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Siemens Healthineers, BFT II (Coagulation 2019)

Siemens Healthineers, BFT II (Coagulation 2019)

Coagulation analyzers, January 2019

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Instrument name/First year sold BFT II/1999
Number of units installed in U.S./Outside U.S.
Number of contracts signed between 1/1/18 and 11/15/18
Country where analyzer designed/Manufactured Germany/Germany
Operational type batch
Reagent type open reagent system (reconstituted manually)
Operates on whole blood or spun plasma spun plasma
Sample handling system manual
Model type benchtop
Dimensions (H × W × D)/Weight/Instrument footprint 3.9 × 7.9 × 11.8 in./8.4 lbs./0.65 sq. ft.
FDA-cleared clotting-based tests PT, APTT, fibrinogen
FDA-cleared chromogenic tests
FDA-cleared immunologic tests
Other FDA-cleared tests
User-defined tests in clinical use
Tests submitted for 510(k) clearance
Tests in development but not yet submitted
Methodologies supported turbodensitometric
Operator must load sep. reagent pack per specimen/Test run no/no
Number of different measured assays onboard simultaneously 1
Number of different assays programmed and calib. at one time 3
Number of user-definable (open) channels
Of those defined, number active simultaneously 1
Factor assays require manual manipulation or dilutions
Number of reagent containers onboard at once/Tests per container/Reagents refrigerated onboard 4/up to 200/no
Multiple reagent configurations supported yes
Reagents, consumables loaded without interrupting testing yes
Same capabilities when third-party reagent used yes
Maximum time same lot number of reagents can be used 12 months
Walkaway capacity: Number of specimens/Number of tests 1/1
Minimum sample volume aspirated precisely at one time 50 µL
Standard specimen volume required to run PT or PTT/ Factor VIII activity 50 µL/—
Disposables used/Price of each cuvettes, printer paper/varies with volume
Supports direct-from-track sampling no
Primary tube sampling supported/Pierces caps on primary tubes no/no
Sample/Reagent barcode reading capability no/no
Onboard test automatic inventory no
Measures No. of tests remaining/Short sample detection no/no
Clot detection as preanalytical variable in plasma sample no
Auto. detects adequate reagents for aspiration and analysis no
Hemolysis/Turbidity detection-quantitation no/no
Dilution of patient samples onboard no
Automatic rerun capability/Auto reflex testing capability no/no
Lag time during which hypercoagulable sample not detected yes (PT: 5 seconds; APTT: 15 seconds)
Read time extended for prolonged clotting times no
User can set different-than-standard:
• Reagent volumes/Sample volumes yes/yes
• No. and sources of reagent yes
• Incubation times/Reading times yes/yes
Autocalib. or autocalib. alert/Multipoint calib. supported yes/yes
Auto shutdown/Auto startup programmable no/no
Stat time to complete all analytes/Throughput per hour for:
• PT alone 1 minute/— (manual)
• PT, PTT <5 minutes/— (manual)
• Fibrinogen <1 minute/— (manual)
• Factor VIII activity assay
Time delay from ordering stat to aspiration of sample
Automatic transfer of QC results to LIS no
Data-management capability no
Interface supplied by instrument vendor
Interfaces in active user sites for:
Bidirectional interface capability no
Results transferred to LIS as soon as test time complete no
LOINC codes transmitted with all results no
How labs get LOINC codes for reagent kits upon request
Electronic interface available (or will be) to automated (or robotic) specimen handling system no
Modem servicing no
Time required for maintenance by lab personnel daily: 1 minute
Onboard maintenance records no
Training provided with purchase quick reference guide
Approximate number of training hours needed per tech 2
List price $8,685
Annual service contract cost (24/7)/Warranty with purchase
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) 2-channel micro reagent volume clot-based technology; opto-mechanical detection accurate on lipemic, icteric samples; automatic INR calculation, curve storage, built-in thermal printer; effective for low-volume testing, backup to larger systems
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