Beckman Coulter AU480

Beckman Coulter AU480

The AU480 chemistry analyser is the ideal Clinical Chemistry Analyzer that will allow you to enhance your Laboratory efficiency through a powerful and robust system.

Ideal for low- to mid-volume hospitals and laboratories, or as a dedicated specialty chemistry or STAT analyser the AU480 can outperform any analyser in its class, with a throughput of up to 400 photometric tests per hour (up to 800 with ISEs), increased onboard testing, reduced sample volume and easy operation.

The capabilities are endless as this analyser will allow you to:

  • Broaden your test offerings with more than 120 different Beckman Coulter system reagent applications available
  • Conduct quick priority testing using the AU 480 clinical chemistry analyzer’s STAT wheel
  • Turn around critical samples fast with sample pre-dilution and auto-repeat of over-range results
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Technical Specifications

Analytical System Fully automated, random access chemistry system with STAT capability
Analytical Principle Spectrophotometry and potentiometry
Analytical Types Endpoint, rate, fixed point and indirect ISE
Analytical Methods Colorimetry, turbidimetry, latex agglutination, homogeneous EIA, indirect ISE
Simultaneously Processed Analytes 60 photometric tests + 3 ISE, 120 pre-programmed onboard tests
Throughput 400 photometric tests/hour; maximum of 800 with ISE
ISE Throughput 200 samples/hr. Maximum tests/hr: 600 if ISE only
Sample Types Serum, plasma, urine, other
Sample Feeder Racks with 10 samples each (barcodes on primary tubes and on racks); capacity of 80 samples; continuous loading
Sample Tubes Primary and secondary tubes; diameter from 11.5 to 16 mm; height from 55 to 102 mm, nestled micro sample cups
STAT samples Up to 22 positions for STAT samples via cooled turntable. Easy-to-operate interrupts between tests. Auto-repeat run capability.
Sample Volume 1–25 ?l in 0.1 ?l steps (1-25 ?l for repeats)
Reagent Capacity 76 positions for (R1+R2, detergent position). Holds 15, 30 and 60ml bottles.
Reagent Storage Refrigerated (4–12°C)
Reagent Volume R1: 10–250 ?l; R2: 10–250 ?l (in 1 ?l increment)
Total Reaction Volume 90–350 ?l
Reaction Cuvette Permanent glass cuvettes
Reaction Time Up to 8 minutes, 37.5 seconds
Reaction Incubation 37°C, dry bath
Photometry System Direct assay through the reaction cuvette (0–3.0 OD) mono and bichromatic measurements possible
Wavelength 13 different wavelengths between 340–800 nm
Calibration Auto calibration, cooled calibrator positions; master calibration established by two-dimensional barcode
Quality Control Auto QC, cooled QC positions
Rerun 1. Auto rerun and manual rerun available
2. Automatic sample increase, decrease or normal repeat
3. Reflex testing
Sample Pre-dilution Dilution ratio: Fixed to 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 76 or 100
Test Requisition Individual and profile test requisition via online, mouse, function keys and touch-screen
Sample Integrity Lipaemia, Haemolysis and Icterus analysis. Sample clot detection and probe crash protection.
Online RS232C. Full uni- and bidirectional communication possible.
Software Windows 7®
Data Storage Sample number 100,000 samples. Reaction Data 200,000 tests.
Dimensions (W x H x D) ANL: 1,450 x 1,205 x 760
Power Supply 100–240v; 60 Hz/ < 3.5 kVA


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