION GROUP x1 • • • • GROUP xn POSTAMBLE


• • • •

Preamble: The preamble marks the beginning of a message.

C L C L C L C L C L C L C L
R F R F R F R F R F R F - - - - - - - - - - - - - - R F

Transmission Identification:

S TRANSMISSION C L TRANSMISSION C L TRANSMISSION C L


TEST R F TEST R F OOO TEST R F
COUNT 1 N

The ASCII character "S" marks the beginning of the transmission.

TRANSMISSION TEST COUNT defines the number of tests that will be transmitted in this
particular transmission. Not all Test Types are sent in all transmissions.

Each Transmission Test is identified by the order in which it appears after the preamble. The
transmission test will never be transmitted out of order.

The Transmission Tests are up to 32 characters long. Table 4.18 lists the available
Transmission Tests and Test IDs by Test Type.
Table 4.18 Transmission Tests and Test IDs by Test Type

Test Type Transmission Tests Test IDs


C “CBC” “CBC”
CD “CBC”, “DIFF” “CBC”, “DIFF”
R “RETIC” “RETIC”
CR “CBC”, “RETIC” “CBC”, “RETIC”
CDR “CBC”, “DIFF”, “RETIC” “CBC”, “DIFF”, “RETIC”
C & CD Control “5CC” “CBC”, “DIFF”
R Control “RETICC” “RETIC”
CR Control “RETICC” “CBC”, “RETIC”
CDR Control “RETICC” “CBC”, “DIFF”, “RETIC”
CD Latex “DLATEX” “CBC”, “DIFF”

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Table 4.18 Transmission Tests and Test IDs by Test Type


CDR Latex “LATEXC” “CBC”, “DIFF”, “RETIC”
Retic Latex “RLATEX” “RETIC”

Currently only manually entered data is transmitted.

Test Identification:

T TEST C L GROUP C L
ID R F COUNT R F

The ASCII character "T" marks the beginning of a test identification.

TEST ID, see Table 4.18.

GROUP COUNT defines the number of groups of data in this particular TEST Identification.

Group:

G GROUP C L FIELD C L FIELD C L FIELD C L


NUMBER R F COUNT R F 1 R F • • • • N R F

The ASCII character "G" marks the beginning of a group. A group follows the test
identification fields.

GROUP NUMBER defines the group number. See Group Definition.

FIELD COUNT defines the number of fields in a particular group. See Field Count.

FIELD defines a field within a group. See Fields.

Note: When there is no data for a Group, the Group will not be sent.

Test Type Count:


The transmission identification section has a Test Type Count that identifies the number of
tests contained within the transmission. Valid test type count can be from 0-255. The test type
count uses two characters to give the ASCII representation of the hexadecimal value.

MS LS Two-byte ASCII representation of Hex


CHAR CHAR value between 00 and FF (0 to 255)

Group Count:
Each test identification has a Group Count that identifies the number of groups contained
within the test. Valid group counts can be from 0-255. The group count uses two characters
to give the ASCII representation of the hexadecimal value.

MS LS Two-byte ASCII representation of Hex


CHAR CHAR value between 00 and FF (0 to 255)

Group Number:
Each group identifier has a Group Number that identifies the group number contained within

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the group identifier. Valid group number can be from 0-255. The group number uses two
characters to give the ASCII representation of the hexadecimal value.

MS LS Two-byte ASCII representation of Hex


CHAR CHAR value between 00 and FF (0 to 255)

Field Count:
Each Group has a Field Count that identifies the number of fields contained within the
Group. Valid field counts can be from 0-255. The field count uses two characters to give the
ASCII representation of the hexadecimal value.

MS LS Two-byte ASCII representation of Hex


CHAR CHAR value between 00 and FF (0 to 255)

Fields:
Each Group is made up of variable length fields which may or may not be padded with SP
(20H), or HT (09H) characters. A field may have a variable length tag preceding the data,
separated by one SP (20H) character. Please note that all field transmissions will include a SP
between the tag and data format (this will be implied in the following sections), as illustrated
below:

Tag Sep Data Format


T I M E N N : N N : N N

The data portion of a field will only contain ASCII characters in the range of 20H to 7EH
inclusive. Heading 6.2, VALID HOST COMMUNICATIONS ASCII CODES identifies the valid
ASCII characters. Fields are separated with a CR (0DH) and an LF (0AH) character.

Note: A field's position within a Group must not be used to identify it. Fields within a Group
may appear in any order or may be omitted. The CR/LF should be used to find fields and the
Tag used to identify it.

ALL FIELDS ARE OF MAXIMUM 32 CHARACTERS LONG UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

The following abbreviations are used to describe the fields:

SEP - one SP (20H) character.

The syntax for the Data Format of a field is:

A - Alpha characters (a..z and A..Z and space) or (61H..7AH and 41H..5AH and 20H)
N - Numeric characters (0..9 and + - .) or (30H..39H and 2BH 2DH 2EH)
X - Printable characters (20H..7EH)
H - Hexadecimal (0..9 and A..F)
characters
O - Other characters (CR and LF) or (0DH and 0AH)

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Postamble:

C L C L C L
R F R F - - - - - - - - - - - - - - R F

The postamble marks the end of the current message.

There are 24 groups defined in the current implementation of the LH 750 Workstation
Format. Future revisions of LH Series Workstation may include additional groups. Any future
additions will not disrupt the order of the groups as currently defined.

Group Definition
The abbreviations used to identify tests the group applies to are:

C CBC
D DIFF
R RETICS

Table 4-19 lists the groups transmitted under 2A, 3A, GEN•S, and LH 750 Workstation
formats.
Table 4.19 Transmitted Groups

Group Number Group Name Tests LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


1 General Information C D R X, * X, * X, *
2 CBC Parameters C X X X
3 DIFF Count Parameters D X X X
4 DIFF Percent Parameters D X X X
5 Comments C D R X, * X, * X, *
6 Definitive Flags C D R X, * X, * X, *
7 Suspect Flags C D R X, * X, * X, *
8 Conditional Flags C D R X, * X, * X, *
9 Other Flags C D R X, * X, * X, *
10 Demographics C D R X, * X, * X, *
14 RBC Histograms C X X X
15 PLT Histograms C X X X
16 RETIC Parameters R X X X
26 WBC Threshold C X X X
27 WBC Threshold Full Histogram C X X X
31 DIFF Latex Parameters D X X X
32 Retic Latex Parameters R X X X
34 Control Information C D R X X X
35 Control CBC Parameters C X X X
36 Control DIFF Count Parameters D X X X

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Table 4.19 Transmitted Groups

Group Number Group Name Tests LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


37 Control DIFF Percent D X X X
Parameters
38 Control Retics Parameters R X X X
50 DIFF Graphics D X X X
51 Retic Graphics R X X X
53 Research Suspect Messages C D R X,
54 Research Population Data D R X,
X = Supported by the LH 700 Seriies, Workstation format.
* = Indicates that group information will not be repeated with every test.

Details of Group fields are defined in the following sections.

General Information Group Fields


Table 4.20 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of General Information
transmissions.

Table 4.20 General Information -- Group 1

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Run Date C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Run Time C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Sample Age C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Sample ID C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Pre Assigned Sample ID C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Cassette / Position C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Pre Assigned Cassette / Position C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Sample ID Status C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Cassette / Position Status C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Sample Status C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Instrument ID C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Operator ID C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Dilution Factor C ~C C C
Body Fluid C ~C C
Stat C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R
~ = New for the LH 750 Workstation format.

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Run Date Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D A T E N N / N N / N N 8 bytes Run Date.
Output is
month/day/year,
regardless of the
system date
configuration.

Run Time Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


T I M E N N : N N : N N 8 bytes Run Time. Output is on
24 hours, regardless of
the system time
configuration. Time
output is
hours:minutes:seconds.

Sample Age Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S A N N N N : N N : N N 11 bytes Age of sample at run
time. Format is DD
HH:MM:SS. Computed
from Draw Date and
Draw Time. This field
will not appear if draw
date and time are invalid
or after run date and
time.

Sample ID Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


I D 1 X X X • • • X X X X X 16 bytes Bar code read on tube
by instrument at
aspiration time, entered
on the Diluter keypad
for Manual mode
aspiration, or ID
generated by
Auto-numbering
feature.

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Pre Assigned Sample ID Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P I D 1 X X X • • • X X X 16 bytes PRE ASSIGNED
SAMPLE ID

Cassette/Position Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


C A S S P O S A C C C C P P 7 bytes CASS/POS output is
cassette number (‘C’)/
cassette position (‘P’).
Data values for 'A' are:
‘A’ for Automatic.
‘M’ for Manual.

Pre-Assigned Cassette/Position Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P C A S S P O S C C C C P P 6 bytes CASS/POS entered
through ToDo list.
Format is cassette
number (‘C’)/ cassette
position (‘P’). The
sample mode is not
specified at
preassignment time.

Sample ID Status Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


I D 1 S T A T U S A 1 byte Data Values:
‘P’ - positive ID
‘E’ - edited ID
‘N’ - Auto-numbered
ID
‘ ’ (20H) - not edited,
not auto-numbered and
not part of positive
identification scheme.
Precedence order is: ‘E’,
‘N’, ‘P’ and ‘ ’ (20H).

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Cassette/Position Status Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


C / P S T A T U S A 1 byte Data Values:
‘P’ - positive ID
‘E’ - edited ID
‘ ’ (20H) - not edited and
not part of positive
identification scheme.
Precedence order is: ‘E’,
‘P’ and ‘ ’ (20H).

Sample Status:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S A S T A T U S X X • • • X X X 8 bytes See Table 4.21.

Instrument ID:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


I N S T A A A • • • A A 16 characters Identifies the LH 750
instrument this sample
was run on.

Operator ID:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


O P R A A A • • • A A 14 characters Identifies the user
logged on the LH 750
Workstation at the time
this sample run was
analyzed.

Dilution Factor::

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D F A C T N N N N N 5 bytes Identifies amount by
volume by which
sample is diluted.This
field is always
transmitted. All have the
default value of 1.0
when used. The factor is
applied to transmitted
parameter values.

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Body Fluid::

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


B O D F A A A • • A A A 16 bytes This field is only
transmitted when the
sample is a body fluid
and then only if “Enable
Body Fluid Tag” in
System Setup -
(Communication) is
checked. Current data is
always “Body Fluid”.
The parameters
displayed are WBC, and
RBC.
(For LH 700 Series)

Stat::

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S T A 1 byte Value: “S” indicates the
sample has been
assigned a higher
priority as a “Stat”
(For LH 780 Only)

Table 4.21 Possible Values for Sample Status

Possible Value LH Series Comments


PART ASP X Partial aspiration
NO READ X Bar code not read
NO MATCH X Match not found in ToDo list
MISMATCH X Non positive ID mismatch
INC COL X Incomplete collation
COMPLETE X No ToDo List errors
.

