AU480 Chemistry Analyzer (Semi-Automated)
Compact, reliable and cost-effective
Put the power of versatility to work for your lab with a smart and efficient clinical chemistry analyzer solution. The AU480 chemistry analyzer is the ideal primary clinical chemistry analyzer for low- to mid-volume hospitals and laboratories, or dedicated specialty chemistry or STAT analyzer for larger laboratories. With throughput of up to 400 photometric tests per hour (up to 800 with ISEs), increased onboard testing, reduced sample volume and easy operation, the AU480 delivers efficiency for laboratories around the world.
Robust testing capabilities
- Broaden your test offerings with more than 120 different Beckman Coulter system reagent applications available
- Conduct quick priority testing using the AU 480 clinical chemistry analyzer’s STAT wheel
- Turn around critical samples fast with sample pre-dilution and auto-repeat of over-range results
Efficient reagent and consumable use
- Minimize hands-on time and reduce daily reagent inventory tasks with ready-to-use liquid concentrated reagents
- Experience lower total cost of ownership with low consumable requirements
Convenient operational features
- Provide the right operator support when needed using context-sensitive help screens and instructional videos
- Simplify operations with user-friendly graphical user interface design and touch-screen monitor
- Reduce tech-to-tech variation and achieve consistent result quality with AU family of chemistry analyzers’ standardized processes
|Analytical System||Fully automated, random access chemistry system with STAT capability|
|Analytical Principle||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, 120 pre-programmed onboard tests|
|Throughput||400 photometric tests/hour; maximum of 800 with ISE|
|ISE Throughput||200 samples/hr. Maximum tests/hr: 600 if ISE only|
|Sample Types||Serum, plasma, urine, other|
|Sample Feeder||Racks with 10 samples each (barcodes on primary tubes and on racks); capacity of 80 samples; continuous loading|
|Sample Tubes||Primary and secondary tubes; diameter from 11.5 to 16 mm; height from 55 to 102 mm, nestled micro sample cups|
|STAT samples||Up to 22 positions for STAT samples via cooled turntable. Easy-to-operate interrupts between tests. Auto-repeat run capability.|
|Sample Volume||1–25 μl in 0.1 μl steps (1-25 μl for repeats)|
|Reagent Capacity||76 positions for (R1+R2, detergent position). Holds 15, 30 and 60ml bottles.|
|Reagent Storage||Refrigerated (4–12°C)|
|Reagent Volume||R1: 10–250 μl; R2: 10–250 μl (in 1 μl increment)|
|Total Reaction Volume||90–350 μl|
|Reaction Cuvette||Permanent glass cuvettes|
|Reaction Time||Up to 8 minutes, 37.5 seconds|
|Reaction Incubation||37°C, dry bath|
|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|
|Calibration||Auto calibration, cooled calibrator positions; master calibration established by two-dimensional barcode|
|Quality Control||Auto QC, cooled QC positions|
|Rerun||1. Auto rerun and manual rerun available|
2. Automatic sample increase, decrease or normal repeat
3. Reflex testing
|Sample Pre-dilution||Dilution ratio: Fixed to 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 76 or 100|
|Test Requisition||Individual and profile test requisition via online, mouse, function keys and touch-screen|
|Sample Integrity||Lipaemia, Haemolysis and Icterus analysis. Sample clot detection and probe crash protection.|
|Online||RS232C. Full uni- and bidirectional communication possible.|
|Data Storage||Sample number 100,000 samples. Reaction Data 200,000 tests.|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||ANL: 1,450 x 1,205 x 760|
|Power Supply||100–240v; 60 Hz/ < 3.5 kVA|
The AU480 Chemistry Analyzer is a versatile and efficient instrument used for biochemical analysis in clinical laboratories. Here are some specifications of the AU480 Chemistry Analyzer:
- Throughput: The AU480 can handle up to 400 photometric tests and 800 tests per hour, providing high productivity and fast turnaround time for laboratory workflows.
- Test Menu: It offers a comprehensive test menu, including routine chemistries, electrolytes, specific proteins, therapeutic drug monitoring, drugs of abuse, and more. The specific tests available may vary depending on the configuration and reagent availability.
- Sample Types: The analyzer is capable of analyzing various sample types, such as serum, plasma, urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and other body fluids.
- Sample Capacity: It has a sample tray that can hold up to 100 primary sample tubes simultaneously, allowing for efficient batch processing.
- Reagent Capacity: The system can accommodate up to 48 reagent positions, enabling a broad range of tests to be performed without frequent reagent changes.
- Automation: The AU480 features automated sample handling, including barcode identification, sample dilution, reagent dispensing, mixing, incubation, and result interpretation. This automation reduces manual errors and improves overall laboratory efficiency.
- Software Integration: The analyzer can seamlessly integrate with laboratory information systems (LIS) and middleware solutions, allowing for bidirectional communication, result transfer, and streamlined data management.
- User Interface: It has a user-friendly interface with a color touchscreen display, making it easy to navigate and operate the analyzer.
- Quality Control: The AU480 supports internal and external quality control measures, ensuring accuracy and precision of test results.
- Maintenance: The analyzer requires minimal maintenance, with automated self-checks, calibration, and quality control processes.
It’s important to note that specific specifications and features may vary depending on the model, software version, and optional configurations of the AU480 Chemistry Analyzer.
Addendum, AU480 Chemistry Analyzer, EN
|Line / Series / ProductAU480||Download||Item / Ref No.||Document No.B58153.AA||Released Date4/20/2015|
|Line / Series / ProductAU480||Download||Item / Ref No.||Document No.B28625.AA||Released Date6/24/2014|
AU480 Chemistry Analyzer Addendum for ISE Tubing Maintenance
|Line / Series / ProductAU480||Download||Item / Ref No.||Document No.B97470.AA||Released Date1/25/2017|
AU480 Chemistry Analyzer User’s Guide
|Line / Series / ProductAU480||Download||Item / Ref No.||Document No.B28624.AA||Released Date6/25/2014|
Addendum, IVDR Requirements, AU480, AU680, AU5800
|Line / Series / ProductAU480, AU5800, AU680||Download||Item / Ref No.||Document No.C79006.AA||Released Date5/7/2021|
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