Beckman Coulter AU480 Automated Chemistry Analyzer

The Beckman Coulter AU480 Automated Chemistry Analyzer is ideal as a primary chemistry analyzer for small to medium-size hospitals and laboratories or as a dedicated specialty analyzer for larger institutions. Automate and consolidate chemistry testing with ClearChem’s 130 test menu including chemistry, urine chemistry, specific proteins, esoteric chemistries and tests for therapeutic drug monitoring, drugs-of-abuse, and thyroid function. With random access throughput of up to 400 photometric tests per hour (up to 800 with electrolytes), on-board menu of over 63 tests and user-definable sample handling options, the AU480 delivers efficiency for real world lab needs.

Description

Standardization 
Only Olympus standardizes chemistry testing for low to very high-volume laboratories. This provides greater productivity, increased efficiency and lower cost for your lab

Fast and reliable turnaround times 

  • Up to 400 photometric tests per hour and up to 800 tests per hour with electrolytes
  • Immediate STAT interrupt that gives you basic metabolic eight test panel results within five minutes

Walk away design saves operator time 

  • 80-sample rack loading for peak workloads with continuous loading capability
  • 22-sample STAT carousel
  • Direct tube sampling for 3.0, 5.0, 7.0, 10.0 mL primary tubes and pediatric micro cup option
  • Multiple bar code capability provides easier and faster calibration with lower cost
  • Enhanced, reflex and repeat testing
  • Automated pre-dilution for urine and other specimens
  • Open design for direct connectivity to many lab automation systems

Automated reagent handling 

  • ClearChem reagents are liquid and ready-to-use
  • Barcoded cartridges provide automated reagent management (on-board stability, expiration and calibration tracking)
  • All 76 R1, R2 reagent positions are open for random cartridge placement
  • State-of-the-art Advanced Calibration stores multiple calibration curves per test
  • Reagent Inventory management alerts operator by comparing on-board reagent test volume versus average daily workload
  • Automatic changeover from empty to fresh bottle
  • Multiple sized reagent cartridges hold from 100 to 6000+ tests to meet the needs of the laboratory

Efficient review of results 

  • Choice of QC trending
  • Westgard multi-rule procedure
  • Twin plots
  • Levey-Jennings daily and day-to-day plots
  • Search function to retrieve data by individual sample and type of test (up to 100,000 patient files)
  • User-definable flags for abnormal results

Precision engineering for reliability and accuracy 

  • Capacitance liquid level detection to ensure accurate pipetting for reagents and specimens
  • Clot detection and removal for sample probes
  • Crash protection for sample and reagent probes
  • Exclusive spot photometric technology for precision enhanced optics
  • Micro sampling capabilities for pediatric and other special samples

User-friendly Windows XP software: Helps reduce training time 

  • Single Screen system check: at-a-glance graphic dashboard for monitoring system status
  • Universal descriptive icons and color-keyed graphics
  • Customized User Menu: simplifies training and operation by staff
  • Online Operator’s Guide and video: reinforce training with links, search and bookmarks
  • Software capabilities support CLIA, NCCLS and CAP compliance
  • Computer-displayed maintenance videos

Web-based services: Eliminates paperwork and increases reliability

  • SUPPORTVISION® remote diagnostics for virtual on-site support
  • Olympus Partner Advantage provides technical resource access, on-line product training with reagent ordering and tracking capability.

Maintenance: Automated for operational cost reduction 

  • Five (5) minutes average daily operator maintenance
  • Programmable power-on and start-up
  • Advanced calibration: stores up to five calibration curves per test
  • Automated cleaning and system checks
  • Olympus dry-bath technology means no water bath maintenance
  • Minimum disposables:
  • Permanent glass cuvettes
  • ISE electrodes are warranted for six months
  • No sample or reagent tips to replace