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
Disease-State Assay Groups* Allergy, Anemia/Iron Metabolism, Bone Metabolism, Cardiac, Diabetes, Hepatitis, HIV, Immunosuppressant Drugs, Liver Fibrosis†, Metabolic, Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Sepsis†, Special ID, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), Thyroid, ToRCH
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 Handling
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
STAT Handling Dedicated STAT port accepts samples any time; STAT samples are processed with priority
Auto-repeat User-definable
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

Bar Codes

Sample Bar Codes Up to 20 digits; Interleaved 2 of 5; Code 39, Code 128, Codabar; A, B, and special characters (.-+/*$%)
Reaction Area

Reaction Cuvettes Capacity of 1000 optical-grade plastic cuvettes
Reaction Bath Air bath, 37°C
Assay Result Calculations SMART algorithm software repeats and confirms reactive testing; results available as completed
Assay Technology Chemiluminescence using Advanced Acridinium Ester
Reagent Handling

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)

Auto-calibration/Auto-QC Available automatic QC ordering by test, control, date, and time
QC Data Advanced QC package includes Levey-Jennings plots and Westgard rules

User Interface/Data Management
Monitor 22-inch diagonal high-resolution LCD touchscreen with adjustable height
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7
System Documentation Operator manual, quickstart guide, and context-sensitive online help
Data Storage 1,000,000 test/QC results; 500,000 can be historical; can archive to removable media
Onboard Maintenance Logs Yes
Host Interface RS232C bidirectional and host query; Ethernet connection available
Host Query Yes
Remote Access & Service 1000Base-T Ethernet port for remote access and modem for Siemens Remote Service
Removable Media

Removable Media CD, DVD, or USB
General Specifications

Power Requirements 200-240 V at 50/60 Hz; 1.2 kW maximum
Maximum Water Consumption 2.5 liters (0.6 gallons) per hour
Drain Requirements Minimum of 2.5 liters (0.6 gallons) per hour

With monitor: 167 (h) x 196 (w) x 104 (d) cm; 66 (h) x 77 (w) x 41 (d) in.

Without monitor: 133 (h) x 196 (w) x 104 (d) cm; 52 (h) x 77 (w) x 41 (d) in.

Weight 585 kg (1289 lb)
Compliance Complies with international environmental, health, and safety standards
Noise Emission 65 dB maximum
Processing Heat Output 5100 BTU/hour
Ambient Temperature 18–30°C (64–86°F)
Ambient Humidity 20–80% noncondensing
Floor Load-Bearing Requirement 412 kg/m2 (84 lb/ft2)