Q Series Coagulation Analyzer

Maximize hemostasis laboratory workflow efficiency

The Q coagulation analyzer series is the instrument of choice for low- to high-volume hemostasis and clinical laboratories that strive to deliver quality results with high efficiency. The system is a fully automated instrument specifically designed for in vitro diagnostic clinical use. It performs clotting, chromogenic and immunoturbidimetric hemostasis assay testing in citrated human plasma.

Beckman Coulter only distributes Grifols hemostasis solutions in France and Germany.

This product may not be available in your country at this time. Please contact your Beckman Coulter sales representative or distributor for more information.
Q Series analyzers improve lab performance because they are:

Flexible
  • Continuous random sample access with no adapters required
  • Emergency (STAT) sample analysis priority
  • Fully integrated PC with user-adjustable touchscreen interface
Efficient
  • Dual multitasking core arms: sample arm for cap-piercing, sample pipetting, dilution (if required) and dispensing; reagent arm for reagent heating, dispensing, homogenization of reaction mixture, and moving cuvettes from incubator to reader
  • Multiple assay reader channels to increase sample throughput
  • Tilted reagent tray positions to minimize dead volume cooled reagent chamber, and to maximize shelf life
High Quality
  • Ready-to-use liquid reagents to ensure quality performance, efficiency and time savings
    • Ready-to-use liquid reagents for 100% of routine hemostasis tests, including prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen (FIB), thrombin time (TT), D-Dimer (DD) and antithrombin (AT)
    • Elimination of reconstitution errors and stabilization delays 
  • Automatic sample integrity checks and HIL interference testing with no extra cuvette, sample or reagent use
  • Easy-to-use system software designed to simplify ISO 15189 regulatory compliance
  • QNet feature to merge and manage data and QC from multiple systems in a single interconnected worksheet

Coagulation Systems for All Labs

QSmart

QSmart

Low Volume

The QSmart has 29 sample positions, 15 reagent positions and 4 separate random access sample reading channels. 


  • 100 PT tests per hour
  • 80 PT/aPTT tests per hour
     

  • Physician Office Laboratory
  • Satellite Laboratory
  • Specialty Laboratory
     
QNext

QNext

Mid Volume

The QNext includes cap-piercing, 60 sample positions and 30 reagent positions, and 8 random access sample reading channels. 


  • 200 PT tests per hour
  • 150 PT/aPTT tests per hour
     

  • Core Laboratory
  • Hospital Laboratory
  • Reference Laboratory
  • Specialty Laboratory
     
QXpert

QXpert

High Volume

The QXpert includes cap-piercing, 150 sample positions and 46 reagent positions, and 10 random access sample reading channels.


  • 240 PT tests per hour
  • 240 PT/aPTT tests per hour
     

  • Core Laboratory
  • Hospital Laboratory
  • Reference Laboratory
  • Integrated Delivery Network
  • Specialty Laboratory
     

QSmart

QNext

QXpert

Throughput




Walkaway Capacity
  • Samples, Simultaneous
29 60 150
  • Cuvettes
400
400 600
PT Only 100 tests/hour 200 tests/hour 240 tests/hour
PT /aPTT 80 tests/hour 150 tests/hour 240 tests/hour

Weight and Dimensions



Model Type Modular benchtop Modular benchtop Modular benchtop
Width 65 cm (25.6 in.) 94 cm (37 in.)
126 cm (49.6 in.)
Height 60.5 cm (23.8 in.) 59 cm (23.2 in.) 73 cm (28.7 in.)
Depth 70 cm (27.6 in.) 73 cm (28.7 in.) 76 cm (29.9 in.)
Weight 68 kg (150 lbs) 80 kg (176 lbs) 165 kg (363 lbs)

Features

 



