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Beckman Coulter, Access/Access 2 Immunoassay System (Immunoassay 2015)

Beckman Coulter, Access/Access 2 Immunoassay System (Immunoassay 2015)

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Beckman Coulter Inc.
Mark Smith
250 S. Kraemer Boulevard
Brea, CA 92821

Name of instrument/First year sold/Where designed Access/Access 2 Immunoassay System/2001/U.S.
Country where manufactured/Where reagents manufactured U.S./U.S, France, Ireland
Number of units in clinical use in U.S./Outside U.S. >2,000/>2,500
Operational type/Model type/Sample handling system continuous random access/benchtop/rack
Dimensions in inches (H × W × D)/Instrument footprint in sq. feet 18.5 × 39 × 24/6.5
Tests available on instrument in U.S. cortisol, total IgE, EPO, ferritin, folate, intrinsic factor Ab, sTfR, vitamin B12, intact PTH, ostase, CK-MB, digoxin, myoglobin, ultrasensitive insulin, rubella IgG, toxo IgG, toxo IgM II, DHEA-S, estradiol, hFSH, hLH, inhibin A, progesterone, prolactin, SHBG, testosterone, total βhCG, unconjugated estriol, fast hTSH, free T3, total T4, thyroglobulin, TPOAb, PSA, free PSA, BR-GI-OV monitors, troponin I, vitamin D, and many others
Tests not available in U.S. but submitted for clearance
Tests not available in U.S. but available in other countries HAV Ab, HAV IgM, HBc Ab, HBc IgM, HBs Ab, HBsAg, HBsAg confirmatory, CMV IgG, CMV IgM, rubella IgM
Tests in development AMH
Tests not available on other manufacturers’ analyzers
Fully automated microplate system no
Number of each analyte performed in separate disposable unit
Number of wells in microplate
Methods supported/Separation methods chemiluminescence/magnetic particle
Number of different measured assays onboard simultaneously 24
Number of different assays programmed, calibrated at once 24
Number of user-definable (open) channels 0
Number of different analytes for which system accommodates reagent containers onboard at once/Tests per container set 24/100 tests per kit; 50 tests per cartridge
Shortest/Median onboard reagent stability/Refrigerated onboard 14 days/28 days/yes (3°–10°C)
Multiple reagent configurations supported yes
Reagent container placed directly on system for use yes
Reagents bar coded/Information in bar code yes/specific cartridge ID, expiration date, lot number, unique reagent pack ID number
Same capabilities when 3rd-party reagents used/Susceptibility to carryover no/<10 ppm
Walkaway capacity in minutes/Specimens/Tests-assays up to 180 based on consumable capacity/60/assay dependent
System is open (home-brew methods can be used)/Liquid or dry system no/liquid
Uses disposable cuvettes/Maximum number stored yes/294
Uses washable cuvettes/Replacement frequency no/—
Minimum specimen volume required specimen container dependent
Minimum sample volume aspirated precisely at once/Minimum dead volume 5 µL/100 µL
Supplied with UPS (backup power)/Requires floor drain no/no
Requires dedicated water system/Water consumption no/—
Noise generated <70 decibels
Has dedicated pediatric sample cup/Dead volume yes/100 µL
Primary tube sampling/Tube sizes/Pierces caps on primary tubes yes/12 × 75, 13 × 75 and 100, 16 × 75 and 100/no
Sample bar-code reading capability/Autodiscrimination yes (2 of 5 interleaved, Codabar, codes 39 and 128)/yes
Bar-code placement per CLSI standard Auto2A yes
Onboard test auto inventory (determines volume in container) no
Measures number of tests remaining/Short sample detection yes/yes
Auto detection of adequate reagent or specimen yes
Clot detection/Reflex testing capability yes/yes (Access 2 only)
Hemolysis detection-quantitation/Turbidity detection-quantitation no/no
Dilution of patient samples onboard/Automatic rerun capability no/no
Sample volume can be increased to rerun out-of-linear range high results/ Increased to rerun out-of-linear range low results no/no
Time between initial result and reaspiration of sample for rerun 36 seconds
Autocalibration or autocalibration alert no
Number of calibrators required for each analyte assay dependent
Calibrants can be stored onboard/Average calibration frequency no/28 days
Multipoint calib. supported/Multiple calibs. stored for same assay yes/yes
How often QC required 24 hours
Onboard real-time QC/Support multiple QC lot Nos. per analyte yes/yes
Automatic shutdown/Startup is programmable/Startup time no/no/remains in ready mode
Stat time to completion of β-hCG test 15 minutes
Time delay from ordering stat test to aspiration of sample ≥36 seconds
Throughput per hour for three analytes on each specimen, in number of specimens/Number of tests (cycle time) 33/100 (36 seconds)
Can auto transfer QC results to LIS/Onboard capability to review QC yes/yes
Data-management capability/Instrument vendor supplies LIS interface onboard/yes
LIS interfaces up and running in active user sites all major LIS vendors
LIS interface operates simultaneously w/running assays yes
Bidirectional interface capability yes (broadcast download and host query)
Interface available (or will be) to auto specimen handling system no
Modem servicing/Can diagnose own malfunctions/ Determine malfunctioning component no/no/no
Can order (via modem) malfunctioning part(s) without operator no
On-site response time of service engineer
Mean time between failures/To repair failures
Average time to complete maintenance by lab personnel daily: 15 minutes; weekly: 30 minutes
Onboard maintenance records/Maintenance training demo module yes (Access 2 only)/online help with maintenance instructions
List price/Targeted bed size or daily volume $149,800/all volumes and hospital sizes
Annual service contract cost (24 hours/7 days)
Training provided with purchase/Advanced operator training yes/yes (Access 2 only)
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) ability to network up to four Access 2 systems using one LIS interface with remote diagnostics; fully automated user-defined reflex testing; continuous random-access benchtop analyzer
Tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the College of American Pathologists.