Note: On Japanese and Chinese systems, if the “Enable DBCS Transmission” option is
enabled, the characters may be in combination of single and double byte characters, using the
DBCS format.

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CBC Parameters Group Fields


Table 4.22 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of CBC Parameter
transmissions.

Table 4.22 CBC Parameters -- Group 2

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


WBC C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
RBC C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
HGB C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
HCT C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
MCV C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
MCH C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
MCHC C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
RDW C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
PLT C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
PCT C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
MPV C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
PDW C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, Edited
UWBC C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited
RDWSD C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited
MAF C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited C, CD, CDR, CR, Edited

Each field in the CBC Parameters Group will have the following format:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A • • A X X ••• X X A A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
16 char numeric 4 char flag
data max. data max.
1 char separator min.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data: **

If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation

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+++++ Parameter overrange
----- Parameter voteout

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the CBC Parameter Group Fields are as follows in Table 4.23:

Table 4.23 Flag Data for CBC Parameter Group Fields

LH Series
Workstation Flags
4 (characters) Comments
R Review parameter
H Exceeds reference interval high limit
L Exceeds reference interval low limit
a H Exceeds action high limit
a L Exceeds action low limit
c H Exceeds critical high limit
c L Exceeds critical low limit
E Operator edited result
e Recalculated result from edited result
* MCV threshold failure
D Delta check failed
P Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled
+ Result exceeds linearity
V Single Aperture Voteout (For LH 500 ONLY)
v Result calculated from Single Aperture Voteout (For LH 500 Only)

DIFF Count Parameters Group Fields


Table 4.24 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of DIFF Count
Parameter transmissions.

Table 4.24 DIFF Count Parameters -- Group 3

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


LY# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
MO# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
NE# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
EO# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
BA# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
NRBC# CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited

Each field in the DIFF Count Parameters Group will have the following format:

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NOTE: NRBC# will only be present if the NRBC Suspect Flag was triggered.

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A • • A X X ••• X X A A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
16 char numeric 4 char flag
data max. data max.
1 char separator min.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data: **

If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation
::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)
????? Invalid data: could not calculate DIFF#.
+++++ WBC parameter overrange or sum of DIFF# parameters is greater than 500.0 x
106 cells/µL (whole blood) or sum of DIFF# parameters is greater than 600.0 x
106 cells/µL (diluted).

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the DIFF Count Parameter Group fields are as follows in
Table 4.25:

Table 4.25 Flag Data for DIFF Count Parameter Group Fields

LH Series
Workstation Flags
(4 characters) Comments
R Review parameter: WBC threshold failure or WBC exceeds linearity or sum
of DIFF% results exceeds 100.
H Exceeds reference interval high limit
L Exceeds reference interval low limit
a H Exceeds action high limit
a L Exceeds action low limit
c H Exceeds critical high limit

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Table 4.25 Flag Data for DIFF Count Parameter Group Fields (Continued)

c L Exceeds critical low limit


E Operator edited result
e Recalculated result from edited result
D Parameter value exceeds Delta check limits
P Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled
+ Result exceeds linearity
v Result calculated from Single Aperture Voteout (For LH 500 ONLY)

DIFF Percent Parameters Group Fields


Table 4.26 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of DIFF Percent
Parameter transmissions.
Table 4.26 DIFF Percent Parameters -- Group 4

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


LY% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
MO% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
NE% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
EO% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
BA% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, Edited
NRBC% CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited CD, CDR, Edited

Each field in the DIFF Percent Parameters Group will have the following format

NOTE: NRBC% will only be present if the NRBC Suspect Flag was triggered.

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A • • A X X ••• X X A A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
16 char numeric 4 char flag
data max. data max.
1 char separator min.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data: **

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If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments

..... Incomplete computation

::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)

+++++ Sum of DIFF% parameter results is not equal to 100% +0.1, or DIFF# parameters is
greater than 600.0 x 106 cells/µL (predilute).

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the DIFF Percent Parameter Group fields will be as follows in
Table 4.27:

Table 4.27 Flag Data for DIFF Percent Parameter Group Fields

LH Series
Workstation Flags
(4 characters) Comments
R Review parameter
H Exceeds reference interval high limit
L Exceeds reference interval low limit
a H Exceeds action high limit
a L Exceeds action low limit
c H Exceeds critical high limit
c L Exceeds critical low limit
E Operator edited result
e Recalculated result from edited result
D Delta check failed
P Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled
+ Result exceeds linearity

Comment Group Fields


Table 4.28 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Comment Group
Field transmissions.
Table 4.28 Comment -- Group 5

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Comment C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R

Note: This group will be transmitted only once per sample transmission.

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The Comment Group can have a variable number of fields which consist of a variable number
of bytes. Each Comment field is made up of an ASCII string identifying the appropriate flag.

When WBC correction is performed, the Uncorrected WBC will be printed at the beginning
of the Comments field as UWBC=XXXX. For non-English applications, the UWBC will be
translated into the language being used. (For LH 750 ONLY)

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


C O M M E N T X X X • • • X X X 254 characters STKS format is only
64 characters long.

Note: On Japanese and Chinese systems, if the “Enable DBCS Transmission” option is
enabled, the characters may be in combination of single and double byte characters, using the
DBCS format.

Definitive Flags Group Fields


Table 4.29 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Definitive Flag
transmissions.
Table 4.29 Definitive Flags -- Group 6

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Definitive Flag C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R

Note: This group will always be transmitted and will only be sent once per sample
transmission.

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D E F I N I T X X X • • • X X X Up to 128 See Below.**
bytes

** The possible definitive flags generated on the LH Series Workstation are:

LH Series Workstation Messages


Leukopenia
Leukocytosis
Neutropenia %
Neutropenia #
Neutrophilia %
Neutrophilia #
Lymphopenia %
Lymphopenia #
Lymphocytosis %
Lymphocytosis #
Monocytosis %
Monocytosis #
Eosinophilia %

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LH Series Workstation Messages


Eosinophilia #
Basophilia %
Basophilia #
Anemia
Anisocytosis
1+ Anisocytosis
2+ Anisocytosis
3+ Anisocytosis
Microcytosis
1+ Microcytosis
2+ Microcytosis
3+ Microcytosis
Macrocytosis
1+ Macrocytosis
2+ Macrocytosis
3+ Macrocytosis
Hypochromia
1+ Hypochromia
2+ Hypochromia
3+ Hypochromia
Erythrocytosis
Pancytopenia
Reticulocytosis
Thrombocytopenia
Thrombocytosis
Small Platelets
Large Platelets
H & H Check Failed

Suspect Flags Group Fields


Table 4.30 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Suspect Flag
transmissions.
Table 4.30 Suspect Flags -- Group 7

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Suspect Flag C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R

Note: This group will always be transmitted and will only be sent once per sample
transmission.

Note: When the LH System generates a “Cellular Interference” suspect message, the Host
transmission will replace the message with “WBC Interference”.

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S U S P E C T X X X • • • X X X Up to 128 See Below.**
bytes

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** The possible Suspect flags generated on the LH Series Workstation are:

LH Series Workstation Messages


LH 750 LH 780 LH 500
Low Event # X X X
Verify Diff X X X
Ne Blasts X X X
Ly Blasts X X X
Mo Blasts X X X
Imm. NE 1 X X X
Imm. NE 2 X X X
Variant LY X X X
NRBC X X X
Dimorphic Reds X X X
Red Cell Agglutination X X X
Verify Retic X X X
Abnormal Retic Pattern X X X
Platelet Clumps X X X
Giant Platelets X X X
WBC Interference X X X
RBC Interference X X X
WBC Exceeds Linearity X X X

Conditional Flags Group Fields


Table 4.31 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Conditional Flag
transmissions.
Table 4.31 Conditional Flags -- Group 8

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Conditional Flag C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R

Note: This group will be transmitted with the first test only in each sample transmission.

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


C O N D I T I O N X X X • • • X X X Up to 128 See Below.**
bytes

**The possible Conditional flags generated on the LH Series Workstation are:

LH Series Workstation Messages


Edited Data
Preliminary Report
Additional Test Report
Incomplete Collation
SYSTEM ALARM

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Completed Report
Blood Detector Disabled
Sample validated
Sample not validated
AutoValidated

AutoValidation:

The auto validation flags show the validation status of test requests for a sample on printouts
and within the results transmission. A functional example of the validation codes is
described below.

A specimen is run in CDR mode with a CDR report format requested. Suppose
results are acceptable for CBC and Retic, but not for the Diff (e.g., a Decision
Rule fails, such as “If Blast [suspect flag], Perform Manual Diff”).

Note: The configuration of the Workstation affects the validation messages and
codes.

The CBC and Retic test groups are AUTOVALIDATED, but the Diff group is NOT
VALIDATED. There are two ways to indicate this. A conditional text message
SAMPLE NOT VALIDATED would be transmitted. Additionally, validation
codes C AV, R AV, D NV indicate the status of the individual test groups. The Diff
can later be validated manually, resulting in
SAMPLE VALIDATED, C AV, R AV, D V.

It is possible through use of the report format to have validation messages based on the report
profile (report format). For example, using the scenario above, if a CBC report profile was
requested, validation would be based solely on the results of the CBC group. For a complete
explanation, refer to the LH Series Workstation on-line help.

Validation Flags
AV AutoValidated
NV Not Validated
V Validated (manually)

Validation Codes
C CBC parameter block
D Diff parameter block
H H&H parameter block
R Retic parameter block
W WBC/Hgb/Plt parameter block

One of the conditional text messages below will always be transmitted.

r Sample not validated


r Sample validated
r AutoValidated

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If “Enable Validation Codes” in Sytem Setup - [Communications] is checked (as described in
Heading 3.17, ENABLE VALIDATION CODES), the individual test group validation status
will be transmitted based on the profile selected and test mode run. The following columns
display the possible codes transmitted for the individual groups:

Sample Not Validated Sample Validated AutoValidated


C NV CV C AV
D NV DV D AV
R NV RV R AV
H NV HV H AV
W NV WV W AV

Other Flags Group Fields


Table 4.32 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Other Flag
transmissions.
Table 4.32 Other Flags -- Group 9

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Other Flag C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R

Note: This group will be transmitted only once in each sample transmission.