Primary Tubes Loading Yes Yes Yes 
Cap-piercing No, Open tubes only Yes Yes
Controlling PC Yes, Fully Integrated Yes, Fully Integrated Yes, Fully Integrated
Touchscreen Software Yes Yes Yes
Methodologies Supported Clotting, chromogenic and immunoturbidimetric Clotting, chromogenic and immunoturbidimetric Clotting, chromogenic and immunoturbidimetric
Dispensing Precision (Sample & Reagent)      
  • For volumes ≥ 50 μL
≤ 5% ≤ 5% ≤ 5%
  • For volumes < 50 μL
≤ 10% ≤ 10% ≤ 10%
Dispensing Accuracy (Sample & Reagent) ≤ 10% ≤ 10% ≤ 10%
Barcode Reading Capability Yes Yes Yes
  •  Samples
Automatic, Barcode Automatic, Barcode Automatic, Barcode
  •  Reagents
Automatic, Barcode Automatic, Barcode Automatic, Barcode
Data Management Capability Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bidirectional Interface Yes Yes Yes
Cuvette Loading Without Test Interruption Yes Yes Yes

Sample

   
 
Sample Handle System 1 removable tray with 29 positions Individual Qsample holders 5 samples racks of 30-sample capacity each
Continuous Sample Load No Yes Yes
Primary Tube Sampling Supported Yes Yes Yes
Disposables Used Single Cuvette Single Cuvette Single Cuvette
Direct Dilution of Patient Samples Yes (on board) Yes (on board) Yes (on board)
Level / Clot Detection Yes (in needle) Yes (in needle) Yes (in needle)
 Probe Aspiration & Dispense Capacity      
  • Samples
Without cap-piercing: 10-210 µL
Without cap-piercing: 10-210 µL
With cap-piercing: 10-160 μL
Without cap-piercing: 10-210 µL
With cap-piercing: 10-160 μL
  • Reagents
25-250 µL 25-250 µL 25-250 µL
Incubation Positions 100 positions, random-access carousel 100 positions, random-access carousel 100 positions, random-access carousel

Reagent

     
Number of Reagent Containers on Board 15 positions (8 vials + 7 tubes/microtubes) 30 positions (16 vials + 14 tubes/microtubes)

46 positions:

  • 30 positions (16 vials + 14 tubes / microtubes) in the two Products Trays of the Products Entry Area.
  • 16 positions (6 for Diluents + 10 for Controls, Standards and Calibrators) in the Products Rack of the Samples Entry Area. (room temperature)
Reagents Conservation Temperature <18° C (room temperature of 18-25° C) <18° C (room temperature of 18-25° C) <18° C (room temperature of 18-25° C)
Controlled Reagent Volume Detection Yes Yes Yes

Reading

     
Reading System Absorbance reading through photodetector Absorbance reading through photodetector Absorbance reading through photodetector
Reading Channels 4 separate, random access 8 separate, random access 10 separate, random access
Reading Type Bichromatic Bichromatic Bichromatic
Wavelength Selectable 405 nm and/or 620 nm 405 nm and/or 620 nm  405 nm and/or 620 nm

Testing

     
Autocalibration Yes Yes Yes
Multipoint Calibration Supported Yes Yes Yes
Number of Different Measured Tests on Board Simultaneously Limited by reagent positions Limited by reagent positions Limited by reagent positions
Automatic Rerun Yes Yes Yes
Auto-reflex Capability Yes Yes Yes
Nonstandard User-Setup for Assays Yes (open system) Yes (open system) Yes (open system)
Number of Different Tests Programmed and Calibrated at One Time Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
LIS Connection Interface Yes, ASTM compatible Yes, ASTM compatible Yes, ASTM compatible
QC Control Module (Levey-Jennings Charts, Multiple Statistical Rules) Yes Yes Yes
User Access Control Yes Yes Yes

Power

   
Voltage 100-240 V ~ 100-240 V ~ 100-240 V ~
Frequency 50-60 Hz 50-60 Hz 50-60 Hz
Maximum Input Power 300 W 300 W 400 W

Environment

     
Temperature 15° C to 28° C 15° C to 28° C 15° C to 28° C
Relative Humidity 15 - 80% 15 - 80% 15 - 80%
Maximum Altitude 2500 m 2500 m 2500 m
The hemostasis solutions are manufactured by Grifols and distributed globally by Beckman Coulter Inc.
Disclaimer: The Grifols hemostasis solutions are CE Marked. Not available for sale in all countries. Pending clearance by the United States Food and Drug Administration; not yet available for in vitro diagnostic use in the U.S.