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Beckman Coulter, iRICELL1500, iRICELL2000, iRICELL3000 (Urinalysis 2017)

Beckman Coulter, iRICELL1500, iRICELL2000, iRICELL3000 (Urinalysis 2017)

Urinalysis instrumentation, December 2017

Contact Information

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

Name of urinalysis instrument iRICELL1500, iRICELL2000, iRICELL3000†
Type of instrument urine chemistry and microscopy/sediment combined
First year instrument sold in U.S. 2003
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 iRICELL1500: <100; iRICELL2000: 100–199; ­iRICELL3000: >200
Dimensions (HxWxD)/Weight 22 × 45 × 24 in./200 lbs.
Power requirements microscopy module: 90–240 VAC, chemistry module: 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/mL), 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 10,000/5
Microscopy/sediment: (Information in this box is specific to microscopy/sediment)
• Microscopy/sediment technology digital flow morphology (digital imaging)
• Microscopy/sediment analysis parameters all of the following qualitative or quantitative (user’s option): pathological casts, crystals, small round cells, yeast-like cells, mucus, sperm, RBCs, WBCs, epithelial cells, bacteria, hyaline casts, white blood cell clumps
• Instrument eliminates amorphous crystal interference before sample analysis no
• How results are displayed for microscopy/sediment numeric values
• Reporting format customizable yes
• No. of sample results/Control results that can be held in internal memory 10,000/~200
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 iRICELL1500: 40 microscopy, 210 chemistry; iRICELL2000: 70 microscopy, 210 chemistry; ­iRICELL3000:101 microscopy, 210 chemistry/­ ~4 min. for microscopy and ~2 min. for chemistry
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 extreme amount of blood or mucus or grossly visible turbidity
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 3.5
Approximate scheduled maintenance time required
Instrument list price
Cost of annual service contract/Length of warranty —/1year
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) • advanced urinalysis and body fluid testing through digital flow morphology using auto-particle recognition software for standardization • increased productivity through improved workflow, reduced urine cultures, lower review rates, more • advanced technology allows for testing of body fluids and urine samples in a preservative tube
*chemistry and microscopy results in one report †answers in listing apply to all three systems unless otherwise indicated; ††combined total
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