The benefits of the AU680 Chemistry System can be divided into three main categories – improved user convenience including automation options; extended analytical reach and reduced operating costs. Regarding convenience, the AU680 Chemistry System is operated through a new and highly intuitive graphical user interface, including embedded videos to support key maintenance steps. Flexibility is assured with a menu capacity of up to 63 different assays on board. A new special priority lane performs re-runs quickly. To increase automation levels, samples can be loaded via a new standardized rack tray for direct transfer from the Beckman Coulter AutoMate 2500 peri-analytical workstation.
Triple reagent dispensing enables the AU680 Chemistry System to perform assays requiring up to three separate reagents. This enhances analytical performance and opens up new possibilities for current and future assays. Overall, operating costs are reduced by eliminating the need for multiple calibrators via “Plug and Play” calibration using 2D barcodes.
Finally, the AU680 Chemistry System offers a speed of up to 1200 tests per hour and an on-board capacity of up to 63 different tests in parallel.
The following parameters are calculated on the BECKMAN COULTER AU680 :
Total Cholesterol : HDL Cholesterol Ratio
Albumin / Globulin Ratio
Micro Total Proteins
CPK – MB