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Beckman Coulter, iChemVELOCITY (Urinalysis 2017)

Beckman Coulter, iChemVELOCITY (Urinalysis 2017)

Urinalysis instrumentation, December 2017

Contact Information

Beckman Coulter
Lourdes Dominguez
11800 S.W. 147th Ave.
Miami, FL 33196

Name of urinalysis instrument iChemVELOCITY
Type of instrument urine chemistry
First year instrument sold in U.S. 2012
No. of units installed in U.S./No. of units installed outside U.S. >1,000/>2,000 globally (also sold via McKesson)
Intended urine sample volume per day up to 500
Dimensions (HxWxD)/Weight 22 × 21 × 24 in./100 lbs.
Power requirements 100–240 VAC
Mean time between failure of instrument
Events that cause instrument to lock or stop analysis QC failure, short sample, barcode/sample ID misread, result error, sampling error, consumables replacement/expiration
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/measured directly from scattered light
• Urine chemistry tests available on instrument ascorbic acid (0–40 mg/dL), bilirubin (0–4 mg/dL), red blood cells (0–≥1 mg/dL), glucose (0–≥500 mg/dL), ketone (0–80 mg/dL), leukocyte esterase (0–500 WBCs/µL), nitrite (positive and negative), pH (5–9), protein (0–≥500 mg/dL), specific gravity (1.000–1.060), urobilinogen (0–4 mg/dL)
• Color compensation pad included yes
• Flagging thresholds customizable yes
• Test strip configuration loosely packed in bottles
• Calibration required after each test strip lot No. change no
• Frequency of customer-performed calibration quarterly
• Form of calibration liquid
• How results are displayed for urine chemistry true values, calculated values, semiquantitative
• Reporting format customizable yes
• No. of sample results/Control results that can be held in internal memory 10,000/3
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 varies
Reagent shelf-life and storage temperature for opened containers varies
Reagent barcode-reading capability yes
How often quality control samples are run daily
Sample throughput per hour/Time to first result 210/2 min.
Analyzer has stat mode no
Sample dilutions required for urinalysis yes
Sample dilutions required for body fluid analysis yes
Special sample handling required for body fluid analysis yes
Minimum width of sample tube/Minimum height of sample tube 16 mm/100 mm
Conditions or substances that prevent sample from being run blood, mucus
Means of sample ID entry barcode scan, manual entry
Built-in liquid-level sensing for samples no
Information that can be barcode scanned on instrument specimen identifier, reagent lot No., reagent expiration
How LOINC codes for results are made available manual transmission
Software includes reflex testing functionality yes
Software includes cross-check functionality no
Instrument automatically generates consolidated report* yes
Instrument connections to transfer information data-management system, which connects to LIS/EHR, or directly to LIS/EHR/lab automation system
Interface standards supported ASTM 1381 with proprietary message layer
Connection to LIS or EHR to upload patient and QC results direct serial
Information included in transmission from instrument to data-management software device unique identifier, operator ID, patient ID, specimen ID, result, QC identifier
No. of days of on-site training with purchase 1
No. of days of training at vendor office 0
Approximate scheduled maintenance time required 10 min. daily; 12 min. weekly; 21 min. monthly
Instrument list price
Cost of annual service contract/Length of warranty ­—/1 year
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes
Clients restricted from sharing their experience with company or software no
Distinguishing instrument features (supplied by company) • ascorbic acid test pad identifies possible ascorbic acid interference with key chemistry assays • high capacity and ease of use to maximize lab performance and productivity • evaluates nine standard urine chemistries plus ascorbic acid, as well as color, clarity, and specific gravity
*chemistry and microscopy results in one report
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