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Arkray, AUTION MAX AX-4030 (Urinalysis 2017)

Arkray, AUTION MAX AX-4030 (Urinalysis 2017)

Urinalysis instrumentation, December 2017

Contact Information

Jessica Donlan
5198 W. 76th St.
Edina, MN 55439

Name of urinalysis instrument AUTION MAX AX-4030
Type of instrument urine chemistry
First year instrument sold in U.S. 2011
No. of units installed in U.S./No. of units installed outside U.S. — (also sold via Cardinal Health)
Intended urine sample volume per day >15
Dimensions (HxWxD)/Weight 21 × 21 × 21 in./82 lbs.
Power requirements 100–240 VAC (50–60 Hz)
Mean time between failure of instrument less than one unscheduled service visit per year
Events that cause instrument to lock or stop analysis short sample, result error, sampling error
Urine chemistry: (Information in this box is specific to urine chemistry)
• Testing methodology: Specific gravity/Color/Clarity refractometer/wavelength of absorbance within an analyzer well/turbidity within an analyzer well
• Urine chemistry tests available on instrument bilirubin (0–≥10 mg/dL), hemoglobin (0–≥1 mg/dL), glucose (0–≥1,000 mg/dL), ketone (0–≥150 mg/dL), leukocyte esterase (0–500 leukocytes/µL), nitrite (–, 1+, 2+), pH (5–9), protein (0–≥600 mg/dL), specific gravity (1.000–1.050), urobilinogen (0–≥12 mg/dL)
• Color compensation pad included yes
• Flagging thresholds customizable no
• Test strip configuration loosely packed in bottles
• Calibration required after each test strip lot No. change no
• Frequency of customer-performed calibration
• Form of calibration
• How results are displayed for urine chemistry semiquantitative
• Reporting format customizable no
• No. of sample results/Control results that can be held in internal memory 2,500/200
Microscopy/sediment: (Information in this box is specific to microscopy/sediment)
• Microscopy/sediment technology
• Microscopy/sediment analysis parameters
• Instrument eliminates amorphous crystal interference before sample analysis
• How results are displayed for microscopy/sediment
• Reporting format customizable
• No. of sample results/Control results that can be held in internal memory
Reagent shelf-life and storage temperature for unopened containers
Reagent shelf-life and storage temperature for opened containers
Reagent barcode-reading capability no
How often quality control samples are run daily
Sample throughput per hour/Time to first result 225/1 min. cycle time
Analyzer has stat mode yes
Sample dilutions required for urinalysis no
Sample dilutions required for body fluid analysis
Special sample handling required for body fluid analysis
Minimum width of sample tube/Minimum height of sample tube 14 mm/95 mm
Conditions or substances that prevent sample from being run
Means of sample ID entry barcode scan, manual entry
Built-in liquid-level sensing for samples yes
Information that can be barcode scanned on instrument specimen identifier
How LOINC codes for results are made available e-mail query
Software includes reflex testing functionality no
Software includes cross-check functionality no
Instrument automatically generates consolidated report* no
Instrument connections to transfer information directly to LIS/EHR/lab automation system, or via ­commercial middleware
Interface standards supported ASTM 1394-91
Connection to LIS or EHR to upload patient and QC results direct serial, hospital network
Information included in transmission from instrument to data-management software device unique identifier, specimen ID, result
No. of days of on-site training with purchase 1–2
No. of days of training at vendor office
Approximate scheduled maintenance time required <5 min. daily; 2 min. every 3 days; <5 min. weekly; <10 min. monthly
Instrument list price $42,000
Cost of annual service contract/Length of warranty ­—/1 year
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (partial list of comparable sites)
Clients restricted from sharing their experience with company or software no
Distinguishing instrument features (supplied by company) • proven reliability with less than one unscheduled service event per year • abnormal color detection alerts operators of potential false-positive results • easy to use; strips are easy to load; does not require calibration
*chemistry and microscopy results in one report
Note: a dash in lieu of an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable
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