On other systems, the loading and unloading of samples in the centrifuge (cycle time) is the most common bottleneck. This slow cycle time combined with the inability to handle STAT samples, causes many users to spin their STAT samples offline.
The cobas 8100 automated workflow series opens that bottleneck with a superior centrifuge that can process up to 300 tubes an hour. It’s designed to have a fast cycle time and prioritizes STAT samples, which, when combined with the high G-force, allows labs to run their STAT samples online and still meet their turnaround time goals.
Upfront Sample Integrity Checks
The cobas 8100 automated workflow series has multiple, automated sample integrity checks: test order, tube type match, Laser Liquid Level Detection through three barcodes, and a qualitative HIL check. These checks reduce the chance of downstream errors and are designed with patient safety in mind.