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Arlington Scientific, ASI Evolution Automated RPR Analyzer (Chemistry-Immunoassay Mid and High Volume, 2018)

Arlington Scientific, ASI Evolution Automated RPR Analyzer (Chemistry-Immunoassay Mid and High Volume, 2018)

Chemistry and immunoassay analyzers for mid- and high-volume laboratories, July 2018

Contact Information

Arlington Scientific
Mike LaDow
Springville, UT

Name of instrument ASI Evolution Automated RPR Analyzer
Type of instrument immunoassay
Operational type/Model type batch/benchtop
List price/First year sold in U.S. $44,995/2018
Targeted hospital bed size/Targeted daily test volume ≥20/>100
Company manufactures instrument yes (also sold by Fisher Scientific, VWR)
Other models in this family of analyzers
No. of units in clinical use in U.S./Outside U.S. (countries) 4/—
Dimensions (H × W × D)/Instrument footprint (square feet) 19 × 36 × 22 in./6 sq. ft.
Weight empty/Weight fully loaded 78 lbs./80 lbs.
Tests available on analyzer in U.S. ASI automated rapid plasma reagin test for syphilis for diagnostic and blood donor screening
Tests not available in U.S. but available in other countries
Tests in development for analyzer ASI automated RPR test for syphilis for tissue donor screening
No. of different measured assays onboard simultaneously 1 (1 can be run and calibrated at one time)
No. of user-definable (open chemistry) channels 0
Test throughput per hour/Assay run time 190 (190 tests in throughput)/sample dependent
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 yes (192 tests per unit; 48 wells per microplate)
Methodologies supported agglutination
Separation methodologies none (all assays homogeneous)
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 480 per kit or 4,800 per kit/self-contained multiuse
Reagents refrigerated onboard/Reagents ready to use no/yes
Reagent lot tracking/Reagent inventory yes/yes
Reagent form/Reagents barcoded liquid chemistry (closed reagent system)/yes
Separate reagent pack for each specimen/for each test run no/no
Walkaway capability/Walkaway duration yes/60 min. or 190 specimens or 1 test/assay
Design of sample handling system rack
Uses washable cuvettes/Uses disposable cuvettes no/yes (can store up to 4 cuvettes)
Min.–max. sample volume that can be aspirated at one time 2–500 µL
Min. reaction volume/Min. specimen volume/Min. dead volume 110 µL/300 µL/150 µL
Dedicated pediatric sample cup no
Primary tube sampling/Pierces caps on primary tubes yes (tubes [in mm]: 12 × 100)/no
Protects against probe collision yes
Detects clots/liquid level/short sample no/yes/no
Detection for hemolysis/icterus/lipemia/clots no/no/no/no
Dilutes patient samples onboard/Susceptibility to carryover yes/0
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 yes/yes
Analyzer requires dedicated water supply no (.03 L/hr. consumption during operation)
Autocalibration/Multipoint calibration supported no (calibrants are not stored onboard)/no
Typical calibration frequency for ISE/therapeutic drugs/ drugs of abuse/general chemistries/immunoassays
Automatic programmable start/Automatic programmable shutdown yes (2 min. avg. start-up time)/yes
Onboard real-time QC/Onboard software capability to review QC yes/yes
Supports multiple QC lot numbers per analyte yes
Waste management direct to drain or waste bottle
Sample barcode-reading capability/Autodiscrimination yes (UPC)/no
Lab can control analyzer from remote computer no
Instrument can diagnose its own malfunctions no (operator intervention required to order parts)
System malfunctions can be diagnosed via remote monitoring yes
UPS backup power supply/Data-management capability no/onboard
LIS or EHR systems interfaced
LIS interface provided/Bidirectional interface capability no/no
Modem servicing provided/Service engineer on-site response time no/within 48 hrs.
Mean time between failures 365 days (displays error codes for troubleshooting)
Average scheduled maintenance time by lab personnel daily: <10 min.; weekly: <10 min.; monthly: <10 min.
Maintenance records kept onboard for user/vendor no/no
Maintenance training demonstration module onboard no
Training included with purchase/Avg. time for basic user training yes (2 training slots)/2 days (at customer site)
Advanced operator training/Where advanced training is held no/—
Warranty provided/Cost of annual service contract (24 h/7 d) yes (1 year)/$6,000
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) • low cost for automation of RPR syphilis testing • throughput of 190 tests per hour • automated RPR test for donor screening
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