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

Bio-Rad Laboratories Clinical Diagnostics Group, EVOLIS 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 EVOLIS System
Type of instrument immunoassay
Operational type/Model type batch, random access/benchtop
List price/First year sold in U.S. —/2001
Targeted hospital bed size/Targeted daily test volume —/up to 360 samples per shift
Company manufactures instrument no
Other models in this family of analyzers
No. of units in clinical use in U.S./Outside U.S. (countries)
Dimensions (H × W × D)/Instrument footprint (square feet) 37 × 44 × 30 in./10 sq. ft.
Weight empty/Weight fully loaded 209 lbs./—
Tests available on analyzer in U.S. HIV Ag/Ab combo, HIV Ab, HIV-2 Ab, HAV total, HAV IgM, HBsAg, HBs, HBc, HBc IgM
Tests not available in U.S. but available in other countries HCV, toxoplasma IgG, toxoplasma IgM, rubella IgG, rubella IgM, CMV IgG, CMV IgM, HSV IgG, VZV IgG, measles IgG, more
Tests in development for analyzer
No. of different measured assays onboard simultaneously 4–8 (4–8 can be run and calibrated at one time)
No. of user-definable (open chemistry) channels
Test throughput per hour/Assay run time assay dependent (4 tests in throughput)/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 yes (96 wells per microplate)
Methodologies supported enzyme immunoassay
Separation methodologies coated microwell
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 96/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 (open reagent system)/yes
Separate reagent pack for each specimen/for each test run no/no
Walkaway capability/Walkaway duration yes/180 specimens or 4 tests/assays
Design of sample handling system rack
Uses washable cuvettes/Uses disposable cuvettes no/no
Min.–max. sample volume that can be aspirated at one time 10–100 µL
Min. reaction volume/Min. specimen volume/Min. dead volume 10 µL/10 µL/200 µL
Dedicated pediatric sample cup no
Primary tube sampling/Pierces caps on primary tubes yes (tubes [in mm]: up to 16 diameter, up to 100 height)/no
Protects against probe collision no
Detects clots/liquid level/short sample yes/yes/yes
Detection for hemolysis/icterus/lipemia/clots no/no/no/no
Dilutes patient samples onboard/Susceptibility to carryover yes (can be programmed to perform dilutions prior to analysis)/—
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 no (calibrants are not stored onboard)/yes (recommended avg. frequency: each run)
Typical calibration frequency for ISE/therapeutic drugs/ drugs of abuse/general chemistries/immunoassays —/—/—/—/each run
Automatic programmable start/Automatic programmable shutdown no/no
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
Sample barcode-reading capability/Autodiscrimination yes (Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, Code 39, Code 128)/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 no
UPS backup power supply/Data-management capability yes/onboard
LIS or EHR systems interfaced
LIS interface provided/Bidirectional interface capability no/yes (broadcast download)
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.; 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) • fully automated microplate system providing a high level of safety (i.e., positive sample ID) for mid to high volumes • network workstations for higher throughput • semi-open system with full bidirectional LIS and comprehensive range of assays
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