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PK7300 Automated Microplate System

Comprehensive blood banking solution

The PK7300 leads the industry in pre-transfusion, automated blood donor testing. System features include 300-sample-per-hour throughput, full online system status updates, data transfer capabilities, and aspiration and dispense monitoring intelligence. The PK7300 also self-monitors critical instrument processes with alarms, including result validation for abnormal conditions.

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Simplicity and efficiency

  • High throughput of up to 300 samples per hour allows rapid analysis of large volumes of samples
  • Reduce training time with customized menus, icons and color-keyed graphics
  • Save time and money with programmable, fully automated start-up mode
  • Onboard data management allows you to store and search test results and data can be saved for off-line analysis and archiving 

Quality and reliability

  • Get reliable analysis using a high-resolution CCD camera
  • Enhance test reliability using barcodes to automate management of samples, microplates, reagents and diluents
  • Continuously monitor dispensed volumes of samples, reagents and diluents; anomalies are automatically detected, displayed and reported
General Characteristics  
   Analytical method Agglutination method on terraced microplates
   Channels 12
   Throughput 300 samples/hour with 4 dilution cups; 266 samples per hour with 4 dilution cups
   Sample capacity 12 racks or 120 samples; continuous addition. Racks with 10 samples each (barcodes on primary tubes)
   Sample tube size In primary or secondary tubes: diameter: 12‒15 mm; height: 55‒102 mm
   Sample Plasma, serum, red blood cells; red blood cell suspension
   Reagent tray Up to 16 reagents can be loaded
   Reagent vessel Terraced microplates
   Reaction time 20‒60 minutes
   Assays ABO blood grouping, Rh typing, phenotyping (Rh, Kell and others), irregular antibody screening (with saline and enzyme method), infectious disease screening (TP, CMV and others)*
   Sample barcode NW-7; CODE39; CODE 128; ISBT-CODE128; and 2 of 5 interleaved
Electrical Requirements  
   Electrical consumption 3.0 KVA maximum
   Current 15‒30 amp (with UPS)
   Circuit Dedicated and noise-free
   Voltage 110/208/220/230/240 VAC (±10%) single phase
   Frequency 50/60 Hz (±1 Hz)
   Ground requirement <100 ohms
   Location Power cable length 10 m (30 ft)
Water Requirements  
   Type Deionized
   Supply Continuous flow
   Resistivity >0.5 mega ohms
   Mechanical filtration <0.5 µm (glycerol-free) filter at discharge of deionizer
   Consumption 60 L/hour max, instantaneous demand 3.5 L/minute
   Pressure 0.49 x 105 3.99 x 105 pascal (7.1‒58.8 PSI)
   Location Shutoff valve within 10 m (30 ft)
   Tubing diameter 12 mm (ID) x 18 mm (OD)
   Connection 0.5 in barbed-hose fitting
Drain Requirements  
   Gravity Hazardous waste floor drain: maximum height 1.5 m (5 ft); max distance from analyzer: 10 m (30 ft)
   Tubing requirements 15 mm (ID) x 22 mm (OD)
Environmental Requirements  
  Average heat output 7,200 KJ/H (6,824 BTU) max
   Ambient temperature 18–30°C (fluctuations during measurement shall be within ± 2°C
   Ambient humidity 20%–80% relative humidity
   Noise output Max 65 dB or less
System Accessories and Expendable Parts

Parts System Accessories and Expendable Parts

Beckman Coulter supports you with a full complement of accessories and expendable parts for the PK7300 System. Beckman Coulter offers training to end users on proper use and replacement of all accessories and expendable parts. The replacement of consumable parts can be monitored in an online menu located on the PK7300. This menu can serve as a tool for establishing a time line for purchasing consumable parts.

PK®7300 Blood Grouping Reagents

Reagents PK7300 Blood Grouping Reagents

The Beckman Coulter PK7300 System Blood Grouping Reagents and Phenotyping Reagents are intended for the determination of blood ABO group and Rh type and Kell phenotypes in blood donors using the Beckman Coulter PK7300 System. The Anti-A, Anti-B and Anti-A,B reagents are used in the red blood cell determination of the ABO blood group. They are used to determine the absence or presence of erythrocytic antigens A and/or B on the surface of human red blood cells.

