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Sysmex America, UF-1000i Fully Automated Urine Sediment Analyzer (Urinalysis 2017)

Sysmex America, UF-1000i Fully Automated Urine Sediment Analyzer (Urinalysis 2017)

Urinalysis instrumentation, December 2017

Contact Information

Sysmex America
Leslie Williams
577 Aptakisic Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Name of urinalysis instrument UF-1000i Fully Automated Urine Sediment Analyzer†
Type of instrument microscopy/sediment
First year instrument sold in U.S. 2006
No. of units installed in U.S./No. of units installed outside U.S. >600††/2,968–China, Japan, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific
Intended urine sample volume per day >75
Dimensions (HxWxD)/Weight 24.2 × 22.8 × 27 in./148 lbs.
Power requirements 100–240 VAC
Mean time between failure of instrument 45 days
Events that cause instrument to lock or stop analysis short sample, barcode/sample ID misread, result error, sampling error, consumables replacement/expiration, customer-defined parameters
Urine chemistry: (Information in this box is specific to urine chemistry)
• Testing methodology: Specific gravity/Color/Clarity
• Urine chemistry tests available on instrument
• Color compensation pad included
• Flagging thresholds customizable
• Test strip configuration
• Calibration required after each test strip lot No. change
• Frequency of customer-performed calibration
• Form of calibration
• How results are displayed for urine chemistry
• Reporting format customizable
• No. of sample results/Control results that can be held in internal memory
Microscopy/sediment: (Information in this box is specific to microscopy/sediment)
• Microscopy/sediment technology flow cytometry with fluorescent stain
• Microscopy/sediment analysis parameters pathological casts (flagged), crystals (flagged), small round cells (flagged), yeast-like cells (flagged), mucus (flagged), sperm (flagged), RBCs (quantitative), WBCs (quantitative), epithelial cells (quantitative), bacteria (quantitative), hyaline casts (quantitative)
• Instrument eliminates amorphous crystal interference before sample analysis yes
• How results are displayed for microscopy/sediment numeric values, scattergrams
• Reporting format customizable yes
• No. of sample results/Control results that can be held in internal memory 10,000/24 QC files, 300 results per file
Reagent shelf-life and storage temperature for unopened containers 365 days, room temperature
Reagent shelf-life and storage temperature for opened containers 60 days, 25°C
Reagent barcode-reading capability yes
How often quality control samples are run once per 24 hours
Sample throughput per hour/Time to first result up to 95/<2 min.
Analyzer has stat mode yes (minimum sample volume, 1 mL)
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 12–15 mm/95–120 mm
Conditions or substances that prevent sample from being run blood, mucus, high fluorescence, preservatives; any sample with potential to clog sample filter or reaction chamber due to excessive cellular or mucoid content or to interfere with fluorescent stains
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, reagent lot No., QC lot No. and target values
How LOINC codes for results are made available website, 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 data-management system, which connects to LIS/EHR, or directly to LIS/EHR/lab automation system, or via commercial middleware (Data Innovations)
Interface standards supported ASTM 1394-91, ASTM 1381, ASTM 1238-95
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, operator ID, patient ID, specimen ID, result, QC identifier
No. of days of on-site training with purchase 3–5
No. of days of training at vendor office 3
Approximate scheduled maintenance time required 5 min. per shift; 20 min. daily; 20 min. monthly
Instrument list price $125,000
Cost of annual service contract/Length of warranty $9,223 for standard business hours coverage/1 year
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (partial list, based on geography)
Clients restricted from sharing their experience with company or software no
Distinguishing instrument features (supplied by company) • superior bacteria detection via an RNA-specific stain that eliminates staining of debris • review-by-exception design • fluorescent flow cytometry for accurate, standardized, and reproducible results and fewer visual reviews
*chemistry and microscopy results in one report †also sold as part of Siemens’ CLINITEK AUWi PRO ††includes Siemens CLINITEK AUWi and AUWi PRO placements
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