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Improve Lab Efficiency with the Beckman Coulter / Olympus AU680 Chemistry Analyzer

by Jeremy Linder Lab Equipment Supplier
Olympus AU680 chemistry analyzer comes with a throughput of up to 800 photometric tests per hour and 63 onboard parameters in parallel. 


Chemistry analyzers are indispensable tool in modern clinical and research laboratories. Advanced chemistry systems are used to test for electrolytes, enzymes and proteins in samples of serum, plasma, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and other body fluids. Leading dealers of laboratory equipment offer new and recertified models of chemistry systems integrated with advanced features and specifications. The Olympus / Beckman Coulter AU680 chemistry analyzer is a fully automated system designed to meet the varied testing needs of medium to high throughput laboratories. This analyzer offers benefits such as improved user convenience, automation options, extended analytical reach, and reduced operating costs.

AU680 – Advanced Features and Specifications

This chemistry system offers a fully automated HbA1c assay and measures analytes in combination with appropriate reagents, calibrators, quality control (QC) material, and other accessories. It is operated through a new and highly intuitive graphical user interface, including embedded videos to support key maintenance steps. The intuitive graphical user interface includes – sample tracking, patient statistics, user-customized menu and color alerts to highlight system operating conditions. 

The AU680 chemistry system comes with a “Triple reagent dispensing” feature that allows it to perform assays requiring up to three separate reagents, which enhances analytical performance and opens up new possibilities for current and future assays. It reduces overall operating costs by eliminating the need for multiple calibrators via “Plug and Play” calibration using 2D barcodes.

Featuring a fully open design, the AU680 is operated as a stand-alone instrument or connected to a track system for direct track sampling. With throughput capacity of up to 800 photometric tests per hour (up to 1,200 with ISEs) and 63 onboard parameters in parallel, this chemistry analyzer delivers field-proven reliability and efficiency. To increase automation levels, samples can be loaded via a new standardized rack tray for direct transfer from the Beckman Coulter AutoMate 2500 peri-analytical workstation. The system also accommodates pediatric sampling and can perform automated pre-dilution and immediate STAT processing without workload interruption. Other standard features include – 

  • Sample types - Serum, plasma, urine, whole blood (HbA1c) and other fluids
  • STAT samples - Up to 22 positions for STAT samples, bar-coded primary tubes
  • Sample volume - 1–25 μL in 0.1 μL increments (1–25 μL for repeats)
  • Total reaction volume - 120–425 μL
  • Reaction time - Up to 8 minutes, 40 seconds
  • Reagent volume as small as 15 µl
  • Clot detection and crash prevention
  • Tact frequency - 4.5 seconds
  • Automatic bottle switch capabilities
  • Liquid detection and remaining test number calculation
  • Non disposable quartz cuvettes
  • Ready to use liquid stable reagents
  • Applies to C3, C4, Transferrin and ASO
  • Handling of 3-shot reagents

The positive sample identification feature eliminates possibility of sample mix-ups. Up to 150 samples can be easily boarded at any time for long walk away. Beckman Coulter flexible racks can handle all commonly used tube sizes in parallel. Bar-coded racks help define different sample materials or other sample specifics. 
The Beckman Coulter/Olympus AU680 chemistry analyzer is available in the online stores of leading laboratory equipment suppliers. Purchase from an established dealer will ensure great pricing as well as efficient technical and maintenance support.

About Jeremy Linder Committed     Lab Equipment Supplier

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Created on Dec 28th 2018 04:12. Viewed 123 times.

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