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ARKRAY, AUTION ELEVEN AE-4022 (Urinalysis, 2018)

Urinalysis instrumentation, December 2018

Contact Information

Angie Howe
Edina, MN

Name of urinalysis instrument AUTION ELEVEN AE-4022
Type of instrument urine chemistry
First year instrument sold in U.S. 2017
No. of units installed in U.S./No. of units installed outside U.S. — (also sold via Cardinal, Beckman Coulter, Medline Industries)
Intended urine sample volume per day
Dimensions (HxWxD)/Weight 6.5 × 8.3 × 12.9 in./7.9 lbs.
Power requirements 100–240 VAC (50–60 Hz)
Mean time between failure of instrument 1,230 days
Events that cause instrument to lock or stop analysis user ID failure, result error
Urine chemistry: (Information in this box is specific to urine chemistry)
• Testing methodology: Specific gravity/Color/Clarity test strip/test strip/visual read, manual entry
• Urine chemistry tests available on instrument bilirubin (0.5–14 mg/dL), hemoglobin (0.03–1.0 mg/dL), glucose (30–1,000 mg/dL), ketone (5–150 mg/dL), leukocyte esterase (25–500 leukocytes/µL), nitrite (0.08–0.5 mg/dL), pH (5–9), protein (10–1,000 mg/dL), specific gravity (1.005–1.030), urobilinogen (2–16 mg/dL)
• Color compensation pad included yes
• Flagging thresholds customizable
• 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 results that can be held in internal memory 520 (sample results and control results combined)
• Specific gravity correction for protein/glucose no (protein)/no (glucose)
Microscopy/sediment: (Information in this box is specific to microscopy/sediment)
• Microscopy/sediment technology
• Microscopy/sediment analysis parameters
• Flagging thresholds customizable
• Instrument eliminates amorphous crystal interference before sample analysis
• How results are displayed for microscopy/sediment
• Reporting format customizable
• No. of results that can be held in internal memory
Reagent shelf life/storage temperature for unopened containers 2 years/1–30°C
Reagent shelf life/storage temperature for opened containers 31 days/1–30°C
Reagent barcode-reading capability no
How often quality control samples are run daily
Sample throughput per hour/time to first result for chemistry 514/1 min.
Sample throughput per hour/time to first result for microscopy/sediment
Analyzer has stat mode no
Sample dilutions required for urinalysis/body fluid analysis no (urinalysis)/— (body fluid analysis)
• Special sample handling required for body fluid analysis
Minimum width of sample tube/Minimum length of sample tube
Conditions or substances that prevent a sample from being run preservatives
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 operator identifier, specimen identifier
How LOINC codes for results are made available customer should call ARKRAY to obtain information
Software includes reflex testing/cross-check functionality no (reflex testing)/no (cross-check functionality)
Instrument automatically generates consolidated report* no
Instrument connections to transfer information directly to LIS or via ­commercial middleware (Data Innovations)
Interface standards supported ASTM 1394-91, ASTM 1381
Bidirectional interface no
Connection to LIS or EHR to upload patient and QC results direct serial or hospital network (both for LIS); option not available for EHR
Information included in transmission from instrument to data-management software device unique identifier, specimen ID, result, QC identifier
No. of days of training with purchase 0
Approximate scheduled maintenance time required 5 min. daily
Instrument list price
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request no (information is confidential)
Clients restricted from sharing their experience with company or software no
Distinguishing instrument features (supplied by company) • standardized test strip technology across all ARKRAY platforms • clinically significant reporting ranges • small semi-automated footprint
*chemistry and microscopy results in one report
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