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


O T H E R X X X • • • X X X Up to 128 See Below.**
bytes

**The other possible flags generated on the LH Series Workstation are:

LH Series Workstation Messages


HLR% IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES (Not used on LH 500)
HLR# IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES (Not used on LH 500)
PCT IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES
PDW IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES
MSCV IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES (Not used on LH 500)
RDWRSD IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES (LH 780 Only)
RDWRCV IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES (LH 780 Only)
RSF IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES (LH 780 Only)
MAF IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES (LH 780 Only)

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LH Series Workstation Messages


RESEARCH SUSPECT MESSAGES (GROUP 53) ARE FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC
PROCEDURES
RESEARCH POPULATION DATA (GROUP 54) ARE FOR RESEARCH ONLY, NOT FOR DIAGNOSTIC
PROCEDURES

Note: These flags will be produced only for the research parameters that are transmitted.

Demographics
Table 4.33 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Demographics
Group Field transmissions.

Table 4.33 Demographics -- Group 10

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Date of Birth C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
User Field #1 C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
User Field #2 C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
User Field #3 C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Sex C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Location C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Physician C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Sample Drawn Date C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Sample Drawn Time C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Patient Identification C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Patient Last Name C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Patient First Name C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Sequence Number C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Number of slides made C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Number of slides requested C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
Report Profile C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
.

Note: This group will be transmitted only once per sample transmission.

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Date of Birth Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


B I R T H N N / N N / N N N N 10 bytes Date of Birth
Output is
month/day/year,
regardless of the
system date
configuration.
The Date Of Birth
Year is Always 4
Characters.

User Field #1:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U F 1 X X X • • • X X X 16 characters

User Field #2:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U F 2 X X X • • • X X X 16 characters

User Field #3:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U F 3 X X X • • • X X X 16 characters

Sex Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S E X A 1 byte Data Value:
‘M’ Male
‘F’ Female
‘U’ or ‘ ‘ Unknown

Location Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


L O C A T I O N X X X • • • X X X 16 characters

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Physician Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P H Y S I C I A N X X X • • • X X X Up to 22 Concatenation of
characters Physician’s last and
first name separated
by a comma and a
space. Example:
“Smith, Peter.”

Sample Drawn Date Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D D N N / N N / N N 8 bytes Sample Drawn Date.
Output is
month/day/year,
regardless of the
system date
configuration.

Sample Drawn Time Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D T N N : N N : N N 8 bytes Sample Drawn Time.
Output is on 24
hours, regardless of
the system time
configuration.
Time output is
hours:minutes
:seconds.

Patient Identification:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P I D X X X • • • X X X 16 characters

Patient Last Name:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P L N X X X • • • X X X 16 characters

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Patient First Name:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P F N X X X • • • X X X 16 characters

Sequence Number:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S E Q U E N C E X X X X X X 6 characters

Number of Slides Made:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S M N 1 byte Indicates how many
slides were made for
that sample on the
LH 750 SlideMaker.
Possible values are: 0 or
1. If 0, this field is not
sent.

Number of Slides Requested:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S R N 1 byte Indicates how many
slides were requested
through preassignment
in the ToDo list for that
sample. Possible values
are: 0 or 1.

Report Profile Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R P N N 2 bytes Report Profile possible
values are from “01" to
"10". Always
transmitted.

Profile Selection:

Data transmission reflects profile selection. Parameters not in the selected


profile will not be transmitted. Test blocks (e.g., CBC, DIFF, etc.) which are not
in the current profile will not be transmitted. If a complete test block is omitted
from the current profile, the General Information Block (for sample
identification) will still be sent.

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Note: On Japanese and Chinese systems, if the “Enable DBCS Transmission” option is
enabled, the characters may be in combination of single and double byte characters, using the
DBCS format.

RBC Histogram Group Fields


Table 4.34 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of RBC Histogram
Group Field transmissions.
Table 4.34 RBC Histogram -- Group 14

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


RBC Histogram C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD

If CBC histograms graphic transmission is disabled, this group will NOT be transmitted.

RBC Histogram Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R B C H H H H • • • H H H 512 bytes See Chapter 8 for
graphic
construction.

PLT Histogram Group Fields


Table 4.35 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of PLT Histogram
Group Field transmissions.
Table 4.35 PLT Histogram -- Group 15

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


PLT Histogram C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
PLT Fit Histogram C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD

If CBC histograms graphic transmission is disabled, this group will NOT be transmitted.

PLT Histogram Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P L T H H H H • • • H H H 256 bytes See Chapter 8 for
graphic
construction.

Note: When the PLT histogram graphic transmission is enabled the data in the PLTF field is
always sent. Ignore the data sent in the PLTF field if an R flag is present for the PLT parameter
sent in the CBC Parameter Group.

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PLT Fit Histogram Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P L T F H H H • • • H H H 512 bytes See Chapter 8 for
graphic
construction.

RETIC Parameters Group Fields


Table 4.36 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of RETIC Parameters
Group Field transmissions.
Table 4.36 RETIC Parameters -- Group 16

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


RET% CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited R, Edited
RET# CDR, CR, Edited CDR, CR, Edited CDR, CR, Edited R w/collated
C or CD, Edited
MRV CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited R, Edited
MSCV CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited
IRF CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited R, Edited
HLR% CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited
HLR# CDR, CR, Edited CDR, CR, Edited CDR, CR, Edited
RDWRSD CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited
RDWRCV CDR, CR, R, Edited CDR, CR, R, Edited
RSF CDR, CR, Edited CDR, CR, Edited

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A • • A X X ••• X X A A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
16 char numeric 4 char flag
data max. data max.
1 char separator min.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data: **

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If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation
::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)
????? Invalid data: could not calculate RET#.
+++++ Retic parameter result overrange
RET# > 999.9 x 106 cells/µL
RET% > 100%

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the Retic Parameter Group fields will be as follows in Table 4.37:

Table 4.37 Flag Data for Retic Parameter Group Fields

LH Series
Workstation Flags
(4 characters) Comments
R Review parameter
H Exceeds reference interval high limit
L Exceeds reference interval low limit
a H Exceeds action high limit
a L Exceeds action low limit
c H Exceeds critical high limit
c L Exceeds critical low limit
E Operator edited result
e Recalculated result from edited result
D Delta check failed
P Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled
+ Result exceeds linearity
v Result calculated from Single Aperture Voteout (For LH 500 ONLY)

MRV, MSCV, HLR%, HLR# , IRF, RDWRSD, RDWRCV, and RSF results will be transmitted
only if they have been enabled. If a Retic parameter is disabled, results for that parameter will
NOT be transmitted.

The LH Series Workstation does not support transmission of MI field. This field will NOT be
transmitted.

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WBC Threshold Group Fields
Table 4.38 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of the WBC Threshold
Monitor Group Field transmissions.
Table 4.38 WBC Threshold Monitor Group 26

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


WBC Threshold Monitor C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD

If CBC histograms graphic transmission is disabled, this group will NOT be transmitted.

WBC Threshold Monitor Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


W B C T H H H • • • H H H 112 bytes See Chapter 8 for
graphic
construction.

WBC Threshold Full Histogram Group Fields


This group has the same description as WBC Threshold Group Fields with the exception that
additional data elements are added.

Table 4.38.1 WBC Full Histogram Monitor Group 27

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


WBC Threshold Monitor C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD

WBC Threshold Full Monitor Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


W B C F H H H • • • H H H 512 bytes See Chapter 8 for
graphic
construction.

DIFF Latex Parameters Group Fields


Table 4.39 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of DIFF Latex
Parameters Group transmissions.

Table 4.39 DIFF Latex Parameters -- Group 31

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


PRIMER F55, F57 F55, F57 F55, F57 LTX PRIME
V_MN F55, F57 F55, F57 F55, F57 LATEX
C_MN F55, F57 F55, F57 F55, F57 LATEX
S_MN F55, F57 F55, F57 F55, F57 LATEX

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Table 4.39 DIFF Latex Parameters -- Group 31

V_CV F55, F57 F55, F57 F55, F57 LATEX


C_CV F55, F57 F55, F57 F55, F57 LATEX
S_CV F55, F57 F55, F57 F55, F57 LATEX
X = Supported by the LH 750 Workstation format.

Each field in the DIFF Latex Parameters Group will have the following format:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A • • A X X ••• X X A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
16 char numeric 1 char flag
data max. data max.
1 char separator min.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data: **

If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation
::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the DIFF Latex Parameter Group fields will be as follows as in
Table 4.40:
Table 4.40 Flag Data for DIFF Latex Parameters Group Fields

LH 750 Workstation
Flags (1 character) Comments
H Greater than expected value range.
L Less than expected value range.

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RETIC Latex Parameters Group Fields
Table 4.41 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of RETIC Latex
Parameters Group transmissions.
Table 4.41 RETIC Latex Parameters -- Group 32

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


PRIMER F56, F57 F56, F57 F56, F57 LTX PRIME
V_MN F56, F57 F56, F57 F56, F57 LATEX
C_MN F56, F57 F56, F57 F56, F57 LATEX
S_MN F56, F57 F56, F57 F56, F57 LATEX
V_CV F56, F57 F56, F57 F56, F57 LATEX
C_CV F56, F57 F56, F57 F56, F57 LATEX
S_CV F56, F57 F56, F57 F56, F57 LATEX

Each field in the RETIC Latex Parameters Group will have the following format:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A • • A X X ••• X X A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
16 char numeric 1 char flag
data max. data max.
1 char separator min.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data:**

If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation
::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)

Flag Data: **

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The flag data characters for the RETIC Latex Parameter Group fields will be as follows as in
Table 4.42:
Table 4.42 Flag Data for RETIC Latex Parameters Group Fields

LH Series Workstation
Flags (1 character) Comments
H Greater than expected value range.
L Less than expected value range.

Table 4.43 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Control Information
Group transmissions.

Table 4.43 Control Information -- Group 34

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Run number C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX * * *
Lot number C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX X X C, CD, R, LATEX
User Control Name C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX X X C, CD, R, LATEX
Expiration Date C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX X X C, CD, R, LATEX
Run Date C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX X X C, CD, R, LATEX
Run Time C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX X X C, CD, R, LATEX
Operator C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX X X C, CD, R, LATEX
IQAP ID C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX X X C, CD, R, LATEX
Delete Flag C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX X X C, CD, R, LATEX
Shift C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX X X C, CD, R, LATEX
Cassette / Position C, CD, CDR, CR, R, LATEX X X C, CD, R, LATEX
Reference RBC Count R X X X
X = Supported by the LH 750 Workstation format.
* = Not supported by the LH 750 Workstation format.

Run Number Field:

The LH Series Workstation does not support transmission of this field. This field will NOT be
transmitted.

