ADVIA Centaur XP Immunoassay System

How does your lab meet varied testing demands?

Overview
System DescriptionRandom access immunoassay system
ThroughputUp to 240 tests per hour
Time To First Result18 minutes; results every 15 seconds thereafter, assay dependent
Assays On Board30
Assay PacksADVIA Centaur® ReadyPack™ assays
Assay TechnologyDirect Chemiluminescence using Acridinium Ester technology
Sample Handling
Sample Tubes1 mL, 2 mL, 3 mL, 5 mL, 7 mL, 10 mL, micro container tubes
Sample CarriersUniversal 5-position rack holds multiple tube types; 180 samples fully loaded; no-pause loading and unloading
STAT HandlingDedicated STAT port accepts samples any time
Sample TypesSerum, plasma, urine - assay dependent
Sample Volume10 uL to 200 uL assay dependent
Sample Integrity ControlPressure transducer technology with clot management, detection, and flagging.
Sample Pipette TipsEnsure zero sample carryover
Automatic DilutionsVaries by assay, up to 1:1000
Bar Codes
Code 128, Code 39, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5
Reagent Handling
Reagent Cooling30-position reagent tray cooled 4°C to 8°C
Reagent Integrity ControlBarcode reagent identification, automatic inventory tracking and flagging, calibration validity tracked and flagged, reagent on board stability tracked and flagged, reagent expired/ reagent low flagging
Reagent MixingReadyPacks automatically rocked onboard
Ancillary Reagents25-position ancillary reagent tray cooled 4°C to 8°C
Supplies
Cuvettes1,000 ADVIA Centaur cuvette capacity
Sample TipsADVIA Centaur type, 840 on board, automatic tracking, and flagging of inventory
Continuous Operation
Loading/unloading of samples and consumables at anytime without he need to interrupt system operations, includes: sample racks, STATS, reagent packs, ancillary reagent packs, reaction cuvettes, sample pipette tips, calibrators, controls, wash fluids, water, and waste.
User Interface
Monitor19-inch diagonal high-resolution LCD touch screen with adjustable height
Operating System Results ManagementDual Sun Microsystems Sparc® II processors; Microsoft® Windows® XP
Host InterfaceRS232C bidirectional and host query; Ethernet connection available; 25,000 result storage; archive to removable media; automatic reflex testing
Smart Algorithm SoftwareRepeats and confirms reactive testing; results available as completed
Quality Control
Advanced QC package includes Levy-Jennings plots and Westgard rules; 65,000 control results can be stored
Removable Media
DVD or CD-RW
Device Management
100 Base-T Ethernet port for remote access and Siemens Remote Service proactive service modem
General Specifications
Electrical208-240 V at 50/60 Hz; meets regulatory requirements for UL, CAN/CSA, IEC1010. JIS, CE, CISPR11 Class A
Power Consumption1 KW in ready state; 1.5 KW in operating state
WaterDeionized type II
Dimensions51.5 (h) x 72.4 (w) x 41.0 (d) in-130.9 (h) x 183.9 (w) x 104.2 (d) cm
Weight1,200 lbs (545 kg)
Floor Load-bearing Requirement390 kg/m2  (80lb/ft2)
Operating Environment Temperature18-30OC; humidity 20-80% noncondensing
Ventilation10,000 BTU/hour
Noise Emission58.8 db in ready state; 61.3 in operating state
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