Type of System Random, continuous access, batch, discrete processing
Throughput Rate Up to 1800 tests/hour: 1200 tests/hour colorimetric, 600 tests/hour ISE
Assay Capacity Onboard 55 including 3 ISE
Sample Tubes  5 mL, 7 mL, 10 mL tubes, 2 mL sample cups
Sample Tray       84 samples, positive sample identification
Sample Rack Handle  5-position clinical specimen tray, 425-volumetric tubing, continuous sample loading
Sample quality check Qualitative tests revealed samples with hemolyze, fatty, yellow because of bilirubin
STAT Sample Loading


 84, not dedicated
 Bar Codes  Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 39, Code 128, Codabar (NW7)
 Auto-repeat  Automatic repeat testing from the retained prediluted sample or original sample
 Auto-dilution  Automatic dilution from retained prediluted sample
 Auto-reflex Testing  Automatic ability to perform 3 additional tests based on results of first test
 Primary Probe  Liquid Level Sensing, Crash Protection, Clot/Clog Detection, Short Sample Detection
 Automatic Sample Predilution  Samples diluted 1:5 (30 μL sample + 120 μL saline generates up to 15 tests), retained for auto-repeat until results are available
 Predilution Tray  120 dilution cuvettes
 Original Sample Volume  2 to 30 μL; average of 2-3 μL per test
 Average Reagent Volume  80-120 μL per test
 Storage Capacity Onboard  25,200 tests average; Usage of concentrated reagents increases maximum capacity
 Reaction Tray  221 reusable plastic cuvettes
 Cuvette Optical Path Length  10 mm
Reaction Bath


 Inert fluorocarbon oil circulation system, 37°C
 Photometer  14 fixed wavelengths (340, 410, 451, 478, 505, 545, 571, 596, 658, 694, 751, 805, 845, and 884 nm)
 Light Source  12 V, 50 W halogen lamp, cooled by forced water circulation
 Assay Methods  Endpoint, rate reaction, 2-point rate, multipoint homogeneous immunoassay
 Reaction Times  3, 4, 5, 10, 15, and 21 minutes
 Automatic Correction  Serum blank, cell blank, measurement point change, sample volume change in reassay
 Point Forwarding  Automatically extends linearity over assay range samples
 Reagent Tray 2 trays, 56 positions each, refrigerated
 Reagent Capacity Onboard  52 colorimetric methods
 Dispensing System  2 probes with Liquid Level Sensing and Liquid Surface Verification
 Reagent Wedges  20, 40, 70 mL bar-code-labeled wedges
 Reagent Inventory Management  Tracks tests remaining, lot number, onboard stability, and expiration date
 Reagent Dilutions  Capability to dilute concentrated reagents onboard
 Onboard Stability  Up to 60 days
 Channels  200 channels, includes user-defined applications
 3rd Party Applications  Varies by country, can be configured on system
 ISE Indirect simultaneous measurement of Na+, K+, Cl -
 Sample Volume  22 μL for all three tests
 Priming  Automatic priming cycle
 Electrode Shelf Life  30,000 samples or 3 months
 Throughput Rate  600 tests/hour; 200 tubes/hour
 Calibration Interval  Up to 60 days, tracked by software
 Auto-calibration/Auto-QC  User-defined time interval or with new reagent container
 View Calibration/QC Data  Graphical display of calibration curves and QC; Siemens Remote Service QC monitoring
 Calibration/Control Tray  61 refrigerated positions for calibrators, controls, and diluents
 Operating Computer  Windows® XP, 1 GB RAM, touch screen monitor 19”
 System Documentation  Operator manual and assay sheets online
 Host Interface  RS 232C bidirectional
 Onboard Maintenance Logs  Schedule and monitor routine maintenance activities via software
 Host Query  ASCII; system requests work order or batch of work orders from host
Power Requirements 200/220/230/240 V +/– 10%, 20 A, 50/60 Hz, 3 KVA
 Water Requirements  Deionized water from pressurized water (10-30 psi/169-207 KPa) Average Consumption: 30 liters per hour
 Drain Requirements  Minimum of 40 liters per hour
 Dimensions  ADVIA 1800: 44.6 (h) x 58.3 (w) x 34.5 (d) in, 113.3 (h) x 148.0 (w) x 87.6 (d) cm
 Weight  ADVIA 1800: 1,323 lbs (600 kg)
 Compliance  UL, cUL, CE
 Noise Specifications  Open cover less than 70 db
 Average Heat Output  4,299 BTU/hour @ 50 Hz, 3,023 BTU/hour @ 60 Hz
 Operating Temperature Range  18°-30°C/64°-86°F
 Ambient Humidity  40%-70%