Lot Number Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


L O T # N N • • • N N 16 bytes

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User Control Name Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U C N A M E X X X X X • • • X X 12 bytes

Expiration Date Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


E X P D A T E N N / N N / N N 8 bytes Expiration Date.
is month/day/year,
regardless of the
system date
configuration.

Run Date Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D A T E N N / N N / N N 8 bytes Run Date.
Output is
month/day/year,
regardless of the
system date
configuration.

Run Time Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


T I M E N N : N N : N N 8 bytes Run Time. Output is
on 24 hours,
regardless of the
system time
configuration.
Time output is
hours:minutes:
seconds

Operator Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


O P E R A T O R X X • • • X 14 bytes

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IQAP ID Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


I Q A P X X X • • • X 12 bytes

Delete Flag Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D F L A G X 1 byte Run was excluded
from statistical
calculation on review
screen.
’Y’ = Run excluded.
SP = Run not
excluded.

Shift Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S H I F T X 1 byte Possible values are
0, 1, 2, or 3.
Reference the Online
Help for more
information.

Cassette/Position Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


C A S S P O S A C C C C P P 7 bytes CASS/POS output is
cassette number
(‘C’) / cassette
position (‘P’).
Data values for ‘A’
are:
‘A’ - Automatic
sampling
‘M’ - Manual
sampling

Reference RBC Count Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R R B C X X X X X 5 characters
numeric data
max.

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Reference WBC Count Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R W B C X X X X X 5 characters
numeric data
max.

Control CBC Parameters Group Fields


Table 4.44 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Control CBC
Parameters Group transmissions.
Table 4.44 Control CBC Parameters -- Group 35

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


WBC C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
RBC C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
HGB C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
HCT C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
MCV C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
MCH C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
MCHC C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
RDW C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
PLT C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
PCT C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
MPV C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
PDW C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD
RDWSD C, CD, CDR, CR C, CD, CDR, CR

Each field in the Control CBC Parameters Group will have the following format:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A • • A X X ••• X X A A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
16 char numeric 4 char flag
data max. data max.
1 char separator min.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

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Numeric Data:**
If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:
Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation
----- Total voteout
+++++ Overrange

Flag Data: **
The flag data characters for the Control CBC Parameter Group fields will be as follows as in
Table 4.45:
Table 4.45 Flag Data for Control CBC Parameters Group Fields

LH Series
Workstation Flags
(4 characters) Comments
R Review parameter.
H Exceeds expected range high limit
L Exceeds expected range low limit
* MCV threshold failure
P Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled
+ Result exceeds linearity

Control DIFF Count Parameters Group Fields


Table 4.46 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Control DIFF Count
Parameters Group transmissions.
Table 4.46 Control DIFF Count Parameters -- Group 36

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


LY# CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD
MO# CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD
NE# CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD
EO# CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD
BA# CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD

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Each field in the Control DIFF count Parameters Group will have the following format:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A • • A X X ••• X X A A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
16 char numeric 4 char flag
data max. data max.
1 char separator min.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data:**

If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments

..... Incomplete computation


????? Invalid data: could not calculate DIFF#.
::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the DIFF Count Parameter Group fields will be as follows in
Table 4.47:

Table 4.47 Flag Data for DIFF Count Parameter Group Fields

LH 700 Series
Flags (4 characters) Comments
R Review parameter.
H Exceeds expected range high limit
L Exceeds expected range low limit
P Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled
+ Result exceeds linearity

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Control DIFF Percent Parameters Group Fields


Table 4.48 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Control DIFF
Percent Parameters Group transmissions.
Table 4.48 Control DIFF Percent Parameters -- Group 37

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


LY% CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD
MO% CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD
NE% CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD
EO% CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD
BA% CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD

Each field in the Control DIFF Percent Parameters Group will have the following format:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A • • A X X ••• X X A A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
16 char numeric 4 char flag
data max. data max.
1 char separator min.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data:**

If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation
+++++ Sum of DIFF% parameter results not equal to 100% +0.1
::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the DIFF percent Parameter Group fields will be as follows in
Table 4.49:

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Table 4.49 Flag Data for Diff Percent Parameter Group Fields

LH 700
Workstation Flags
(4 characters) Comments
R Review parameter.
H Exceeds expected range high limit
L Exceeds expected range low limit
P Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled

Control RETIC Parameters Group Fields


Table 4.50 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Control RETIC
Parameters Group transmissions.
Table 4.50 Control RETIC Parameters -- Group 38

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


RET% CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R R
RET# CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R R
MRV CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R R
IRF CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R R

Each field in the Control RETICS Parameters Group will have the following format:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


A A A • • A X X ••• X X A A A A See “Data See Below.**
Format”
column.
16 char numeric 4 char flag
data max. data max.
1 char separator min.

Result Format: **

The parameter result will be transmitted in the Reporting Units with the extra digit criteria
selected on the LH Series Workstation.

Numeric Data:**

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If the numeric data of each format (for example, xx.xx) does not contain a decimal number,
then it contains one of the following:

Result Comments
..... Incomplete computation
????? Invalid data: could not calculate RET#.
+++++ Retic parameter result overrange
RET# >999.9 x 106cells/µL
RET% >100%
::::: Flow cell clogged (Full clog, Partial clog 1 or Partial clog 2)

Flag Data: **

The flag data characters for the Control RETIC Parameter Group fields will be as follows in
Table 4.51:

Table 4.51 Flag Data for Control RETIC Parameter Group Fields

LH 750
Workstation Flags
(4 characters) Comments
R Review parameter.
H Exceeds expected range high limit
L Exceeds expected range low limit
P Partial aspiration/blood detector disabled

DIFF Graphics
Table 4.52 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of DIFF Graphics
Group Field transmissions.

Table 4.52 DIFF DataPlot -- Group 50

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


DIFF graphics CD, CDR CD, CDR CD, CDR CD
X = Supported by the LH 750 Workstation format.

If DIFF graphic transmission is disabled, this group will NOT be transmitted.

DIFF Graphics Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D I F F H H H • • • H H H Variable .

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Retic Graphics
Table 4.53 identifies the field names, test types, and applicable format of Retic Graphics
Group Field transmissions.
Table 4.53 Retic DataPlot -- Group 51

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Retic graphics CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R R

If Retic graphic transmission is disabled, this group will NOT be transmitted.

Retic Graphics Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R E T G H H H • • • H H H Variable

Research Suspect
Table 4.54 identifies the field name, test type and applicable format of Research Suspect Flag
transmissions.
Table 4.54 Research Suspect Flags -- Group 53 (LH 780 Only)

Field Name Test Type LH 750 LH 780 LH 500


Suspect Flag C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, CDR, CR, R C, CD, R
X = Supported by the LH 750 Workstation format.

Note: This group will always be transmitted and will only be sent once per sample
transmission.

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R S U S P X X X • • • X X X Up to 128 See Below.**
bytes

** The possible Research Suspect flags generated on the LH Series Workstation are:

LH 750 Workstation Research Suspect Messages


DDD (Diff)
DDD (Retic)
Aging Sample
Low Opacity LY
Low Volume LY
Low Volume WBC
Sickle
Thalasemia
RET Interference

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Low PLT Interference
High PLT Interference

Research Population
Table 4.55 1dentifies the field name, test type and applicable format of Research Population
Group fields.

Table 4.55 Research Population Group Fields -- Group 54 (LH 780 Only)
Field Name Test Type LH 780
NEVOLMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
NEVOLSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
NECONDMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
NECONDSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
NESCATMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
NESCATSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
LYVOLMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
LYVOLSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
LYCONDMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
LYCONDSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
LYSCATMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
LYSCATSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
MOVOLMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
MOVOLSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
MOCONDMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
MOCONDSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
MOSCATMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
MOSCATSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
EOVOLMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
EOVOLSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
EOCONDMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
EOCONDSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
EOSCATMN CD, CDR CD, CDR
EOSCATSD CD, CDR CD, CDR
RETVOLMN CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R
RETVOLSD CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R
RETCONDMN CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R
RETCONDSD CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R
RETSCATMN CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R

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RETSCATSD CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R
NONRETVOLMN CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R
NONRETVOLSD CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R
NONRETCONDMN CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R
NONRETCONDSD CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R
NONRETSCATMN CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R
NONRETSCATSD CDR, CR, R CDR, CR, R

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N E V O L M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N E V O L S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N E C O N D M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N E C O N D S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N E S C A T M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments

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N E S C A T S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


L Y V O L M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


L Y V O L S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


L Y C O N D M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


L Y C O N D S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


L Y S C A T M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


L Y S C A T S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

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Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


M O V O L M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


M O V O L S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


M O C O N D M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


M O C O N D S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


M O S C A T M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


M O S C A T S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


E O V O L M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

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Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


E O V O L S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


E O C O N D M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


E O C O N D S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


E O S C A T M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


E O S C A T S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R E T V O L M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R E T V O L S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

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Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R E T C O N D M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R E T C O N D S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R E T S C A T M N X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R E T S C A T S D X X X • • • X X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N O N R E T V O L M N X • • • X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N O N R E T V O L S D X • • • X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N O N R E T C O N D M N X • • • X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

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Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N O N R E T C O N D S D X • • • X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N O N R E T S C A T M N X • • • X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


N O N R E T S C A T S D X • • • X X Up to 8 bytes Numeric Data

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4.4 HOST PARSING OF TRANSMITTED DATA
Beckman Coulter reserves the right to make additions, deletions, and/or change the order of
parameters in future releases. However, if the communications protocol is adhered to as
specified in this document, future releases will not require reprogramming on the part of the
host.

We do not guarantee the appearance of any particular parameter. Neither do we guarantee


any particular order to the transmitted data. This ensures that any program written to parse
an existing transmission format will not have to be restructured if it is designed properly.

Note that each information item is an ASCII character string. Because of delimiters, field
terminators and so on, these information strings may be extracted from the transmitted data
block without having to identify the strings at that time.

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(HOST ToDo LIST)

5.1 DATA-LINK
Protocol
The LH Series Workstation requires full handshaking to receive data. The protocol is similar
to that used for LH Series Workstation to Host transmissions with the SYN character replaced
with the ENQ character.

The data is transmitted as a sequence of up to 255 blocks of data of 256 [or 128] bytes each.
Generally, these blocks contain 256 data bytes each, but due to the unique needs of differing
hosts, the system is configurable to allow shorter blocks with 128 data bytes. The final block
must be padded with ASCII spaces (20H) if it has less than the number of data bytes
necessary to complete.

Host Computer (SENDER) LH Series Workstation (RECEIVER)


SYN indicates receiver busy, prepare to receive
sample(s) record.

