Beckman Coulter AU640e Automated Chemistry Analyzer

The Beckman Coulter AU640e Automated Chemistry Analyzer is a fully automated chemistry analyzer designed for operating ease, speed, and flexibility. It uses liquid, barcoded reagents and user-friendly Microsoft Windows software. The operator is assured a fast turnaround time for response panels, maximum 1200 tests per hour with the ISE, 600 tests per hour photometric.

Description

Beckman Coulter AU640e Automated Chemistry Analyzer

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

Fast and reliable turnaround times 

  • Up to 800 photometric tests per hour and up to 1,200 tests per hour with electrolytes
  • Immediate STAT interrupt with HCFA basic metabolic eight test panel results available within five minutes

Walk away design saves operator time 

  • 150-sample rack loading for peak workloads
  • 22-sample carousel for STAT
  • Direct tube sampling for 3.0, 5.0, 7.0, 10.0 mL primary tubes and pediatric cups
  • Mixed bar code capability
  • Automated reflex and repeat testing
  • Automated pre-dilution for urine and other specimens

Automated reagent handling 

  • ClearChem reagents are liquid and ready-to-use
  • Barcoded cartridges provide on-board management (random placement, on-board stability and calibration tracking)
  • All 48 R1 and 48 R2 reagent positions are open for random cartridge placement
  • State-of-the-art Advanced Calibration stores up to 5 calibration curves per test
  • Reagent Inventory predicts shortfalls by comparing on-board reagent versus average daily workloads
  • Automatic changeover from empty to fresh bottle

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 30,000 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 crash prevention for probes
  • Exclusive spot photometric technology for precision optics

User-friendly Windows NT software simplifies training and operation 

  • Drop-down menus, icons, color-keyed graphics
  • User Menu to customize operation
  • Operator’s Guide with links, search, and bookmarks
  • Software capabilities support CLIA, NCCLS, and CAP compliance
  • Computer-displayed maintenance videos
  • Modem-linked Technical Support for access to Olympus experts

Maintenance: Automated for minimum operator time 

  • Programmable start-up
  • Automated washes and 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