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Bio-Rad Laboratories Clinical Diagnostics Group, BioPlex 2200 System (Chemistry-Immunoassay Mid and High Volume, 2018)

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

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Name of instrument BioPlex 2200 System
Type of instrument immunoassay
Operational type/Model type continuous random access/floor standing
List price/First year sold in U.S. —/2006
Targeted hospital bed size/Targeted daily test volume —/~800 samples
Company manufactures instrument yes
Other models in this family of analyzers
No. of units in clinical use in U.S./Outside U.S. (countries) —/— (Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, more)
Dimensions (H × W × D)/Instrument footprint (square feet) 53 × 72 × 34 in./12.9 sq. ft.
Weight empty/Weight fully loaded 1,032 lbs./—
Tests available on analyzer in U.S. 50 multiplex tests: autoimmune (systemic autoimmune, celiac, vasculitis, RA, APS), infectious disease (5th gen. HIV Ag-Ab, syphilis/RPR, EBV-G/M, ToRC-G/M, MMRV, HSV-1/-2), vitamin D
Tests not available in U.S. but available in other countries
Tests in development for analyzer Lyme borreliosis
No. of different measured assays onboard simultaneously 50 (50 can be run and calibrated at one time)
No. of user-definable (open chemistry) channels
Test throughput per hour/Assay run time up to 2,200 (up to 22 tests in throughput)/avg. 45 min. (assay 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 no
Methodologies supported multiplex flow (cytometric)
Separation methodologies magnetic particle
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 assay panel dependent: HIV and vitamin D, 200; ToRC IgM, 150/self-contained multiuse
Reagents refrigerated onboard/Reagents ready to use yes (2°–8°C)/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/480 min. or 800 specimens or 9,600 tests/assays
Design of sample handling system rack
Uses washable cuvettes/Uses disposable cuvettes no/yes (can store up to 800 cuvettes)
Min.–max. sample volume that can be aspirated at one time 3–150 µL
Min. reaction volume/Min. specimen volume/Min. dead volume 3 µL/tube size dependent/250 µL
Dedicated pediatric sample cup no
Primary tube sampling/Pierces caps on primary tubes yes (tubes [in mm]: 10–16 diameter, 41–100 height)/no
Protects against probe collision yes
Detects clots/liquid level/short sample yes/yes/yes
Detection for hemolysis/icterus/lipemia/clots no/no/no/yes
Dilutes patient samples onboard/Susceptibility to carryover yes (can be programmed to perform dilutions prior to analysis)/<1 part per million
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/no
Analyzer requires dedicated water supply no (0.5 L/hr. consumption during operation)
Autocalibration/Multipoint calibration supported yes (calibrants are not stored onboard)/yes
Typical calibration frequency for ISE/therapeutic drugs/ drugs of abuse/general chemistries/immunoassays —/—/—/—/30 days (assay dependent)
Automatic programmable start/Automatic programmable shutdown yes (10 min. avg. start-up time)/—
Onboard real-time QC/Onboard software capability to review QC yes/yes
Supports multiple QC lot numbers per analyte yes
Waste management manually by user or automated collection onboard instrument, direct to drain
Sample barcode-reading capability/Autodiscrimination yes (Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, Code 39, Code 128)/yes
Lab can control analyzer from remote computer no
Instrument can diagnose its own malfunctions yes (operator intervention required to order parts)
System malfunctions can be diagnosed via remote monitoring yes
UPS backup power supply/Data-management capability yes/onboard
LIS or EHR systems interfaced Aspyra, SCC Soft Computer, Cerner, Meditech, Orchard, Schuyler House, Sunquest, more
LIS interface provided/Bidirectional interface capability no/yes (broadcast download and host query)
Modem servicing provided/Service engineer on-site response time yes/<24 hrs.
Mean time between failures — (displays error codes for troubleshooting)
Average scheduled maintenance time by lab personnel daily: 5 min.; weekly: 30 min.; monthly: ~60 min.
Maintenance records kept onboard for user/vendor yes (includes audit trail of who replaced parts)/yes (includes audit trail of who replaced parts)
Maintenance training demonstration module onboard no
Training included with purchase/Avg. time for basic user training yes (2 training slots)/5 days (at vendor site)
Advanced operator training/Where advanced training is held no/—
Warranty provided/Cost of annual service contract (24 h/7 d) yes (1 year)/—
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) • full random-access automation with innovative multiplex chemistry • compatible track line connectivity option • internal QC beads run simultaneously with each sample
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