ENQ

ENQ/SYN

(NAK indicates receiver abort}


X X
ACK/NAK
2-byte data block

STX 2-byte Exactly 256 or 128 4-byte ETX


blk number data bytes CRC

Send block and await response. Repeat data block and response until done.

ACK/NAK/ENQ

After each block

ENQ

“All Done”

ACK/NAK/ENQ

DLE

Accept / Reject

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The LH Series Workstation ACKs or NAKs each block sent by the Host. If the LH Series
Workstation NAKs a block, the Host must retransmit that block. If the Workstation NAKs the
same block 3 times in a row, the Workstation aborts and is then prepared to receive the next
transmission. If the LH Series Workstation sends an ENQ after the reception of any block, the
Host must retransmit all blocks starting with the first, but should not resend the initial ENQ
character. Some common reasons why the LH Series Workstation would NAK a block are: bad
block sequence number, incorrect block byte count, CRC mismatch, etc. If the Data Link
transmission successfully completes, the LH Series Workstation then transmits a DLE
character followed by a single ASCII character indicating whether the transmission is
accepted or rejected at the presentation level. The ASCII characters following the DLE are
listed below:

The following demonstrates the above protocol:

Host Computer (SENDER) LH Series Workstation (RECEIVER)


ENQ (ready)

ENQ (go ahead)


or
SYN (busy)

# of data blocks
(2 bytes)

ACK (read to receive)


or
NAK (receiver abort)

send data blocks

Data
Block

ACK (block received ok)


or for each block
NAK (retransmit this block)
or
ENQ (retransmit all blocks,
starting with block #1)

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ENQ (all done)

ACK (transmission accepted)


or
NAK (transmission rejected)
(Presentation Level Response)
DLE
‘A’ (transmission accepted, ready for next)
or
‘B’ (transmission accepted, do NOT send more)
or
‘C’ (transmission rejected, retry)
or
‘D’ (transmission rejected, abandon)
or
*‘E’ (transmission rejected, at least one duplicate
pending test request in sample request)
‘F’ (transmission rejected, patient ID already
exists in the LH database)

*Please Note: User may select to replace DLE ‘E’


with DLE ‘C’ in the LIS section of the
Communications Screen in the LH 750
Workstation System Setup. This option is
provided for backward compatibility and is not the
optimum configuration for the interface.

Return Codes

For the Delete request, codes A, B, C, and D still apply. In addition to these, the following
codes are returned for the Delete Function only:

“G” Error in Patient ID field format

“H” Error in Test field format

“I” ToDo list Item not Deleted

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PRESENTATION

Data Block Structure

Byte # # of bytes
1 STX 1 byte
2 BLK NBR MS CHAR 1 byte
3 BLK NBR LS CHAR 1 byte
4 DATA BYTES

256 (128) C
• bytes R
C

259 (131)
260 (132) CRC MSB MS CHAR 1 byte
261 (133) CRC MSB LS CHAR 1 byte
262 (134) CRC LSB MS CHAR 1 byte
263 (135) CRC LSB LS CHAR 1 byte
264 (136) ETX 1 byte

5.2 PRESENTATION
Message Structure

PREAMBLE INTRO FIELD 1 0 0 0 FIELD N

The data which is blocked for transmission will consist of a sequence of ASCII lines each
terminated by a CR/LF pair. The block boundaries for the 256 [or 128] byte blocks would
have no special significance with respect to this data. The data may be thought of as a large
ASCII buffer which is being sent 256 [or 128] bytes at a time.

Preamble
Field
SOH 2-byte CR LF
num fields

“00” to “FF”

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PRESENTATION 5
Intro
Field
CR LF
2-byte 2-byte
record type operation

For ToDo list “AD”


“WL” “UN”
“RU”
“DE”

Each
Field Repeat until all fields given.
ASCII ASCII CR LF
Tag Data

The 2-byte num fields indicate the number of fields that follow the preamble field, that is, the
intro field plus all data fields.

The record type indicates the target data set, for example, "WL" for ToDo list (TDL).

The operation code indicates the action to be performed:

The ASCII Tag is unique to each field within each record type.

DLE Responses From The Workstation And Effects After A ToDo List Download
INTRO FIELD: AD Add or Update

1. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - No samples are in the ToDo list with the
same Primary Identifier(s) and no samples are in the ToDo List or Completed list with
the same Patient ID.
a. Workstation Response - DLE A or DLE B
b. Effect - Add the downloaded request to the ToDo list.
2. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - No sample(s) are in the ToDo list with the
same Primary Identifier(s) but there are sample(s) are in the ToDo List and/or
Completed list with the same Patient ID.
a. Workstation Response - DLE A or DLE B
b. Effect - Add the downloaded request to the ToDo list. Update the Last Name, First
Name, Gender and Birth Date for all samples in the ToDo List and/or Completed list
that have the same Patient ID.
3. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - Sample(s) are in the ToDo list with the same
Primary Identifier(s) and sample(s) are in the ToDo List and/or Completed list with the
same Patient ID.
a. Workstation Response - DLE+E, or DLE+C if the workstation was configured to
replace DLE+E with DLE+C
b. Effect - Update the Last Name, First Name, Gender and Birth Date for all samples in
the ToDo list and/or Completed List that have the same Patient ID.

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PRESENTATION

4. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - The downloaded ToDo list format is not
correct.
a. Workstation Response - DLE+C or DLE+D.
b. Effect - No modifications are made to the ToDo list or to the Completed list.

INTRO FIELD: UN Unique

1. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - No samples are in the ToDo list with the
same Primary Identifier(s) and no samples are in the ToDo List or Completed list with
the same Patient ID. If samples are deleted or edited to remove the patient ID then the
Workstation will have to be rebooted before downloading a sample with the same patient
ID using the Unique intro tag. Logging off and back on is not sufficient to allow the reuse
of a patient ID.
a. Workstation Response - DLE A or DLE B
b. Effect - Add the downloaded request to the ToDo list.
2. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - No sample(s) are in the ToDo list with the
same Primary Identifier(s) but there are sample(s) are in the ToDo List and/or
Completed list with the same Patient ID.
a. Workstation Response - DLE F
b. Effect - No modifications are made to the ToDo list or to the Completed list.
3. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - Sample(s) are in the ToDo list with the same
Primary Identifier(s) and sample(s) are in the ToDo List and/or Completed list with the
same Patient ID.
a. Workstation Response - DLE F
b. Effect - No modifications are made to the ToDo list or to the Completed list.
4. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - The downloaded ToDo list format is not
correct.
a. Workstation Response - DLE+C or DLE+D.
b. Effect - No modifications are made to the ToDo list or to the Completed list.

INTRO FIELD: RU Reuse

1. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - No samples are in the ToDo list with the
same Primary Identifier(s) and no samples are in the ToDo List or Completed list with
the same Patient ID.
a. Workstation Response - DLE A or DLE B
b. Effect - Add the downloaded request to the ToDo list.
2. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - No sample(s) are in the ToDo list with the
same Primary Identifier(s) but there are sample(s) in the ToDo List and/or Completed
list with the same Patient ID.
a. Workstation Response - DLE A or DLE B

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MESSAGE DEFINITION 5
b. Effect - Add the downloaded request to the ToDo list. Remove the Last Name, First
Name, Gender and Birth Date for all samples in the ToDo List and/or Completed list
3. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download - Sample(s) are in the ToDo list with the same
Primary Identifier(s) and sample(s) are in the ToDo List and/or Completed list with the
same Patient ID.
a. Workstation Response - DLE+E, or DLE+C if the workstation was configured to
replace DLE+E with DLE+C
b. Effect - Remove the Last Name, First Name, Gender and Birth Date for all samples
in the ToDo list and the Completed list that have the same Patient ID.
4. Conditions prior to ToDo List Download -. The downloaded ToDo list format is not
correct.
a. Workstation Response - DLE+C or DLE+D.
b. Effect - No modifications are made to the ToDo list or to the Completed list

INTRO FIELD: DE Delete

DE in this field is a command by the host to delete one or more test entries in the LH Series
Workstation ToDo List. See Section 5.4, Delete Message, for a specification for this function.

5.3 MESSAGE DEFINITION


Table 5.1 lists the fields and the format to which they apply. The table also identifies fields
that require data transmission in another field in order to be included in the test request. If
data is not in the associated field, the LH Series Workstation ignores the field. For example, if
a Patient ID is not transmitted, the LH Series Workstation ignores any data included in the
Patient Last Name field.

After the Table is the list of possible fields, their field width and the appropriate ASCII Tag to
be used for transmission.

A field will have a variable length TAG preceding the data separated by one SP (20H)
character. A field tag must be transmitted with data. If a field tag is transmitted without data,
the Workstation rejects the whole sample request. If an invalid or unrecognized tag is
transmitted, the LH Series Workstation will ignore the field and go to the next field provided
the field to be ignored has the correct field format (i.e. is terminated by a CRLF).
Table 5.1 Message Definition Table

LH 750 Field
Field Name Workstation Requires
Patient ID X Test
Patient Last Name X Patient ID
Patient First Name X Patient ID
Sequence Number X Test
Birth Date X Patient ID
Sex X Patient ID

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MESSAGE DEFINITION

Table 5.1 Message Definition Table

Location X Test
Physician Last Name X Test
Physician First Name X Test
User Field 1 X Test
User Field 2 X Test
User Field 3 X Test
Comments X Test
Report Profile X Test
Sample Drawn Date X Test
Sample Drawn Time X Test
Test X
Slide Request X Test
Stat * X Test
X = Supported by the LH 750 Workstation format.
* LH 780 Only

Only one sample’s demographics can be sent per transmission.

FIELDS CANNOT HAVE LEADING OR TRAILING SPACES


(MESSAGE WILL BE REJECTED).

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MESSAGE DEFINITION 5
Patient ID Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


I D X X X • • • X X 16 characters Patient ID is 16
characters,
alphanumeric. Can not
begin with spaces or
any of the following
characters; !"#$%&'

Value in Intro field


determines what is
done:
AD
UN
RU
See Heading 5.2,
PRESENTATION for
details.

Patient ID uniquely
identifies the set of
demographics for a
given patient. If new
demographic
information is sent with
a Patient ID that already
exists on the LH
Workstation, the
demographics are
treated as an update to
that patient and update
any existing samples
with the same Patient
ID, unless the Intro field
specifies "UN" (Unique)
or "RU" (Re-use). For a
complete description of
how samples are
processed with existing
demographics for each
Intro field option, see
the heading "DLE
Responses From The
Workstation And Effects
After A ToDo List
Download" in
section 5.2.

