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cobas 8000 Modular analyzer series evaluated under routine-like conditions at 14 sites in Australia, Europe, and the United States


von Eckardstein, Arnold; Roth, Hans Jürgen; Jones, Graham; Preston, Sharon; Szekeres, Thomas; Imdahl, Roland; Conti, Marc; Blanckaert, Norbert; Jose, Darren; Thiery, Joachim; Feldmann, Lisa; von Ahsen, Nicolas; Locatelli, Massimo; Kremastinou, Jenni; Kunst, Albert; Hubbuch, Arnulf; McGovern, Margaret (2013). cobas 8000 Modular analyzer series evaluated under routine-like conditions at 14 sites in Australia, Europe, and the United States. Journal of Laboratory Automation, 18(4):306-327.

Abstract

Clinical laboratories need to test patient samples precisely, accurately, and efficiently. The latest member of the Roche cobas modular platform family, the cobas 8000 modular analyzer series allows compact and convenient consolidation of clinical chemistry and immunochemistry assays in high-workload laboratories with a throughput of 3 to 15 million tests annually. Here we present the results of studies designed to test the overall system performance under routine-like conditions that were conducted at 14 laboratories over 2 y. Experiments that test analytical performance of the new module were integrated with overall system functionality testing of all modules in different configurations. More than two million results were generated and evaluated for ~100 applications using serum/plasma, urine, or EDTA blood samples. During the workflow studies, eight configurations of the possible 38 combinations were used, covering all available analytical modules. The versatility of the module combinations makes the system customizable to fit the needs of diverse laboratories, allowing precise and accurate analysis of a broad spectrum of clinical chemistry and immunochemistry parameters with short turnaround times. This new system will contribute to the ability of clinical laboratories to offer better service to their customers and support vital clinical decision making.

Abstract

Clinical laboratories need to test patient samples precisely, accurately, and efficiently. The latest member of the Roche cobas modular platform family, the cobas 8000 modular analyzer series allows compact and convenient consolidation of clinical chemistry and immunochemistry assays in high-workload laboratories with a throughput of 3 to 15 million tests annually. Here we present the results of studies designed to test the overall system performance under routine-like conditions that were conducted at 14 laboratories over 2 y. Experiments that test analytical performance of the new module were integrated with overall system functionality testing of all modules in different configurations. More than two million results were generated and evaluated for ~100 applications using serum/plasma, urine, or EDTA blood samples. During the workflow studies, eight configurations of the possible 38 combinations were used, covering all available analytical modules. The versatility of the module combinations makes the system customizable to fit the needs of diverse laboratories, allowing precise and accurate analysis of a broad spectrum of clinical chemistry and immunochemistry parameters with short turnaround times. This new system will contribute to the ability of clinical laboratories to offer better service to their customers and support vital clinical decision making.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Clinical Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
540 Chemistry
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:19 Nov 2013 16:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:03
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:2211-0682
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/2211068212472183
PubMed ID:23321915

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