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Bio-Rad Laboratories Clinical Diagnostics Group, PR4100 Microplate Reader (Chemistry-Immunoassay Mid and High Volume, 2018)

Bio-Rad Laboratories Clinical Diagnostics Group, PR4100 Microplate Reader (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 PR4100 Microplate Reader
Type of instrument immunoassay
Operational type/Model type batch/benchtop
List price/First year sold in U.S. —/2012
Targeted hospital bed size/Targeted daily test volume
Company manufactures instrument yes
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) 5.3 × 13.7 × 7.4 in./—
Weight empty/Weight fully loaded 5.7 lbs./—
Tests available on analyzer in U.S. HIV, HBsAg, HBs, HAV, HAV IgM, HBc, HBc IgM, HCV, syphilis, measles, mumps, VZV, Lyme, toxoplasma, ANA, SSA, SSB
Tests not available in U.S. but available in other countries
Tests in development for analyzer
No. of different measured assays onboard simultaneously
No. of user-definable (open chemistry) channels
Test throughput per hour/Assay run time
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 (96 wells per microplate)
Methodologies supported enzyme immunoassay, immunofluorescence
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 —/open reagent system
Reagents refrigerated onboard/Reagents ready to use no/no (requires operator prehandling/preparation)
Reagent lot tracking/Reagent inventory no/no
Reagent form/Reagents barcoded liquid chemistry (open reagent system)/no
Separate reagent pack for each specimen/for each test run no/no
Walkaway capability/Walkaway duration no/—
Design of sample handling system batch, benchtop
Uses washable cuvettes/Uses disposable cuvettes no/no
Min.–max. sample volume that can be aspirated at one time
Min. reaction volume/Min. specimen volume/Min. dead volume —/70 μL/—
Dedicated pediatric sample cup no
Primary tube sampling/Pierces caps on primary tubes no/no
Protects against probe collision no
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 no/—
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)/no
Typical calibration frequency for ISE/therapeutic drugs/ drugs of abuse/general chemistries/immunoassays
Automatic programmable start/Automatic programmable shutdown
Onboard real-time QC/Onboard software capability to review QC no/no
Supports multiple QC lot numbers per analyte no
Waste management
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 no/no
LIS or EHR systems interfaced
LIS interface provided/Bidirectional interface capability no/—
Modem servicing provided/Service engineer on-site response time no/—
Mean time between failures
Average scheduled maintenance time by lab personnel
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/— (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)/—
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) • comprehensive data-analysis software for full traceability • LIS connectivity
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