System Description

Random-access immunoassay system

Test Throughput

Up to 240 tests per hour

Time to First Result

18 minutes; results every 15 seconds thereafter, assay-dependent

Assays Onboard

30 assays

Continuous Operation

Loading/unloading of samples and consumables at any time without interrupting system operation. Includes sample racks, STATs, reagent packs, ancillary reagent packs, reaction cuvettes, sample pipette tips, calibrators, controls, wash fluids, water, and waste.


Sample Tubes

3 mL, 5 mL, 7 mL, and 10 mL tubes; 1 mL and 2 mL sample cups; microcontainer tubes

Sample Input

Universal 5-position rack holds multiple tube types; 180 samples fully loaded; no-pause loading and unloading

Validated Sample Types

Serum, plasma, urine (assay-dependent)

Sample Volume per Test

10–200 µL, assay-dependent

Sample Integrity Control

Pressure transducer technology with clot detection, flagging, and management; short-sample detection, flagging, and management

STAT Handling

Dedicated STAT port accepts samples any time; STAT samples are processed with priority



Sample Dilution

Automatic dilution varies by assay, up to 1:2500

Auto-reflex Testing

Automatic ability to perform additional tests based on results of first test

Sample Pipette Tips

840 disposable sample tip capacity

Sample Carryover Prevention

Disposable pipette tips ensure zero sample carryover


Reaction Cuvettes

Capacity of 1000 optical-grade plastic cuvettes

Reaction Bath

Air bath, 37°C

Assay Result Calculations

Calculations SMART algorithm software repeats and confirms reactive testing; results available as completed

Assay Technology

Chemiluminescence using Advanced Acridinium Ester


Reagent Tray

30-position reagent tray refrigerated between 4 and 10°C (39–50°F)

Reagent Capacity

Onboard 30 assays

Reagent Containers

ADVIA Centaur® ReadyPack® (various pack sizes available)

Reagent Integrity Control

Bar-code reagent identification, automatic inventory tracking and flagging, calibration valid tracking and flagging, reagent onboard stability tracking and flagging, reagent expired/reagent low flagging

Onboard Stability

28 days (average)

Reagent Mixing

ADVIA Centaur ReadyPacks automatically rocked onboard

Ancillary Reagents

25-position ancillary reagent tray cooled 4–8°C (39–46°F)



Available automatic QC ordering by test, control, date, and time

QC Data

Advanced QC package includes Levey-Jennings plots and Westgard rules



22-inch diagonal high-resolution LCD touchscreen with adjustable height

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7

Data Storage

1,000,000 test/QC results; 500,000 can be historical; can archive to removable media