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MESSAGE DEFINITION

Patient Last Name Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P L X X X • • • X X 16 characters Patient Last Name is 16
characters,
alphanumeric.
Requires Patient ID.

Patient First Name Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


P F X X X • • • X X 16 characters Patient First Name is 16
characters,
alphanumeric.
Requires Patient ID.

Sequence Number Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S N N N N N N N 6 characters Sequence Number

Birth Date Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


B D N N / N N / N N N N 10 bytes Date format must be the
same as the
Workstation
configuration. Any of
the following formats
can be used.
DD/MM/YYYY,
MM/DD/YYYY, or
YYYY/MM/DD.
Requires Patient ID.

Sex Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S X A 1 byte Data Value:
‘M’ - Male
‘F’ - Female
‘U’ - Unknown
‘O’ - Other
(equivalent to
‘Unknown’)
Requires Patient ID.

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MESSAGE DEFINITION 5
Location Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


L N X X X • • • X X 16 characters

Physician Last Name Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D L X X X • • • X X 16 characters Physician Last Name is
16 characters,
alphanumeric.

Physician First Name Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


D F X X X • • • X X 16 characters Physician First Name is
16 characters,
alphanumeric.

User Field 1 Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U 1 X X X • • • X X 16 characters Requires Test.

User Field 2 Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U 2 X X X • • • X X 16 characters Requires Test.

User Field 3 Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


U 3 X X X • • • X X 16 characters Requires Test.

Comments Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


C M X X X • • • X X 64 characters Requires Test.

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MESSAGE DEFINITION

Report Profile Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


R P N N 2 bytes Report Profile possible
values are from “01" to
"10".

Profile Selection:

Data transmission reflects profile selection. Parameters not in the selected


profile will not be transmitted. Test blocks (e.g., CBC, DIFF, etc.) which are not
in the current profile will not be transmitted. If a complete test block is omitted
from the current profile, the General Information Block (for sample
identification) will still be sent.

Sample Drawn Date Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


E D N N / N N / N N 8 bytes Date format must be the
same as the
Workstation
configuration. Any of
the following formats
can be used.
DD/MM/YY,
MM/DD/YY, or
YY/MM/DD.
Requires Test.

If the combined
Date/Time of the sample
is annotated later than
when the actual
Date/Time the sample is
received, the sample
drawn will be rejected.
(LH 500 Only)

If the combined
Date/Time of the sample
is annotated more than
30 days later than when
the actual Date/Time the
sample is received, the
sample drawn will be
rejected.
(LH 700 Series Only)

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MESSAGE DEFINITION 5
Sample Drawn Time Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


E T N N : N N 5 bytes Time output is on 24
hours, regardless of the
system time
configuration. Time
output is
hours:minutes.
Requires Test.

If the combined
Date/Time of the sample
is annotated later than
when the actual
Date/Time the sample is
received, the sample
drawn will be rejected.
(LH 500 Only)

If the combined
Date/Time of the sample
is annotated more than
30 days later than when
the actual Date/Time the
sample is received, the
sample drawn will be
rejected.
(LH 700 Series Only)

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MESSAGE DEFINITION

Test Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


T S X X X • • • X X Up to 64 bytes This field indicates test
requests. Format for a test
request is: ”TEST,TUBE
ID,CASS/POS” or
”TEST,TUBE ID,” or
”TEST,CASS/POS” . The
commas are required as
separators. Note that a
comma is required after
TUBE ID, even if it is not
followed by a
CASS/POS.See Table 5.2
for possible values.
Required for
transmission.
The TS tag can repeat
itself for as many tests as
may be required. Only one
test request can be sent
per test tag occurrence.
See Table 5.3 for sample
and text request
combinations.

Slide Request Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments


S R N 1 byte Valid entries are 0 and
1. For a Retic Mode
request, the only valid
entry for the Slide
Request field is 0. If a
value > 1 is sent, this is
converted by the LH 750
Workstation to a value
of 1.

Note: On Japanese and Chinese systems, if the “Enable DBCS Transmission” option is
enabled, the characters may be in combination of single and double byte characters, using the
DBCS format.

Stat Field:

Tag Data Format Data Length Comments

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S T X 1 byte Value: “S” indicates the
sample is to be
assigned heightened
“STAT” priority.
(LH 780 Only)

Table 5.2 Possible Values and Examples of Test Requests


Test Tag LH 750 Workstation Comment Example
CBC X CBC only test. “TS CBC,000101”
“TS CBC,123456789012,”
“TS CBC,123456789012,000101”
DIFF X CBC/DIFF test “TS DIFF,000101”
“TS DIFF,123456789012,”
“TS DIFF,123456789012,000101”
CDR ~X CBC/DIFF/Retic test “TS CDR,000101”
“TS CDR,123456789012,”
“TS CDR,123456789012,000101”
RETIC X Retic only test “TS RETIC,000101”
“TS RETIC,123456789012,”
“TS RETIC,123456789012,000101”
CR ~X CBC/Retic test “TS CR,000101”
“TS CR,123456789012,”
“TS CR,123456789012,000101”
X = Supported by the LH 750 Workstation format. *CASS POS is six characters TUBEID is no more than 16 characters
~ LH 700 Series Only.

Table 5.3 Possible Combinations of Sample Requests with Multiple Test Requests

Test CBC DIFF CDR RETIC CR


CBC NO NO NO YES NO
DIFF NO NO NO YES NO
CDR NO NO NO NO NO
RETIC * YES YES NO NO NO
CR NO NO NO NO NO
* For a Retic Mode request, the only valid entry for the Slide Request field is 0.

A sample request with multiple test requests for CBC+DIFF or Retic only, would appear
similar to the following:

.
.
.
“TS DIFF,123456,000101”
“TS RETIC,123,000203”
.
.
.

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Delete Message

5.4 Delete Message


When the Intro Field of a ToDo List upload from the host contains the Operation string “DE”
(see page 5-77), the host has requested the deletion of one or more entries from the LH Series
Workstation ToDo List. The LH Series Workstation allows deletion of preassigned test orders
from the ToDo List by the host according to;

Patient ID

Sample ID Number

Cassette Position

Test Type

The Sample ID, Cassette Position and Test Type are part of the Test Field. The formats for the
Patient ID and Test fields are described in 5.3 Message Definitions. The Patient ID and Test
field are the only fields of the message definition section used in the Deleted Function. All
others are ignored and need not be sent.

In the Deleted context, an ID or TS Tag followed by a CRLF will be interpreted as an empty


Patient ID or Test Field.

If the Patient ID field and the Test field are empty, the Workstation deletes all entries from
the ToDo List.

According to the above definition, these fields are empty when they have the following form:

Patient ID Field: I D CR LF See Pages 5-5 & 5-9

Test Field: T S CR LF See Pages 5-5 & 5-13

It is possible for a pre assignment to be made to the ToDo List that has no Patient ID. If the
host requests deletion of this pre assignment, or some part of it, the transmission of the
deletion request must contain no Patient ID field. Note that this is not the same as an empty
Patient ID field. No field with an ID tag should be sent. See example 10.

On page 5-83, the Data Format of the Test field is given as “TEST,TUBE ID, CASS/POS” or
“TEST,TUBE ID,” or “TEST,CASS/POS”. The TUBE ID here is the SAMPLE ID. The commas
are required as separators. Note that a comma is required after TUBE ID even if it is not
followed by a CASS/POS. This Test Field Data Format has additional flexibility in the Delete
Function only.

NOTE: “TEST,TUBE ID,” represents an empty CASS/POS indicator and “TEST,CASS/POS”


represents and empty TUBE ID indicator.

Additional format flexibility in the Delete Function only is as follows.

“,TUBE,ID,CASS/POS”shall represent an empty TEST indicator.

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Delete Message 5
“,,CASS/POS” shall represent empty TEST and TUBE ID indictors.

“,TUBE ID,” shall represent empty TEST and CASS/POS indicators.

“TEST,,” shall represent empty TUBE ID and CASS/POS indicators.

“,,” shall represent empty TEST,TUBE ID, and CASS/POS indicators.

NOTE: The last entry has the same effect as an empty Test field.

In the Delete context, an Empty Indicator is interpreted to refer to all values of that indicator
relative to the next highest indicator in the ToDo List. For example; If the TUBE ID indicator
is not empty and the TEST indicator is empty, this is interpreted to mean “delete all TEST’s
preassigned to this TUBE ID”. An empty Test field refers to all preassigned tests relative to a
given Patient ID (this is also true for the Test Field Data Format”,,”).

It should be noted again, if there is no Patient ID field, this is not the same as an empty
Patient ID field. This is interpreted as referring to a preassignment with no Patient ID.

The following table illustrates the variables.

* This field was not transmitted.

sNOTE: TS_<CR><LF> is to TS_, , <CR><LF>

Table 5.4 Patient ID Deletions

Example Patient ID Test ID Action

1 ID_<CR><LF> TS_<CR>< LF> Delete all entries of all types in ToDo list.
2 ID_123456 TS_<CR><LF> Delete all Patient ID “123456” entries of all test types in
<CR><LF> ToDo list.
3 ID_<CR><LF> TS_CBC,,<CR><LF> Delete all CBC tests from all Patient ID entries in ToDo list.
4 ID_123456 TS_CBC,,<CR><LF> Delete all CBC tests from Patient ID 123456.
<CR><LF>

5 ID_123456 TS_CDR,987654,<CR>< LF> Delete CDR test from Tube ID “987654”and all Cass/Pos
<CR><LF> for Patient ID 123456.
6 ID_123456 TS_CDR,001001<CR>< LF> Delete all Patient ID “123456” entries of CDR test type in
<CR><LF> ToDo list with Cass/Pos “001001”.

7 ID_123456 TS_CBC,987654,001001 Delete all Patient ID “123456” entries of CBC test type in
<CR><LF> <CR>< LF> ToDo list with Tube ID “987654” and Cass/Pos “001001”.
8 ID_<CR><LF> TS_CBC,001001,<CR><LF> Delete CBC test for all the Tube IDs with Cass/Pos
“001001”for all Patient IDs.
9 ID_<CR><LF> * Delete all entries of all types in ToDo list.
10 * TS_ , ,<CR><LF> Delete all entries in ToDo list without Patient IDs.
11 ID_<CR><LF> TS_ ,ID12345,<CR><LF> Delete Tube ID from all test types.