The Anti-D reagents: Anti-D, Anti-D (PK1) and Anti-D (PK2) are used to determine the Rh type. They are used to detect the presence of the D (Rh) antigen on the surface of human red blood cells. The Anti-C, Anti-E, Anti-c, Anti-e and Anti-K are used for Rh-Kell phenotyping of human red blood cells. These reagents detect the presence of antigens C,E,c,e and K on the surface of red blood cells.

The Beckman Coulter Control is devoid of human activity and should be used in parallel testing with the Beckman Coulter PK System Blood Grouping and Phenotyping reagents to differentiate between specific and non-specific agglutination.

PK®7300 Reagent Red Blood Cells

Reagents PK7300 Reagent Red Blood Cells

The Beckman Coulter PK System Reagent Red Blood Cells (A1 and B) are intended for the determination of the reverse or plasma group on the Beckman Coulter PK7300 analyzer.

The determination of an ABO Blood group is defined by demonstrating the presence or absence of antigens A and/or B on the surface of human red blood cells and detecting the presence or absence of Anti-A and/or Anti-B antibodies in the plasma. The red blood cell antigens are identified using the Beckman Coulter PK7300 System Blood Grouping Reagents: Anti-A, Anti-B and Anti-A,B (red blood cell or forward group). The Beckman Coulter PK System A1 and B (plasma or reverse group) confirm the preceding result by verifying the presence of the corresponding antibodies in the plasma by using known red blood cells.

PK® CMV-PA Systems & Controls

System & Controls PK CMV-PA Systems & Controls

The Beckman Coulter PK CMV-PA System is a passive particle agglutination assay intended for the qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to cytomegalovirus (CMV) in human plasma and serum from blood donors using the Beckman Coulter PK7300 System. The PK CMV-PA System has been developed to provide an indirect particle agglutination CMV assay using uniform reagents, which are stable and easy to handle. Automation has enhanced the value of the indirect particle agglutination test by significantly reducing the amount of time and labor needed to perform the assay.

PK CMV-PA test system

  • 2,300 tests/kit
  • 230 tests/vial
  • Large lot size minimizes on-receipt testing
  • Reagent rehydrates in 30 minutes to allow rapid start-up
  • Dedicated sample diluents in test kit
  • Gel particle eliminates cross-reactivity
  • Blue gel particle adds process control
  • Long open vial stability
  • Standardized operating parameters

Sample type, age and storage condition

Assay Sample Sample Expiration Storage Condition
CMV-PA EDTA 5 days 2-8°C
CMV-PA Serum 14 days 2-8°C


Advantages of full automation on the PK7300 system

  • Simultaneous testing with ABO/Rh and TP
  • 300 samples tested per hour
  • Full automation from sample handling to data transmission  

PK CMV-PA control set

  • Contains 6 reactive and 6 nonreactive controls
  • Color-coded and barcode labeled
  • Ready to use
  • 4 mL each

PK® TP System & Controls

System & Controls PK TP System & Controls

The Beckman Coulter PK TP System is intended for the qualitative screening of blood donors for the detection of Treponema pallidum IgG and IgM antibodies in human serum or EDTA plasma using the Beckman Coulter PK7300 System. The identification of Treponema pallidum antibodies aids in the diagnosis of syphilis caused by the microorganisms belonging to the genus Treponema and provides epidemiologic information on syphilis. The Beckman Coulter PK TP System has been developed to provide uniform reagents, which are stable and easy to handle. Automation has significantly reduced the amount of time and labor needed to perform the assay.

PK TP system

  • 3,000 tests/kit
  • 300 tests/vial
  • Large lot size minimizes on-receipt testing
  • Reagent rehydrates in 30 minutes to allow rapid start-up
  • Dedicated colored sample diluents in test kit
  • Long open vial stability
  • Standardized operating parameters 

Sample type, age and storage condition

Assay Sample Sample Expiration Storage Condition
TP EDTA 5 days 2-8°C
TP Serum 5 days 2-8°C


Advantages of full automation on the PK7300 system

  • Simultaneous testing with ABO/Rh and CMV
  • 300 samples tested per hour
  • Full automation from sample handling to data transmission  

PK TP control set

  • Contains 8 reactive and 8 nonreactive controls
  • Color-coded and barcode labeled
  • Ready to use
  • 5 mL each

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