Macherey-Nagel GmbH & Co.KG, Germany

URYXXON® 500

The URYXXON® 500 is an automatic reader for URYXXON® Stick 10 urine test strips. With a capacity of 400 strips per hour, it is ideal for use in hospitals and practices. The “easy-to-use-features” allow hygienic operation with hardly any training. The URYXXON® 500 provides dependable urine status results to detect early stages of many diseases such as urinary tract infections, kidney diseases or diabetes. The device eliminates the subjectivity of visual strip evaluation and minimizes risks associated with manual result transcription. The URYXXON® 500 makes urine analysis quicker, easier and more reliable.

DESCRIPTION

The URYXXON® 500 is an automatic reader for URYXXON® Stick 10 urine test strips. With a capacity of 400 strips per hour, it is ideal for use in hospitals and practices. The “easy-to-use-features” allow hygienic operation with hardly any training. The URYXXON® 500 provides dependable urine status results to detect early stages of many diseases such as urinary tract infections, kidney diseases or diabetes. The device eliminates the subjectivity of visual strip evaluation and minimizes risks associated with manual result transcription. The URYXXON® 500 makes urine analysis quicker, easier and more reliable.

MEASUREMENT PRINCIPLE

URYXXON ® 500 is a high performance reflection photometer for the analysis of urine test sticks, URYXXON ® Stick 10, uses as a light source of four LEDs of different wavelength to illuminate the test pads’ surfaces. The reflected light is detected by a photodiode. According to instrument’s calibration the reflected light is transformed into the analyte’s concentration on the respective test pad.

MAJOR MERITS

1. Highly automated with non-touch operation – Easy handling and great user convenience.

2. Large graphic screen to display full results in one page – Clear marking of pathological results for easy diagnostic decisions.

3.Touch screen operation with easy access to all functions – Guided operation and enhanced user convenience.

4.System has USB as well as RS232 interface, providing easy connectivity to LIS – Several options to suit most lab demands.

Memory for 500 patient results including name or patient ID – Positive readings can be filtered out enabling easy further diagnosis.

Incorporates automatic self-calibration – URYXXON ® Relax / URYXXON ® 500 make urinanalysis simpler and more reliable!

System interface with touch screen display alpha-numeric input and password protection – Easy user guidance, greater level of convenience and security in operation and measurement.

Possible to add microscopic evidence of the urine chemistry results using sediment terminal – Permits exhaustive user defined filtering functions and admits only those samples for sediment analysis, needing further diagnosis.

Measurement is started without touching the instrument after placing the strip, on the transfer tray for automatic start of the measurement – Provides for a very safe and hygienic operation without the need for handling directly the samples.

The on-board QC menu provides for maintaining clinical reporting standards with ease and convenience with control solutions ensuring consistence in reporting – Very reliable and safe results while reporting with full validation.

Barcode reader option for entering patient ID and set up of sample list including quick addition of urine chemistry results to the patient file in LIS – Greater level of accuracy and convenience offered.

URYXXON ® 500 is ready with minimum start up with virtually no waiting time, to read upto 400 strips/hour – Ideally suited for fast and efficient operation and for high workload conditions.

The test strip is free from interference of Vitamin C, and has very low detection limits for the parameters observed – Does not miss out early detection or mask early stages of disease, essential when screening tests are involved.

APPLICATIONS

Urine strip analysers in conjunction with the urine strips provide semi quantitative results, as the first step in diagnosis of a wide range of diseases. The 11 parameter strip permits analysis of simultaneous
status of urine parameters for the initial step of screening of multiple parameters, followed by confirmation, diagnosis and treatment. It is used also for the routine monitoring and status improvement of the disease conditions. The semi quantitative results prove useful for early pick up of symptoms of

(i) Diseases of the kidneys and urinary track

(ii) Carbohydrate metabolism disorders (diabetes mellitus)

(iii) Liver disease and haemolytic disorders

(iv) urinary infections

The application includes screening, for routine examinations, treatment monitoring, self monitoring by patients/and or general preventive medicine.

The model Uryxxon 500 system quite uniquely provides additional information with entry of sediment findings, helping in deciding which of the results need to be processed for additional sediment findings as well as actual sediment parameters. This enables matching both urine chemistry results and microscopic findings for individual samples. Very useful with instrument’s ability to store upto 30 different sediment parameters to aid in the clinical diagnosis.

TECHNICAL DATA

INSTRUMENT MEMORY

500 patient test results including name or patient ID

SEDIMENT

1. 30 user defined sediment parameters with five levels each
2. Optional external sediment keyboard

INTERFACE

1. User : Touch screen display, alphanumeric input, password protection.
2. Computer : 1 x USB(type B) and 2 x RS232 interfaces for connection to PC, PS/2 interface for connection of keyboard and /or barcode reader.

POWER REQUIREMENTS

110-240 V AC, automatic.

DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT

Depth : Depth : 24 cm (9.5 inches) * Width : 28cm (11 inches) * Height : 15 cm (5.9 inches)
Weight : 3.9 kg (10.5 lb)

OPERATION

Temperature range : 5-40°C (41-104 °F)
Humidity range : 20-80% relative humidity, non condensing
Calibration : automatic, self calibrating

CAPACITY

400 strips per hour

QUESTION & ANSWERS

1. How many parameters does the system evaluate?

Uryxxon 500 is meant for automatic evaluation of Uryxxon Stick 10, urine test strips for 10 parameters.

2. Are the test strips CE marked or FDA cleared?

The products are CE marked and according to IVD directive 98/79/EG.

3. What is the throughput of the Uryxxon 500?

It can read upto 400 strips per hour.

4. What is the light source employed in the system?

The light source is LED, with a very long life.

5. What are the wavelengths of the LEDs involved?

The four wavelengths used are 470, 550, 610 and 910 nm.

6. Does the system offer quality control?

Yes, the machine in its category offers “quality control assistance” for measuring control urine, whereas most other machines do not offer this advantage and the results can be released with confidence with quality control assurance.

7. Does Uryxxon 500 offer automatic recalibration or calls for regular recalibration and involving manual intervention and several steps?

No, the system does not call for manual calibration and, with automatic recalibration ensures consistent results with verification and validation.

8. Is it possible to upgrade the unit?

Yes, Uryxxon 500 permits updation with the standard PC as an optional feature, not available with other devices and field upgradation becomes extremely simple and straight forward without intervention and guarantee against obsolescence.

9. What are unique attributes of the system?

Uryxxon 500 at this point, is unique in its ability to offer facility to add microscopic evidence to urine chemistry results using sediment terminal, whereas all the other systems need separate device at additional cost for the purpose which permits user defined filter permitting only those samples to sediment analysis needing further diagnosis and in the most economical way.

10. Do Macherey and Nagel offer total solution – systems, strips and control?

Yes, they do as one source, by offering hardware test strips, and dedicated strips for calibration and validated strips for controls and liquid controls for daily check, to ensure accurate results any time.

11. Does the system allow selection of units for various parameters?

Yes, with option field “units”, allows choice of units for three different parameters, CONV, SI, ARB and two mixed entries.

12. Is the system capable of working in the absence of regular power supply?

Yes, they do as one source, by offering hardware test strips, and dedicated strips for calibration and validated strips for controls and liquid controls for daily check, to ensure accurate results any time.

13. Does the system allow selection of units for various parameters?

Yes, with option field “units”, allows choice of units for three different parameters, CONV, SI, ARB and two mixed entries.

14. Does the system allow input of visual information on sample clarity?

Yes, the system permits entry of visual information about the sample clarity which are classified as clear , turbid, cloudy and dark.

15. Is there any facility to classify information regarding sample colour?

Yes, the option field allows addition of visual information about the sample colour as yellow, red, brown and bright.

16. Is it possible to make single measurement with the system?

Yes, it is possible to make measurement of a single strip in about one minute, with the system.

17. Is the measurement done as a batch for 10 strips loaded at a time, or by successive measurement mode?

Sequential measurement principle is followed while reading 10 strips, where strips are loaded in succession as guided by the system and read one after the other.

h2 style=”font-weight: bold;”>Does the system allow the selection of measurement with worklist?

Yes, the machine allows selection of worklist of samples and their corresponding patient ids by barcode scanner or key board or LIS and then measures strips consecutively.

BUYERS’ SPECIFICATIONS

Automated urine strip analyser for semi-quantitative detection for about 400 strips per hour with touch screen, on board Q.C. and printer, with the following technical specifications:

1. Touch screen display, with alphanumeric input possibilities and password protection, for easy operator guidance and use

2. Ability to process around 400 strips per hour and store 200 patients results including name or patient I.D. with onboard QC menu and facility for storage of 500 patient results

3. Semi-quantitative detection of the following parameters in urine: blood, urobilinogen, bilirubin, protein, nitrite, ketones, glucose, pH, specific gravity and leukocytes.

4. The results shall the displayed on the screen as well as available on the built-in-printer in addition to onboard storage in memory

5. System to incorporate automatic calibration and with facility to download work list via bidirectional interface

6. Shall have LIS connectivity for transport of results 1x USB(type B) and 2 x RS232 interface for connecting to PC, PS/2 interface for connection of keyboard and /or barcode reader

7. Flexibility to add microscopic evidence with external terminal to urine chemistry results and enter at least 30 user defined sediment parameters, with five levels each and filter function for high level of convenience

8. Capabilities for auto detection of strips for automatic start of measurement and facility for bar-code reader entry of I.D, with set-up of lists

9. Ideally shall have options like barcode reader, interface software for planned expansion

10. Strip shall feature compensation test pack for reflectometry, evaluation of other test packs to ensure reliable results

11. The optimised flexible shape of the test strips shall enable the examination of small amounts of urine, and especially helpful in the field of paediatrics

12. Accurate results for blood in urine, with appropriate strips, even if Vitamin C concentration is upto 40 mg/dl

13. The preferred range/detection level with the strips for various parameters are

  • Glucose : < 50 mg/dl, Density – 1.000 to 1.030 Blood ; 0.015 Hb/dl  | Urobilinogen : 0.5. to 1 mg/dl, Bilirubin – 0.5. – 1 mg bil/dl.

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