The information to be found in this section is intended for the exclusive use of healthcare professionals.

Desktop fully automated random access chemistry analyzer.
Test channels:
43 channels: 40 on-line photometric channels plus 3 additional ISEs for Na, K and Cl.
Maximum number of tests in menu:
60 from Master list of 500
Assay types:
Endpoint, Kinetic, Bichromatic, Turbidimetric, ISE and Sample/Reagent blanking
Calibration Type:
Linear, Factor, 2 Point, Point to Point, Log-Logit, Spline and Exponential.
Maximum number of calibrators per test:
Up to 7 calibrators for multipoint.
Automatic calibration interval:
180 photometric tests per hour, 270 ISE tests per hour.
Maximum 450 total tests per hour.
Sample type:
Serum, Plasma and Urine, CSF and supernatant.
Sample input system :
Type: Removable tray with sample tube holder on a turntable
Sample tube size:
Multiple tube sizes – Diameter 12-16 mm & Height 55-100 mm
Tube and Cup size Recommended for Pediatric sample use :
Sarstedt Cup
Cat No. 72.730.006
Micro tube 0.5 ml PP

Sarstedt Tube
Cat No. 55.472
Tube 6.5ml 85 x 13 mm PS
Sample capacity:
Capacity: 40 positions for routine, STAT and QC samples
Closed or open primary tubes:
Clot detection:
Not available
Sample identification:
Barcode sample ID detection
Sample dilution:
Sample dilution: Pre-dilution and automatic re-assay with diluted sample / reduced / increased sample volume available.
Dilution mixture 100-350 µl consisting of 2 –35 µl of sample and 65 – 400 µl of diluent.
STAT samples:
STAT Sampling: Immediate sampling interruption
Continuous sample loading:
Sample pipette:
Type: Micropipette with liquid level detector.
Pipette rinsing:
Inside and outside with purified water
Sample pump:
Type: Micro syringe.
Sample volume:
Volume:2 to 35 µl (incremented by 0.1 µl)
Sample dead volume:
100 µl in primary tube / standard cup or 20 µl in pediatric cup
Reagent system:
Type: Removable tray with reagent bottle holder on a turntable
Reagent capacity:
40 reagent positions (accommodates 20 for 100 ml or 50 ml bottles and 20 for 20 ml bottles).
Reagent cooling:
15°C below ambient temperature
No of cooled reagent positions:
No of non cooled reagent positions:
Maximum no of reagent additions per test:
Reagent inventory:
Calculation of remaining reagent volume and tests available
Reagent identification:
Barcode reagent ID detection.
Open channels:
Application of reagents from different suppliers:
Open channels can be used
Reagent pipette:
Reagent pipette type:
Micropipette with liquid level detector
Reagent pipette rinsing:
Inside and outside with purified water.
Reagent pump type:
Micro syringe
Reagent volume:
20 to 400 µl (incremented by 1 µl)
ISE unit:
Integrated ISE unit.
Cuvette system:
Number of cuvettes: 45 cuvettes on reaction line.
Cuvette type:
Path length:
6 mm
Cuvette washing system:
One washing station (6 cuvette washers and drying block)
Type of wash fluid:
Dilute Alkaline Solution & Dilute Acid Solution
Cuvette material:
Minimum cuvette volume:
180 µl.
Maximum cuvette volume:
500 µl.
Reaction system:
Direct heating system
37°C +/-0.3
Detector method:
Direct absorbance in cuvette (Monochromatic or Bichromatic)
Photometric range:
0.0 – 3A
Cycle time:
20 seconds
Time to first result from sample barcode scan :
14 min
Time to first emergency result from standby :
12 min 30 seconds
8 filters - 340, 415, 510, 546, 570, 600, 660 and 700 nm
Light source:
Halogen tungsten lamp
Stirring system:
Type: Stick type rotating stirrer
Stirring speed:
Variable speed (weak, normal and strong)
Stirrer rinsing:
Purified water.
Water consumption:
Maximum 7.5 L per hour. Additional water unit available if required.
Water quality requirement:
NCCLS Type 1 or 2 (Other types may be acceptable – please contact A. MENARINI Diagnostics)
User interface:
Windows XP based user interface. Dell PCs supplied with analyser have flat screen monitor
Connection to host:
Via RS232 interface using ASTM interface
Ambient temperature:
15 – 30°C
Maximum humidity:
45 – 85% without condensation
Power supply:
Supply Voltage: 100 Vac +- 10 V
Power consumption:
Less than 700 VA
UPS requirements:
350 KVA
770 mm (W) x 620 mm (D) x 500 mm (H) (30.3” x 24.4” x 19.7”) – analyzer only.
Stiff chassis – Double bottom for excellent noise insulation
No rear access required. Simple twice-yearly preventative maintenance
Daily, monthly and batch Q.C. with data archiving. Auto Q.C. facility available
Data management and storage:
Storage of up to 30,000 patient reports with search facility.
Reagent packs:
Full range of dedicated bar-coded reagents available in 50 ml and 20 ml vials
Time required for daily maintenance:
Less than 5 minutes
Noise output (dB):
60 db with lid closed when >1 m distance from instrument
Heat output :
2253 BTU/hr analyzer only
3959 BTU/hr (including PC and printer)
Manipulation of raw data:
Raw data can be viewed and printed in table format
Life time of ISE electrodes:
6 months or 10,000 tests
Max no of tests possible with ISEs:
3 (Na, K & Cl)
No of control and calibrator positions:
Completely flexible on sample wheel
Cooled or uncooled control and calibrator positions:
Data for multiple Reagents lots storable:
Display of calibration data:
Manipulation of calibration data:
Automated dilution of controls:
Display of several control lots storable:
Display of control data: