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ARKRAY, AUTION MAX AX-4030 (Urinalysis, 2018)

Urinalysis instrumentation, December 2018

Contact Information

Jane Nichols
Edina, MN

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, Beckman Coulter, Medline Industries)
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 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 results that can be held in internal memory 2,500 sample results/200 control results
• Specific gravity correction for protein/glucose yes (protein)/yes (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
Reagent shelf life/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 for chemistry 225/1 min. cycle time
Sample throughput per hour/time to first result for microscopy/sediment
Analyzer has stat mode yes (minimum sample volume, 2 mL)
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 15.8 mm/105 mm
Conditions or substances that prevent a 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/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
Interface standards supported ASTM 1394-91, ASTM 1381
Bidirectional interface yes (to other companies’ LISs–Cerner, Epic, Meditech, Orchard, SCC Soft Computer, Sunquest)
Connection to LIS or EHR to upload patient and QC results direct serial or hospital network (both for LIS)
Information included in transmission from instrument to data-management software device unique identifier, specimen ID, result
No. of days of training with purchase 1–2 days at customer site
Approximate scheduled maintenance time required <5 min. daily; 2 min. every 3 days; <5 min. weekly; <10 min. monthly
Instrument list price
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 to potential false-positive results • easy to use; strips are easy to load; does not require calibration
*chemistry and microscopy results in one report
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