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Cerner Laboratory Automation, Cerner Laboratory Automation

Cerner Laboratory Automation, Cerner Laboratory Automation

Laboratory automation systems and workcells, September 2017

Contact Information

Cerner Laboratory Automation
Robert Whited
labautomation@cerner.com
2800 Rockcreek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64117
816-201-9531


Name of system/First year installed/No. of contracts signed in 2016 Cerner Laboratory Automation/2010/3
No. of live sites installed in N. America/Europe/Asia, Australia 5/0/0
Automation products that are available:
• Preanalytical processor/Total laboratory automation yes/yes
• Automated functions: Accessioning/Track load/Centrifugation/Decapping yes/yes/yes/yes
• Automated functions: Rack specific sort/Aliquot/Tube relabeling/Resealing yes/yes/yes/yes
• Automated functions: Storage retrieval/Intelligent sample routing yes/yes
• SW: Dedicated process control/Middleware control using LIS/Architecture yes/yes/open
Company has dedicated automation support team/Remote system monitoring yes/yes
Software features/functionality:
• Patient demographics and insurance data/Rules-based architecture LIS feature/automation SW feature
• Supports data retrieval/Internet connectivity automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Online real-time help system/QC/Stats and management reports —/—/automation SW feature
• Evaluates validity and releasability of results from automated analyzers LIS feature
• Specimen tracking/Priority processing/Random-access spec. movement automation SW feature/automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Supports accession number redundancy (duplicate specimen ID) automation SW feature
• Supports specimen carrier and level identification automation SW feature
• Unique barcode number per container required automation SW feature
• Specimen routing/Multistop routing (one tube to multiple workstations) automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Specimen scheduling/Instrument scheduling automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Routes test to workstation/Automatic reflex, repeat, dilutions automation SW feature/—
• Supports multiple HW configuration/Supports other proprietary transport. HW automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Sample storage and retrieval SW/Supports approved CLSI standards automation SW feature/automation SW feature
LIS(s) and versions interfaced and live with LAS/How LIS(s) are interfaced with LAS/Can use LOINC to identify tests when communicating with LIS Cerner Millennium PathNet, self-developed LIS, Orchard/HL7/—
Transportation systems available yes
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)*/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5 Cerner Lab Automation/custom/yes
• Containers device accommodates/Average throughput in cm per second 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75/variable
• Supports automatic rerouting for reflex, repeat, dilutions yes
• Modular HW/Installed options/Device can operate in track and manual mode yes/floor mounted/no
• Required utilities/Required maintenance compressed air, electricity/daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually
• Carrier type/Scalable system single specimen container per carrier/yes
Automated centrifugation available yes
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5 Hettich/71.6 × 47 × 75 in./yes
• Maximum throughput per hour/Containers device accommodates variable/16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75
• Can identify tube types for custom programmed rate and spin times per run yes
• More than one centrifuge can be connected to track system yes
• For multiunit centrifuge: each centrifuge operates independently for rate and time yes
• Maintenance required daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually
Automated input/accessioning available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Cerner Lab Automation/47 × 43 × 75 in./yes/variable
• Containers device accommodates/Dedicated lanes for stat samples 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75/yes
• Maximum No. of samples that can be loaded/Maintenance required variable/daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually
Automated decapping available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Cerner Lab Automation/33.5 × 66.1 × 20.5 in./yes/variable
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75/daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually
• Removes multiple size tube caps per run/Removes screw type sample caps yes/yes
Automated sorting available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Cerner Lab Automation/43 × 47 × 75 in./yes/variable
• Containers device accommodates/Software can sort by 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75/specimen, method, output
Specimen integrity monitor available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Cerner Lab Automation (in development)/—/yes/—
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75/daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually
Automated aliquotting available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Cerner Lab Automation/62.6 × 57 × 66.7 in./yes/variable
• Containers device accommodates 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75
• Inspects samples for barcode/Detects and reports clots in specimen yes/yes
• Detects and reports quantity not sufficient specimens/Maintenance required yes/daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually
Instrument (analyzer) interfaces:
• Rules-based instrument interface control subsystem yes
• Process control of instrument via control subsystem yes
Physical/hardware (instrument/specimen) interface:
• Hematology/Chemistry/Coagulation point-of-reference sampling, robotic arm interface/point-of-reference sampling, robotic arm interface/point-of-reference sampling, robotic arm interface
• Immunoassay/Urinalysis point-of-reference sampling, robotic arm interface/no
Instruments to which your system or product is interfaced Beckman Coulter AU5800 series, Beckman Coulter DxI, Siemens Advia Centaur series, Roche cobas series, Stago STA-R, Sysmex XN series, Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200
Other robotic products, components to which system or product is linked
Automated recapper or sealer available recapper
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Cerner Lab Automation/50.4 × 24.4 × 66.1 in./yes/variable
• Recaps, seals multiple size tubes simult./Containers device accommodates yes/16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75
• Maintenance required weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually
Automated storage and retrieval available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Cerner Lab Automation/115 × 75.2 × 57.1 in./yes/variable
• Containers device accommodates/Connects to the track 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75/yes
• Room temperature/Minimum and maximum number of tubes stored per module yes/variable
• Multiple size tubes can be stored in the same module/Maintenance required yes/weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually
• Refrigerated storage and retrieval capability yes
Longitudinal upgrade pathway or plan to protect users’ investments open modular system allows changing of analyzers and adding of components, track length, and reconfiguration of the physical track
Average time to install/Who provides service, support/Hours support is available 20 days/Cerner/24–7, 365 days per year
On-site biomedical engineer required/User group meets regularly no/—
List price
Individual list prices for components:
• Process control SW/Transportation systems/Auto. centrifugation
• Auto. input, accession/Auto. decap/Auto. sort/Auto. storage and retrieval
• Specimen integrity monitor/Automated aliquot
• Instrument (analyzer) interfaces/Automated recap
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) open, modular system independent of lab instrumentation; ability to do custom configurations; sort and deliver all specimens to any destination (analyzer) in the laboratory
* For basic building block unit
** Average throughput in specimen containers per hour per device
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