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Beckman Coulter, Access 2 (Chemistry-Immunoassay POC Low Volume, 2018)

Beckman Coulter, Access 2 (Chemistry-Immunoassay POC Low Volume, 2018)

Chemistry and immunoassay analyzers for point-of-care and low-volume laboratories, June 2018

Contact Information

Beckman Coulter
Shallon Hagen
Chaska, MN

Name of instrument Access 2
Type of instrument immunoassay
Operational type/Model type continuous random access/benchtop
List price/First year sold in U.S. —/2001
Targeted hospital bed size/Targeted daily test volume
Company manufactures instrument yes (also sold by McKesson, Henry Schein)
Other models in this family of analyzers Unicel DxI 600, Unicel DxI 800
No. of units in clinical use in U.S./Outside U.S. (countries)
Dimensions (H × W × D)/Instrument footprint (square feet) 18.5 × 39 × 24 in./6.5 sq. ft.
Weight empty/Weight fully loaded 200 lbs./—
Tests available on analyzer in U.S. ferritin, folate, vitamin B12, testosterone, CEA, EPO, 25(OH) vitamin D total, ostase, troponin I, CK-MB, rubella IgG, toxo IgG, AFP (ONTD), DHEA-S, AMH, TPO Ab, AFP, PSA, more
Tests not available in U.S. but available in other countries
Tests in development for analyzer
No. of different measured assays onboard simultaneously 24 (24 can be run and calibrated at one time)
No. of user-definable (open chemistry) channels 0
Test throughput per hour/Assay run time 100/13–55 min.
No. of direct ion-selective electrode channels
Detection methods
Stat time until completion/specimen throughput for:
• Ion-selective electrode
• Basic metabolic panel
• Complete metabolic panel
Typical time delay from ordering stat test until aspiration of sample
Fully automated microplate immunoassay system
Methodologies supported
Separation methodologies
Stat time until completion of a ß-hCG test
Typical time delay from test order to aspiration of sample
Stat time until completion of a cTn test
• Typical time delay from test order to aspiration of sample
Approx. No. of tests per reagent set or pack/Reagent type 50 per pack or 100 per kit/self-contained single use
Reagents refrigerated onboard/Reagents ready to use yes/yes
Reagent lot tracking/Reagent inventory yes/—
Reagent form/Reagents barcoded — (closed reagent system)/yes
Separate reagent pack for each specimen/for each test run
Walkaway capability/Walkaway duration yes/180 min. or 60 specimens
Design of sample handling system rack
Uses washable cuvettes/Uses disposable cuvettes no/yes (can store up to 294 cuvettes)
Min.–max. sample volume that can be aspirated at one time 5 µL minimum
Min. reaction volume/Min. specimen volume/Min. dead volume —/dependent on specimen container/100 μL
Dedicated pediatric sample cup yes (dead volume: 100 μL)
Primary tube sampling/Pierces caps on primary tubes yes (tubes [in mm]: 12 × 75, 13 × 75, 16 × 75, 16 × 85, 13 × 100, 16 × 100)/no
Protects against probe collision
Detects clots/liquid level/short sample yes/yes/yes
Detection for hemolysis/icterus/lipemia/clots no/—/—/—
Dilutes patient samples onboard/Susceptibility to carryover
Automatic rerun capability no
Sample volume can be diluted to rerun out-of-linear-range high results/concentrated to rerun out-of-linear-range low results no/no
Analyzer requires dedicated water supply no
Autocalibration/Multipoint calibration supported no (calibrants are not stored onboard)/yes (recommended avg. frequency: 28 days)
Typical calibration frequency for ISE/therapeutic drugs/ drugs of abuse/general chemistries/immunoassays
Automatic programmable start/Automatic programmable shutdown no/no
Onboard real-time QC/Onboard software capability to review QC
Supports multiple QC lot numbers per analyte
Waste management
Sample barcode-reading capability/Autodiscrimination yes (Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, Code 39, Code 128)/yes
Lab can control analyzer from remote computer
Instrument can diagnose its own malfunctions no
System malfunctions can be diagnosed via remote monitoring yes
UPS backup power supply/Data-management capability no/—
LIS or EHR systems interfaced
LIS interface provided/Bidirectional interface capability
Modem servicing provided/Service engineer on-site response time
Mean time between failures
Average scheduled maintenance time by lab personnel
Maintenance records kept onboard for user/vendor
Maintenance training demonstration module onboard
Training included with purchase/Avg. time for basic user training yes/—
Advanced operator training/Where advanced training is held
Warranty provided/Cost of annual service contract (24 h/7 d)
Distinguishing features (supplied by company)
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