Arkray Aution MAX AX-4030 & DxU 840m Iris
Together, the AX-4030 and the DxU microscopy series form the Series Automated Urinalysis workcell. The workcell is used to automate the complete routine urinalysis profile. As a workcell, the microscopy and chemistry results are combined for review. The AUTION MAX AX-4030 uses test strips to automatically analyze urine samples. Comprehensive assessments can be made based on color-tone and turbidity measurements, abnormal coloration detection, specific gravity (SG) measurement, as well as ten qualitative analyses of glucose (GLU), protein (PRO), bilirubin (BIL), pH (PH), blood (BLD), urobilinogen (URO), ketones (KET), nitrite (NIT) and leukocytes (LEU). The DxU 840m Microscopy analyzer is an in-vitro diagnostic device intended to replace manual or other urine sediment examination methods. The DxU Microscopy Series presents a specimen sandwiched between enveloping layers of lamina to a microscope coupled to a charge coupling device (CCD) video camera. This lamination positions the specimen exactly within the depth of focus and field of view of the objective lens of the microscope. A CCD digital camera captures five hundred frames per sample, as each microscopic field of view is illuminated by the flash of a strobe lamp. The resulting pictures are digitized and delivered to the Analysis Processor computer. The Auto-Particle Recognition (APR) software, a highly trained neural network, uses size, shape, contrast, and texture features to classify each image into one of 12 categories: RBCs, WBCs, WBC Clumps, Hyaline Casts, Unclassified Casts, Squamous Epithelial Cells, Non-squamous Epithelial Cells, Bacteria, Yeast, Crystals, Mucus, and Sperm. Additionally, 27 predefined sub-classifications are available for identifying specific types of casts, crystals, non-squamous epithelial, dysmorphic, and other.
Manufacturer: Beckman Coulter & Arkray
Serial #: 100317, 12210010
Year installed: 11/2022