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Delete Message

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6ASCII Tables 6
6.1 7-BIT ASCII CODES
+ ) ) ) ) ) ) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
* Ú ) ) ) ) ) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
+
* + ) ) ) ) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
Ú
  

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

X X X 0 0 0 0 NUL DLE SP 0 @ P ` p
X X X 0 0 0 1 SOH DC1 ! 1 A Q a q
X X X 0 0 1 0 STX DC2 “ 2 B R b r
X X X 0 0 1 1 ETX DC3 # 3 C S c s
X X X 0 1 0 0 EOT DC4 $ 4 D T d t
X X X 0 1 0 1 ENQ NAK % 5 E U e u
X X X 0 1 1 0 ACK SYN & 6 F V f v
X X X 0 1 1 1 BEL ETB ‘ 7 G W g w
X X X 1 0 0 0 BS CAN ( 8 H X h x
X X X 1 0 0 1 HT EM ) 9 I Y I y
X X X 1 0 1 0 LF SUB * : J Z j z
X X X 1 0 1 1 VT ESC + ; K [ k {
X X X 1 1 0 0 FF FS , < L \ l |
X X X 1 1 0 1 CR GS - = M ] m }
X X X 1 1 1 0 SO RS . > N ^ n `
X X X 1 1 1 1 SI US / ? O _ o DEL

6.2 VALID HOST COMMUNICATIONS ASCII CODES


+ ) ) ) ) ) ) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
* Ú ) ) ) ) ) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
+
* + ) ) ) ) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
Ú
  
7 6 5 4 3 2 1
X X X 0 0 0 0 DLE SP 0 @ P ` p
X X X 0 0 0 1 SOH DC1 ! 1 A Q a q
X X X 0 0 1 0 STX “ 2 B R b r
X X X 0 0 1 1 ETX # 3 C S c s
X X X 0 1 0 0 $ 4 D T d t
X X X 0 1 0 1 ENQ NAK % 5 E U e u
X X X 0 1 1 0 ACK SYN & 6 F V f v
X X X 0 1 1 1 ‘ 7 G W g w
X X X 1 0 0 0 ( 8 H X h x
X X X 1 0 0 1 HT ) 9 I Y I y
X X X 1 0 1 0 LF * : J Z j z
X X X 1 0 1 1 + ; K [ k {
X X X 1 1 0 0 , < L \ l |
X X X 1 1 0 1 CR - = M ] m }
X X X 1 1 1 0 . > N ^ n `
X X X 1 1 1 1 / ? O _ o DEL

Bold used only for Data-link control.

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ASCII Tables
VALID HOST COMMUNICATIONS ASCII CODES

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7CRC 7
7.1 CRC ALGORITHM
The CRC algorithm used is a modified CCITT CRC16 algorithm and is the same as used in
the STKS analyzer.

The polynomial for this algorithm is: X**16 + X**12 + X**5 + 1.

Note: D = current data byte that is input to the algorithm.

CRCLSB,CRCMSB = data byte. Least significant and most significant CRC accumulator
bytes.

x>>n means x is shifted n bits to right or is the same as x divided by 2n.

x<<n means x is shifted n bits to left or is the same as x multiplied by 2n.

//------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

at beginning,
CRCLSB = 0FFH (octal 377) (decimal 255)
CRCMSB = 0FFH (octal 377) (decimal 255)

then for each data byte in a block,


X = D XOR CRCMSB
X = X XOR ( X >> 4 )
CRCMSB = CRCLSB XOR ( X >> 3 ) XOR ( X << 4 )
CRCLSB = X XOR ( X << 5 )

and at end,
CRCLSB = CRCLSB XOR 0FFH
CRCMSB = CRCMSB XOR 0FFH

//------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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CRC
CRC EXAMPLE WRITTEN IN ASM86

7.2 CRC EXAMPLE WRITTEN IN ASM86


The following is an example of CRC16 code written in assembler for 8086:

;-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

GET_CRC_BYTES PROC
PUSH CX

;;This is the Algorithm used (CCITT CRC16):


;
; X = D XOR CRCMSB
; X = X XOR ( X >> 4 )
; CRCMSB = CRCLSB XOR ( X >> 3 ) XOR ( X << 4 )
; CRCLSB = X XOR ( X << 5 )
;
;Data arrives in AL.
;Finished CRC is in BX ( BH = MSB, BL = LSB )
;To use this algorithm:
; 1. Initialize BX to 0FFFFH.
; 2. At end:
; CRCLSB = CRCLSB XOR 0FFH.
; CRCMSB = CRCMSB XOR OFFH.
;
XOR AL,BH ;X=D XOR CRCMSB (AL=X) <--- 1

MOV AH,AL ;Save X for later in AH


SHR AL,4 ;Then AL=X >> 4

XOR AL,AH ;X=X XOR ( X >> 4 )<--- 2

MOV AH,AL ;Save X


MOV CH,AL ;Save X
SHR AL,3 ;Then AL= ( X >> 3 )
XOR AL,BL ;AL=CRCLSB XOR ( X >> 3 )
SHL AH,4 ;AH=( X << 4 )

XOR AL,AH ;CRCMSB=CRCLSB XOR


MOV BH,AL ; ( X >> 3 ) XOR ( X << 4 )<--- 3

MOV AL,CH ;Recover X in AL


SHL AL,5 ;AL=( X << 5 )
XOR AL,CH ;AL=X XOR ( X << 5 )

MOV BL,AL ;CRCLSB=X XOR ( X << 5 )<--- 4

POP CX
RET
GET_CRC_BYTES ENDP
;-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7-2 PN 4277303EC
CRC
CRC EXAMPLE WRITTEN IN C 7
7.3 CRC EXAMPLE WRITTEN IN C
The following is an example of CRC16 code written in C.
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void calc_crc ( unsigned char DataByte )
{
DataByte ^= crcmsb;
DataByte ^= ( DataByte / 16 );
crcmsb = crclsb ^ ( DataByte / 8 ) ^ ( DataByte * 16 );
crclsb = DataByte ^ ( DataByte * 32 );
}
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PN 4277303EC 7-3
CRC
CRC EXAMPLE WRITTEN IN C

7-4 PN 4277303EC
8GRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION 8
8.1 RBC, WBC THRESHOLD, AND PLT HISTOGRAMS
The histograms display a simple line graph which is representative of the count of events
occurring in each A/D channel (or voltage level). The histograms are transmitted as 512
ASCII bytes for RBC (256 bytes for PLT, 112 bytes for WBC and 512 bytes for WBC Full
Histogram) representing a 256-byte for RBC (128-byte for PLT, 56 bytes for WBC and 256
bytes for WBC Full Histogram) Hex array. It takes two ASCII bytes to represent one Hex byte.

Each Hex byte represents a scaled count for each channel 0-255 (14-142 for PLT). The
histograms can be constructed by plotting the count for each channel then drawing a line
between plots.

To display (or print) the histogram you must plot the channel vs. count. The channel
represents the X-axis while the count is the Y-axis (see Figure 8.1). There are 128 channels for
the platelet histogram, 256 channels for RBC, 56 channels for WBC and 256 channels for
WBC Full Histogram. The value range is 14-255 (0D-FF hex) for the platelet histogram and
0-255 (00-FF hex) for the WBC and RBC histograms.

Figure 8.1 Plotting RBC, WBC Threshold and PLT Histograms

y
C
O
U
N
T

<< x
CHANNEL

8.2 LH 750 DATAPLOT FORMAT


The 2-dimensional dataplots communicate a greater amount of information to the viewer
about the events. The following sections describe the format of the dataplot data and provide
a how-to example of displaying the dataplot data on a raster device such as a video display or
printer.

Dataplots
The dataplots consist of two major components: dataplot data and rendering information.
Taken together, these two components allow a receiving application to display the dataplots
in the same fashion as the LH Series Workstation.

The dataplot portion of the host transmission consists of a dataplot data header and one
dataplot data block.

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GRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION
LH 750 DATAPLOT FORMAT

Dataplot Data Header


The dataplot data header tells the receiving application how large the dataplot transmission is
and how many dataplot data blocks are contained in the transmission. A complete dataplot
transmission, including the dataplot data header, is illustrated in Figure 8.2.

Figure 8.2 Dataplot Transmission

Dataplot data header


Dataplot data block

Dataplot Data Header Elements


The dataplot data header contains two elements: the total length of the dataplot transmission
and the number of dataplot data blocks in the transmission. The data are represented as one
16-bit integer which indicates the total size of the dataplot transmission and one 8-bit integer
which indicates the total number of dataplot data blocks in the transmission (between 1 and
4). Only one block is supported currently, but up to four may be used in future software. See
Figure 8.3 for details.

Figure 8.3 Dataplot Data Header

Transmission Length LSB


Transmission Length MSB
Total Number of Dataplot
data blocks

Dataplot Data Block


The dataplot data block contains both the rendering information and the actual
2-dimensional dataplot data. Each dataplot data block is composed of four subsections:
dataplot data block header, rendering information block, dataplot header and the dataplot
data. Figure 8.4 illustrates the dataplot data block format.

Figure 8.4 Dataplot Data Block Format

Dataplot data block header


Rendering information
block
Dataplot header
Dataplot data

Dataplot Data Block Header


The dataplot data block header tells the receiving application about the type of dataplot being
transmitted as well as details about any included rendering information. See Figure 8.5. The
dataplot data block header has the following format:

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GRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION
LH 750 DATAPLOT FORMAT 8
Figure 8.5 Dataplot Data Block Header

Dataplot Type code Dataplot Type Code is an 8-bit integer which represents the
run type of the sample which produced this dataplot. It will
be one of the following values:

SC_TYPE_5DIFF (0x01) is 5 Part Differential Dataplot.


SC_TYPE_RETIC (0x02) is Reticulocyte Dataplot.
SC_TYPE_CD4 (0x04) is CD4‡ Subset Dataplot.
SC_TYPE_CD8 (0x05) is CD8‡ Subset Dataplot.
Dataplot Option code Dataplot Option Code is an 8-bit integer which contains
option flags that pertain to the current dataplot. The
following flags are currently defined and can be combined
into Dataplot Option Code with a logical or when applicable:

SO_COMPRESSED (0x01) indicates that the dataplot


has been compressed. This option is not supported
currently, but may be available in future software.‡
SO_HAS_RENDER_INFO (0x02) indicates that a valid
rendering information block follows.
Dataplot width (LSB) Dataplot width is a 16-bit integer which specifies the width
of the dataplot.
Dataplot width (MSB)
Dataplot height (LSB) Dataplot height is a 16-bit integer which specifies the height
of the dataplot.
Dataplot height (MSB)
‡This symbol indicates that at the time of this release this feature was not available.

