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Abbott Diagnostics, ARCHITECT i1000SR (Immunoassay 2014)

Abbott Diagnostics, ARCHITECT i1000SR (Immunoassay 2014)

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Abbott Diagnostics
Jonathan Burgart jonathan.burgart@abbott.com
100 Abbott Park Road, CP1-4
Abbott Park IL, 60064
224-667-5678


Name of instrument/First year sold/Where designed ARCHITECT i1000SR/2008/U.S.
Country where manufactured/Where reagents manufactured Singapore/U.S., Europe
Number of units in clinical use in U.S./Outside U.S.
Operational type/Model type/Sample handling system continuous random access/floor standing/robotic sample handler allows batch, random access, continuous access, and reagent loading and unloading
Dimensions in inches (H × W × D)/Instrument footprint in sq. feet 49 × 59 × 30/12.3
Tests available on instrument in U.S.
Tests not available in U.S. but submitted for clearance
Tests not available in U.S. but available in other countries
Tests in development
Tests not available on other manufacturers’ analyzers
Fully automated microplate system
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 25
Number of different assays programmed, calibrated at once 61
Number of user-definable (open) channels none
Number of different analytes for which system accommodates reagent containers onboard at once/Tests per container set 25/100
Shortest/Median onboard reagent stability/Refrigerated onboard 14 days (vitamin D)/30 days tracked in hours/yes
Multiple reagent configurations supported yes
Reagent container placed directly on system for use yes
Reagents bar coded/Information in bar code yes/assay number, reagent serial number, lot number, test per kit, expiration onboard stability time, others
Same capabilities when 3rd-party reagents used/Susceptibility to carryover no/<0.1 ppm
Walkaway capacity in minutes/Specimens/Tests-assays 180/65/25
System is open (home-brew methods can be used)/Liquid or dry system no/liquid
Uses disposable cuvettes/Maximum number stored yes/360
Uses washable cuvettes/Replacement frequency no/—
Minimum specimen volume required varies based on assay
Minimum sample volume aspirated precisely at once/Minimum dead volume 10 µL/50 µL
Supplied with UPS (backup power)/Requires floor drain yes/no
Requires dedicated water system/Water consumption no/—
Noise generated 58 decibels during normal operation, 62 decibels maximum
Has dedicated pediatric sample cup/Dead volume no/—
Primary tube sampling/Tube sizes/Pierces caps on primary tubes yes/5-, 7-,10-mL tubes and sample cups/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) yes
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
Hemolysis detection-quantitation/Turbidity detection-quantitation no/no
Dilution of patient samples onboard/Automatic rerun capability yes/yes
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
Autocalibration or autocalibration alert yes
Number of calibrators required for each analyte 2–6, assay dependent
Calibrants can be stored onboard/Average calibration frequency no/calibration required with new lot
Multipoint calib. supported/Multiple calibs. stored for same assay yes/yes (up to 4 curves/analyte)
How often QC required every 24 hours or per lab-specific procedure
Onboard real-time QC/Support multiple QC lot Nos. per analyte yes/yes
Automatic shutdown/Startup is programmable/Startup time no/no/6.5 minutes
Stat time to completion of β-hCG test 18 minutes
Time delay from ordering stat test to aspiration of sample
Throughput per hour for three analytes on each specimen, in number of specimens/Number of tests (cycle time) up to 33 samples/100 tests per hour
Can auto transfer QC results to LIS/Onboard capability to review QC yes/yes
Data-management capability/Instrument vendor supplies LIS interface onboard/no
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 yes
Modem servicing/Can diagnose own malfunctions/ Determine malfunctioning component yes/yes/yes
Can order (via modem) malfunctioning part(s) without operator yes
On-site response time of service engineer
Mean time between failures/To repair failures
Average time to complete maintenance by lab personnel
Onboard maintenance records/Maintenance training demo module yes/yes
List price/Targeted bed size or daily volume
Annual service contract cost (24 hours/7 days)
Training provided with purchase/Advanced operator training yes/yes
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) streamlined workload management; continuous access to reagents, samples, and supplies; 65-sample load capacity; 13 universal bays, seven customizable priority bays; refrigerated reagent carousel with 25 × 100 test kit sizes; reagents stable onboard up to 30 days; priority tests; 18-minute turnaround time on stat assays
Tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the College of American Pathologists.