Olympus AU5400 High-Volume Chemistry Immuno Analyzer

Olympus Updated: 2007-09-10
Olympus AU5400 High-Volume Chemistry Immuno Analyzer

The modular AU5400 is a high-volume analyzer that builds upon the field-proven reliability and productivity of the AU5200 analyzer and the latest Olympus technological advances. The Olympus AU5400 automates and consolidates chemistry-immuno testing with up to 147 on-board chemistries and throughput up to 6,600 tests per hour. Choose from Olympus’ 125 test menu, including chemistries and a broad menu of specialty tests. With a fully integrated track system to intelligently route samples to high-speed processing modules for simultaneous test processing, the AU5400 delivers high-productivity to meet real world lab needs.


* Only Olympus standardizes chemistry immuno testing from 400 to 6,600 tests per hour for low to very high volume laboratories. This translates to higher productivity, increased efficiency and greater cost savings for your lab.

Modular Configuration

* Configurable as the two module AU5421 or the three module AU5431
* Choice of single or dual flowcell ISE module
* Analyzer modules are user configurable to match user needs for test channels and throughput
* Optional Auto-repeat and Refrigerated QC modules available

Fast and reliable turnaround times

* True random access
* Precision reagent dispensing without priming requirements
* Throughput of up to 6,600 tests per hour
AU5421 – (2 analyzer modules)
o 3,200 photometric tests/hour
o 4,100 tests/hour with single ISE
o 5,000 tests/hour with dual ISE
AU5431 – (3 analyzer modules)
o 4,800 photometric tests/hour
o 5,700 tests/hour with single ISE
o 6,600 tests/hour with dual ISE

Precision Sampling

* Capacitance liquid level detection for accurate sampling : 2-6 µL for most tests
* Clot detection
* Probe Crash prevention

Peak workloads with 300 sample load for extended walk-away time

* Continuous feed rack loader
* Easy connectivity for automation
* “Flex” racks accommodate mix of tube sizes

Flexible sample handling

* Mixed barcode feature
* Variety of tube sizes
* Automated repeat testing (with optional unit) for abnormal sample results eliminates hands-on sample reprocessing
* Pre-dilution for urines
* Antigen check for prozone (e.g., myelomas)

Automated reagent handling

* Olympus reagents are liquid and ready-to-use
* Reagent pipetting system eliminates priming
* Multiple sized reagent cartridges hold from 100 to 6000+ tests to meet the needs of any size laboratory
* Barcoded cartridges provide on-board management (random placement, on-board stability and calibration tracking)
* Automatic changeover from empty to fresh bottle
* Calibrate up to 5 sets of reagent cartridges at one time
* All 48 reagent positions per analyzer module are open for third-party reagent use
* Minimal reaction volume of 120 µL reduces reagent consumption
* Reagent Inventory tracking function predicts daily workloads

Software: Easy to use and train

* Easy to navigate software with drop-down menus, icons, and color-keyed graphics
* User Menu to customize operation
* On-screen review of QC, System Status, and Calibration Status
* Intelligent online guidance:
o Operator’s Guide with links, searches, and bookmarks
o Context-specific HELP
o Online, computer-displayed maintenance videos
* Modem-linked Technical Support for access to Olympus experts

CLIA Compliance:

* Operator log-in
* Commentary for editing of QC, calibration, or patient results
* Multi-level user definable password protection for software menus
* Maintenance log for compliance tracking
* Tracking of reagent consumption and consumables

Automated maintenance for minimum operator time

* Programmable start-up
* Automated washes and checks
* Olympus dry-bath technology means no water bath maintenance
* Minimum disposables:
o Permanent glass cuvettes
o ISE electrodes are warranted for six months
o No sample or reagent tips to replace