Download AU480 Service Manual PDF

TitleAU480 Service Manual
TagsCode-barres Menu (Informatique) Calibrage Informatique et technologies de l'information
File Size7.8 MB
Total Pages152
Table of Contents
Chapter 01 -  Analzyer overview
	AU480 Hardware
	Sample Processing Overview
	ISE Testing Sequence
Chapter 02 -  Software overview
	AU480 Home Menu
	Main Button Area
	Home Menu Area
	Alarm Area
	Menu List
	Software Menu Path
	Online Help
Chapter 03 -  Daily startup
	Set the Start Conditions
	Check the Analyzer Status
	Daily Analyzer Maintenance
	Check and Replenish Reagents
	ISE Startup – Check the ISE Reagents
	ISE Startup – ISE Daily Maintenance
	Analyzer Calibration
	Process Quality Control (QC)
Chapter 04 -  Sample processing and Programming
	Additional Sample Programming Features
	Sample Racks
	Sample Data Prefix
	AU480 Validated SampleContainers
	Sample Processing
	Manual Programming
Chapter 05 -  Monitor and Review Results
	Calibration Monitor
	QC Monitor and QC Data Review
	Review Patient Results
	Print RB/CAL/QC Results
Chapter 06 -  Maintenance
	Maintenance Resources
	Weekly and Every Other Week Maintenance
	Monthly Maintenance
Chapter 07 -  As-Needed Tasks
	Perform and Recover from an Emergency Stop
	Configure New QC Lot
	Fix (Assign) a Reagent Position
	Set Calibrator Lot Concentrations
	Define a User Menu
	Save or Load System Parameters
	Save Data to External Media
	Perform an End Process (System Shutdown)
	Disable a Test
	Transfer to Host
Chapter 08 -  Troubleshooting
	Troubleshooting Reagent Blank, Calibration, and QCFailures
	Troubleshooting Tips
Chapter 09 -  Resources
	Beckman Coulter Support Personnel
Chapter 10 -  In-Lab Training Competency Exercise
	In-Lab Training Competency Exercise Reference Key
Document Text Contents
Page 1

AU480 In-Lab Training Manual Page 1 of 152
Version 1.0 (February 2016) Beckman Coulter Professional Development

AU480 Chemistry Analyzer
In-Lab Training Manual


Page 76

AU480 In-Lab Training Manual Page 76 of 152
Version 1.0 (February 2016) Beckman Coulter Professional Development

Maintenance Resources

Multiple resources are available to assist in performing maintenance on the analyzer:

User’s Guide

Includes step-by-step instructions with pictures and drawings for all maintenance
procedures that can be performed by the operator

Includes Warnings, Cautions, Important, Note, and Tip alerts
Includes a list of supplies required for each procedure as well as the part number

of analyzer components that need to be replaced

Maintenance Videos

Available in the Online Help Maintenance Video Directory of the analyzer
Includes videos for the following maintenance procedures:
 Clean the Wash Nozzle Unit and Check the Tube Mounting Joints
 Replace Syringes or Syringe Case Heads
 Clean or Replace Individual Cuvettes
 Replace the Photometer Lamp
 Enhanced ISE Cleaning (Manual)

Maintenance Job Aids

Available on the Beckman Coulter website (see Chapter 9: Resources in this

Shortened versions of maintenance procedures found in the User’s Guide
Available for the following maintenance intervals
 Weekly and Every Other Week
 Monthly

Two versions of job aids, one for procedures performed on their own, one for
efficiency (combines procedures and presented in efficient order)

Page 77

AU480 In-Lab Training Manual Page 77 of 152
Version 1.0 (February 2016) Beckman Coulter Professional Development

Weekly and Every Other Week Maintenance

Weekly Maintenance includes the following procedures:

Clean the Sample Probe and Mix Bars
Perform a W2
Perform a Photocal
Clean the Pre-dilution Bottle
(ISE Option only) Check the Selectivity of the Na/K Electrode
(ISE Option only) Enhanced Cleaning of the ISE Electrode Line

(ISE Option only) Every Other Week or Every 3,000 Samples Maintenance includes the
following procedure:

Manually Clean the ISE Mix Bar, Liquid Level Sensors, Sample Pot, and Sample
Pot Tubing

For Weekly Maintenance, the W2, Photocal, and Enhanced Cleaning of the ISE
procedures can be combined for efficiency. The flowchart in this chapter combines the
three procedures. These procedures can also be performed separately when needed.


Use the flowcharts on the following pages as a quick reference for performing

Weekly and Every Other Week maintenance procedures

The W2, Photocal, and Enhanced ISE Cleaning procedures take approximately an

hour to complete when performed together. Based on your laboratory workflow,
when will these procedures be performed?

Every Other Week maintenance requires sonication of the sample pot and tubing for

10 minutes. Will your lab order a spare sample pot and tubing set to minimize
analyzer downtime?

Identify the solutions that you will need for maintenance. Some of these solutions

need to be made up prior to performing the maintenance procedures

Page 151

AU480 In-Lab Training Manual Page 151 of 152
Version 1.0 (February 2016) Beckman Coulter Professional Development

Sample Processing and Programming

28. Place the letter representing the rack color next to the sample kind the rack is used


Letter /
Rack Color

Letter Sample Kind

A: White F Reagent Blanks

B: Yellow C QC Samples

C: Green E Emergency Samples

D: Orange B Calibrator Samples

E: Red D Manual Repeats

F: Blue A
Routine Patient and
Automatic repeats

29. Circle the statement that is false when loading racks in the rack feeder:

a. Caps should be removed from all sample containers

b. The rack should be placed in the rack feeder with the rack bar code facing the
back of the analyzer

c. 13x75, 13x100, and 16x100 tubes can be placed in the same rack if they are for

the same sample type

d. When calibrating, always place the yellow racks in front of the blue rack

e. Manually programmed samples require a bar code if the analyzer is set for
Barcode analysis

30. TRUE or FALSE?

Samples placed in an Emergency (red) rack will have higher processing priority than
samples placed in a Routine (white) rack.

31. Identify the software pathway to start sample processing on the STAT Table:

Home  STAT Status  STAT Start

Page 152

AU480 In-Lab Training Manual Page 152 of 152
Version 1.0 (February 2016) Beckman Coulter Professional Development

32. Which software screens can you use to view patient results? Check all that apply.

Sample Status > Status
 Sample Status > Detail
 Sample Status > Realtime Display

STAT Status > Sample
Sample Manager > Main tab
 Sample Manager > Sample tab

33. Practice the following sample-related tasks, as appropriate, based on your analyzer

setup and lab processes:
Manually program and process samples on routine racks for the sample types

used in your lab
Manually program and process samples on the STAT table for the sample types

used in your lab
Recall and reprint a patient report

34. Review the items that you have covered in the Chapter 4: Sample Processing and

Programming and Chapter 5: Monitor and Review Results. Place a check next to
items you feel comfortable performing. Meet with your trainer to review or answer
any questions you may still have on unchecked items.

Sample Processing and Programming Checklist

Identify sample rack usage
Identify validated sample containers
Process bar coded samples with LIS-programming in racks
Process bar coded samples with LIS-programming in the STAT table
Manually program and process samples in racks
Manually program and process samples in the STAT table

Monitor and Review Results Checklist – Patient Samples

Monitor patient results from Sample Status
Review and reprint patient results from Sample Manager

35. Practice and review any additional tasks from the In-Lab Training Manual required of

your role and responsibilities in your lab.

Similer Documents