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TOSOH Bioscience, AIA-900 (Immunoassay 2013)

TOSOH Bioscience, AIA-900 (Immunoassay 2013)

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TOSOH Bioscience Inc.
Susan Kolarik
6000 Shoreline Court, Suite 101
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Name of instrument/First year sold/Where designed AIA-900/2011/Japan
Country where manufactured/Where reagents manufactured Japan/Japan
Number of units in clinical use in U.S./Outside U.S. 70/500
Operational type/Model type/Sample handling system continuous random access/floor standing/rack
Dimensions in inches (H × W × D)/Instrument footprint in sq. feet 35.04, 50.79, or 58.64 × 26.18 × 49.09/6–10
Tests available on instrument in U.S. TSH, TSH3rdGen, T4, TT3, TU, FT4, FT3, TPOAb, TgAb, BHCG, estradiol, FSH, LHII, progesterone, prolactin, testosterone, AFP, CEA, PSA, CA125, CA19-9, 27.29, β2 microglobulin, C-peptide, insulin, IgEII, PAP, cortisol, HGH, B12, folate, RBC folate, ferritin, intact PTH, CK-MB, myoglobin, cTnI second generation, HbA1c, cystatin C, ACTH, DHEA-S, homocysteine, vitamin D
Tests not available in U.S. but submitted for clearance Tg
Tests not available in U.S. but available in other countries BNP, HBsAg; HBsAb, HBcAb, HBeAb, cTnI third generation, PSAII, TrAb, HCVAb, HCG, free PSA
Tests in development D-dimer, SHBG, and osteocalcin
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 fluorescence, enzyme immunoassay/bead
Number of different measured assays onboard simultaneously 45
Number of different assays programmed, calibrated at once entire menu
Number of user-definable (open) channels
Number of different analytes for which system accommodates reagent containers onboard at once/Tests per container set unitized test cup/unitized test cup
Shortest/Median onboard reagent stability/Refrigerated onboard 72 hours/3 days/no
Multiple reagent configurations supported no
Reagent container placed directly on system for use yes
Reagents bar coded/Information in bar code yes/test, lot
Same capabilities when 3rd-party reagents used/Susceptibility to carryover no/zero, disposable tips
Walkaway capacity in minutes/Specimens/Tests-assays 30/45/45
System is open (home-brew methods can be used)/Liquid or dry system no/dry
Uses disposable cuvettes/Maximum number stored no/—
Uses washable cuvettes/Replacement frequency no/—
Minimum specimen volume required 10 µL
Minimum sample volume aspirated precisely at once/Minimum dead volume 10 µL/100 µL
Supplied with UPS (backup power)/Requires floor drain yes/no
Requires dedicated water system/Water consumption no/—
Noise generated
Has dedicated pediatric sample cup/Dead volume no/—
Primary tube sampling/Tube sizes/Pierces caps on primary tubes yes/13 × 75, 100; 16 × 75, 100/no
Sample bar-code reading capability/Autodiscrimination yes (2 or 5 interleaved, Codabar, codes 39 and 128)/yes
Bar-code placement per CLSI standard Auto2A
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/no
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 yes/no
Time between initial result and reaspiration of sample for rerun 20 minutes
Autocalibration or autocalibration alert no
Number of calibrators required for each analyte 2 or 6
Calibrants can be stored onboard/Average calibration frequency no/90 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 no/yes
Automatic shutdown/Startup is programmable/Startup time no/no/10 minutes
Stat time to completion of β-hCG test ~18 minutes
Time delay from ordering stat test to aspiration of sample 1 minute
Throughput per hour for three analytes on each specimen, in number of specimens/Number of tests (cycle time) 30/90 (0.67 minute sample cycle)
Can auto transfer QC results to LIS/Onboard capability to review QC yes/no
Data-management capability/Instrument vendor supplies LIS interface no/no
LIS interfaces up and running in active user sites all major LIS suppliers
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 24 hours
Mean time between failures/To repair failures
Average time to complete maintenance by lab personnel daily: 5 minutes; weekly: 15 minutes; monthly: 20 minutes
Onboard maintenance records/Maintenance training demo module no/no
List price/Targeted bed size or daily volume $60,000 base model/500+ monthly
Annual service contract cost (24 hours/7 days) $6,000 base model
Training provided with purchase/Advanced operator training —/no
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) three models (base model, base model plus nine-tray sorter, base model plus 19-tray sorter) offer increasing automation and capacity; connections and software built in for all three models; untitized test cups, no reagent preparation; automated sample dilution, pretreatment, automated reschedule, retest
Tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the College of American Pathologists.