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Beckman Coulter, iQ200SELECT, iQ200ELITE, iQ200SPRINT (Urinalysis, 2018)

Urinalysis instrumentation, December 2018

Contact Information

Beckman Coulter
Shallon Hagen
Miami, FL

Name of urinalysis instrument iQ200SELECT, iQ200ELITE, iQ200SPRINT†
Type of instrument microscopy/sediment
First year instrument sold in U.S. 2003
No. of units installed in U.S./No. of units installed outside U.S. >1,000††/>4,000†† globally (also sold via McKesson)
Intended urine sample volume per day 100–199
Dimensions (HxWxD)/Weight 22 × 21 × 24 in./100 lbs.
Power requirements 90–240 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
• 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 results that can be held in internal memory
• Specific gravity correction for protein/glucose
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 quantitative: pathological casts, crystals, yeast-like cells, mucus, sperm, RBCs, WBCs, epithelial cells, bacteria, hyaline casts, white blood cell clumps, yeast, squamous and nonsquamous epithelial cells, cast subtyping, crystal subtyping, RBC subtyping
• Flagging thresholds customizable yes
• Instrument eliminates amorphous crystal interference before sample analysis no
• How results are displayed for microscopy/sediment numeric values
• Reporting format customizable yes
• No. of results that can be held in internal memory 10,000 sample results/~200 control results
Reagent shelf life/storage temperature for unopened containers varies based on reagent type
Reagent shelf life/storage temperature for opened containers varies based on reagent type
Reagent barcode-reading capability yes
How often quality control samples are run daily
Sample throughput per hour/time to first result for chemistry
Sample throughput per hour/time to first result for microscopy/sediment —/<2 min.
Analyzer has stat mode
Sample dilutions required for urinalysis/body fluid analysis no (urinalysis)/yes (body fluid analysis)
• Special sample handling required for body fluid analysis yes (Lyse reagent)
Minimum width of sample tube/Minimum length of sample tube 16 mm/100 mm
Conditions or substances that prevent a sample from being run grossly visible turbidity
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., reagent expiration
How LOINC codes for results are made available manual transmission
Software includes reflex testing/cross-check functionality yes (reflex testing)/yes (cross-check functionality)
Instrument automatically generates consolidated report* yes
Instrument connections to transfer information directly to LIS and EHR
Interface standards supported ASTM 1381 with proprietary message layer
Bidirectional interface yes (to other companies’ LISs)
Connection to LIS or EHR to upload patient and QC results direct serial (for LIS and EHR)
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 training with purchase 1 day at customer site/3 days at vendor office
Approximate scheduled maintenance time required
Instrument list price
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) • advances 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, and review by exception • advanced technology allows for testing of body fluids and urine samples in a preservative tube
*chemistry and microscopy results in one report
Note: a dash in lieu of an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable †answers in listing apply to all three systems unless otherwise indicated
All information is supplied by the companies listed. The tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the CAP. ††combined total