Rendering Information Block


The rendering information block contains information the receiver can use to reconstruct the
dataplot as it was displayed by the LH Series Workstation. The dataplots are color-coded to
identify the population and dithered to code the density. The rendering information block
contains color palettes and dither pattern bitmaps used by the LH Series Workstation
software when displaying or printing the dataplots. It is highly recommended that host
software employ the same scheme when displaying the dataplots to maintain consistency of
operator conclusions across platforms. See Figure 8.6. The structure of the rendering
information block is as follows:

Figure 8.6 Rendering Information Block

Rendering information
block header
Color palette
Dithered display bitmap
library

PN 4277303EC 8-3
GRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION
LH 750 DATAPLOT FORMAT

Rendering Information Block Header


The rendering information block header contains fields which indicate the size and format of
the bitmaps and the color palette. It is sent on the first transmission after a user log-on and a
shutdown/restart occurs. As notification is not provided when a shutdown/restart is initiated,
the rendering block transmission cannot be predicted in advance. Figure 8.7 is an illustration
of the rendering information block header.

Figure 8.7 Rendering Information Block Header Format

Rendering information Rendering Information Block Options may be one or more of


block options the following flags:

RH_OPTIONS_NONE (0x00) indicates that no options


are set.
It is an 8-bit integer.
Number of color palette Number of Color Palette Table Entries is the number of
table entries entries in the color palette. It is an 8-bit integer.
Number of bitmap library Number of Bitmap Library Entries is the number of bitmap
entries patterns contained in the Dithered display bitmap library. It
is an 8-bit integer.
Bitmap width in pixels Bitmap Width in Pixels is the width of each bitmap in pixels.
It is an 8-bit integer.
Bitmap height in pixels Bitmap Height in Pixels is the height of each bitmap in
pixels. It is an 8-bit integer.

Color Palette
Each color palette entry contains three 8-bit integers which represent the red, green and blue
values for that index as shown in Figure 8.8.

Figure 8.8 Palette Table Entry

Red Component
Green Component
Blue Component

Dithered Display Bitmap Library


The dithered display bitmap library contains the dithering bitmaps used by the LH Series
Workstation to display the dataplots. They indicate the density of a specific cell population.
Receiving applications should use these bitmaps when generating displays to ensure that host
displays will match LH Series Workstation displays even when Beckman Coulter updates the
dither patterns or population colors. The bitmap format is a standard raster scanned array of
pixels. Each value is an 8-bit integer which corresponds to an entry in the color palette
described above. Figure 8.9 describes the bitmap format.

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GRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION
LH 750 DATAPLOT FORMAT 8
Figure 8.9 Bitmap Format

Bitmap width
0 in pixels

Bitmap height
in pixels 7306002B

Each bitmap is stored as a column-major array of pixels represented as 8-bit integers. The
array contains:

Bitmap width in pixels x Bitmap height in pixels 8-bit integers

Dataplot Header
The dataplot header contains instructions of how the dataplot data is to be interpreted. The
structure of the dataplot header is shown in Figure 8.10.

Figure 8.10 Dataplot Header

Dataplot data options Dataplot data options may be one of the following flags:

SO_OPTIONS_NONE (0x00) no option have been


selected.
It is an 8-bit integer.
Dataplot datum size Dataplot datum size is the size in bits of each point in the
dataplot. It is usually 8 which represents a byte. It is an 8-bit
integer.
Reserved Reserved for future use and should be ignored. It is an 8-bit
integer.
Reserved Reserved for future use and should be ignored. It is an 8-bit
integer.

PN 4277303EC 8-5
GRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION
COMPUTERS

The format of the dataplot is shown in Figure 8.11.

Figure 8.11 Dataplot Data Format

Scatterplot
0
width

Scatterplot
height 7306003B

8.3 COMPUTERS
Suggested setting for the tower and small form factor computers. See Figure 8.12, Space for
tower-type computers and Figure 8.13, Space for Small Form Factor (SFF)-type computers.
Refer to the Instructions for Use manuals for installation specifics.

Figure 8.12 Space for tower-type computers

33 cm (13 in.)
CLEARANCE

25.4 cm (10 in.) 38 cm (15 in.)

44.5 cm
45.7 cm (17.5 in.)
(18 in.) 68.6 cm
(27 in.) 88.9 cm
(35 in.)

30 cm (12 in.) 47 cm
50.2 cm (18.5 in.)
CLEARANCE
(19.75 in.) 50.2 cm NEC MultiSync LCD 1700m+

(19.75 in.)
CLEARANCE LH 780

12.7 cm
(5 in.) 74.9 cm (29.5 in.) 101.6 cm (40 in.) 45.7 cm (18 in.)
61 cm 45.7 cm
(24 in.) (18 in.)

25 cm (10 in.) 25 cm (10 in.)

CLEARANCE CLEARANCE
43.1 cm
63.5 cm (17 in.)
(25 in.) 15 cm
(6 in.)
66 cm
(26 in.) 55.9 cm
38.1 cm
(22 in.)
(15 in.)

8-6 PN 4277303EC
GRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION
COMPUTERS 8
Figure 8.13 Space for Small Form Factor (SFF)-type computers

27.9 cm (11 in.) 33 cm (13 in.)

CLEARANCE
30 cm (13 in.) 25.4 cm (10 in.) 38 cm (15 in.)

44.5 cm
(17.5 in.)
68.6 cm
76.2 cm (27 in.) 88.9 cm
(30 in.)
45.7 cm (35 in.) 64.8 cm
30 cm (12 in.)
(18 in.) (25.5 in.)
CLEARANCE NEC MultiSync LCD 1700m+

50.2 cm
(19.75 in.) 50.2 cm
DVD

(19.75 in.)
RW disc

CLEARANCE LH 780
64.5 cm
25.4 cm (25.4 in.)
(10 in.) 60.3 cm (23.75 in.) 74.9 cm (29.5 in.) 101.6 cm (40 in.) 45.2 cm (17.8 in.)
61 cm
(24 in.)

25 cm (10 in.) 25 cm (10 in.)

CLEARANCE CLEARANCE
63.5 cm
(25 in.)
66 cm
38.1 cm (26 in.)
(15 in.)

PN 4277303EC 8-7
GRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION
COMPUTERS

8-8 PN 4277303EC
Numerics G
7-BIT ASCII CODES, 6-1 General Information Group Fields, 4-6
Graphics, 3-4
Group Definition Locator Table, 4-3
A
ASM86, 7-2
H
Hardware Handshake Mode, 2-2
B Host Communications
Block Size, 3-4 Disabling, 3-5
HOST COMMUNICATIONS ASCII CODES, 6-1
C
CBC Parameter Group Fields, 4-9 L
CBC Parameters Group Fields, 4-34 LH 750
Communication Parameters, 3-1 DATAPLOT Format, 8-1
Communication Protocol LH 780
High Level Protocol, 3-1 Specific Fields, 3-5
Communication Protocols, 3-1
Low Level Protocol, 3-1
Compatibility, 3-4 M
Control DIFF Percent Parameters Group Message Structure, 4-4
Fields, 4-60
CRC
ASM86, 7-2 N
C, 7-3 Null, 3-5
CRC ALGORITHM, 7-1
O
D Other Flags Group Fields, 4-43
Data Bits, 3-3
data block structure, 4-2 P
Data Link
Parity, 3-3
Full software handshake, 4-1
Presentation
software handshake, 4-1
Message Structure, 5-4
DATA-LINK
Protocol, 5-1
Data-Link R
Data Block Structure, 5-4 RBC Histogram Group Fields, 4-48
Delete Message, 5-16 Research Population, 4-64
Demographics, 4-44 Retic Graphics, 4-63
DIFF Count Parameters Group Fields, 4-35 RETIC Latex Parameters Group Fields, 4-53
DLE E RETIC Parameters Group Fields, 4-49
DLE C, 3-5

S
F Signal Names, 2-1
Flag Data, 4-10 Spooler, 3-4
Clearing the Spool, 3-4
STKS and MAXM, 1-1

PN 4277303EC INDEX - 1
Stop Bits, 3-4
Suspect Flags Group Fields, 4-40

T
Time-Out, 3-3
Transmitted Groups, 4-28

V
Validation Codes
Enable, 3-5

W
WBC Threshold Group Fields, 4-51

INDEX - 2 PN 4277303EC
BECKMAN COULTER, INC. CUSTOMER END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

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This is a license agreement and not an agreement for sale. Beckman Coulter hereby licenses this Software
to you under the following terms and conditions:

You May:
1. Use this software in the computer supplied to you by Beckman Coulter;
2. Maintain one copy of this software for backup purposes (the backup copy shall be supplied by
Beckman Coulter);
3. After written notification to Beckman Coulter, transfer the entire Product to another person or entity,
provided you retain no copies of the Product software and the transferee agrees to the terms of this
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You May Not:


1. Use, copy or transfer copies of this Software except as provided in this license agreement;
2. Alter, merge, modify or adapt this Software in any way including disassembling or decompiling;
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PN 4277303EC
Documentation

s Getting Started Overview of system hardware and software.


PN 4277302 (LH 750/LH780)
PN 624601 (LH 500)
s Host Transmission Specifications for transmitting to a host computer
PN 4277303
s Reference Use and Function • Installation • Operation Principles •
PN 773021 (LH 780) Specifications/Characteristics • Precautions/Hazards • References • Glossary •
PN 4277248 (LH 750) Index
PN 624604 (LH 500) Available in hard copy by request.
s Operator’s Guide/IFU Controls and Indicators • Startup • QC • Sample Analysis • Data Analysis •
PN 773022 (LH 780) Shutdown • Analyzer CRT Functions • Workstation • Run Samples Display • To Do
PN 4277249 (LH 750) List • Database • Controls • Setup • Appendices
PN 624602 (LH 500) Available in hard copy by request.
s Special Procedures and Calibration • Cleaning Procedures • Replace/Adjust Procedures • Troubleshooting •
Troubleshooting Error Messages
PN 773023 (LH 780) Available in hard copy by request.
PN 4277250 (LH 750)
PN 624603 (LH 500)
s SlideMaker Operator’s Guide Use And Function • Installation • Operation Principles •
PN 4277299 (LH 750/LH780) Specifications/characteristics • Operating Procedures • Cleaning/Replacement
Procedures • References
Available in hard copy by request.
s SlideStainer Operator’s Guide Use And Function • Installation • Operation Principles •
PN 4277300 (LH 750) Specifications/characteristics • Operating Procedures • Cleaning/Replacement
Procedures • References
Available in hard copy by request.
s Body Fluids Instructions for Use Operating instructions regarding the use of the body fluids application.
PN 731113
s Hematology Tube List Tube List information
PN A70017

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Operator’s Guide, SlideStainer Operator’s Guide, and the Body Fluids Instructions for Use comes from the Online Help
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