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AU680 Chemistry Analyzer

Designed for flexibility in the laboratory

Meet ever-increasing pressures on time and productivity with ease. The AU680 chemistry analyzer gives mid- to high-volume laboratories the flexibility to improve efficiencies and economics their way. Operate the AU680 as a standalone system or connect it to laboratory automation and IT solutions. With throughput of up to 800 photometric tests per hour (up to 1,200 with ISEs) and 63 onboard parameters, the AU680 delivers field-proven reliability and efficiency to laboratories around the world.

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  • The intuitive graphical user interface includes:
  • Sample tracking
  • Patient statistics
  • User-customized menu
  • Color alerts to highlight system operating conditions
  • AU-proven reliability enables greater uptime with quick and easy parts replacement
  • No tools required
  • No more than three steps, no longer than 60 seconds, for parts such as sample and reagent probes, mixers and syringes
  • Online help videos guide the operator on proper technique when performing maintenance procedures and parts replacement, which enables greater system uptime 
  • Integration of pre-analytical automation and immunoassay is attainable with AU680 Direct Track Sampling to Power Processor and connectivity to UniCel DxI 600/800 systems
  • Command Central integrated with REMISOL Advance* enables remote monitoring of and access to instruments and automation consoles from a single workstation, optimizing laboratory management and improving decision-making
  • Cooled STAT compartment provides one-button STAT interrupt and advanced auto QC and calibration capabilities
  • High-precision microsampling provides accurate and precise results
  • Priority sample repeat/reflex reduces turnaround time for critical patients  
  • Long-lasting ISEs minimize downtime and reduce operating costs
  • Large 150-sample rack loader provides for optimal sample processing during peak workload periods
  • Whole blood sampling capability is used for HbA1c testing

Analytical System

Fully automated, random-access chemistry system with STAT capability

Analytical Principles

Spectrophotometry and potentiometry

Analytical Types

Endpoint, rate, fixed point and indirect ISE

Analytical Methods

Colorimetry, turbidimetry, latex agglutination, homogeneous EIA, indirect ISE

Simultaneously Processed Analytes

60 photometric tests + 3 ISE

Throughput

800 photometric tests/hour; up to 1,200 with ISE

Sample Types

Serum, plasma, urine, whole blood (HbA1c) and other fluids

Sample Feeder

Racks with 10 samples each (barcodes on primary tubes and on racks); capacity of 150 samples; continuous loading

Sample Tubes

In primary and secondary tubes; diameter between 11.5 and 16.5 mm; height between 55 and 102 mm

STAT Samples

Up to 22 positions for STAT samples, barcoded primary tubes

Sample Volume

1–25 μL in 0.1 μL increments (1–25 μL for repeats)

Reagent Supply

60 positions for R1, 48 positions for R2; refrigerated: 4–12°C; handling of 3-shot reagents

Reagent Volume

R1: 15–250 μL; R2: 15–250 μL; in 1 μL increments

Total Reaction Volume

120–425 μL

Reaction Cuvette

Quartz cuvettes

Reaction Time

Up to 8 minutes, 40 seconds

Reaction Temperature

37°C

Mixing Method

With rotating paddles after dispensing sample and reagent

Photometry System

Direct assay through the reaction cuvette (0–3.0 OD) mono and bichromatic measurements possible

Wavelength

13 different wavelengths between 340–800 nm

Cuvette Cleaning

Comprehensive cleaning with detergents

Calibration

Autocalibration, cooled calibrator positions; master calibration established by two-dimensional barcode on the reagent bottle (>3-point calibration)

Quality Control

Auto QC, cooled QC positions

Test Requisition

Individual and profile test requisition via online, mouse, function keys or touch screen

Safety

Clot detection and crash prevention for sample and reagent dispenser

Online

Full uni- and bi-directional communication possible

Software

Windows XP®

Data Storage

Sample number: 100,000 samples. Reaction data: 200,000 tests.

Dimensions (WxHxD)

ANL 1,950x1,280x1,000

Power Supply

200 V; 208 V; 220 V; 230 V; 240 V; 50 Hz; 60 Hz/3.8 KVA

*REMISOL Advance is a trademark or registered trademark of Normand-Info SAS in the United States and other countries. Used under license.