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Handling and direct sampling from primary, barcode-labeled pediatric tubes is a challenge for laboratories processing substantial numbers of pediatric samples 1 2. To prevent anemia as a result of frequent blood draws in pediatric patients, analyzers should be able to handle small sample volumes collected in pediatric tubes.
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However, most analyzers are developed for standard adult tubes abott cannot handle primary pediatric tubes 1 3. Pediatric samples therefore are often manually processed and transferred to sample cups 3 ; this process, however, is prone to errors and is time-consuming. In our study, we abbitt the ability of the Abbott Architect ci Abbott Laboratories to handle and directly sample from different types of primary, barcode-labeled pediatric lithium heparin gel tubes abboht determined the sample dead volumes of these tubes and the standard Abbott sample cup.
Five types of tubes were tested: To evaluate the overall handling and ability to directly sample from the pediatric tubes, in total more than 17 chemistry and immunochemistry assays were performed from these tubes, consisting of repetitive individual tests and panels of tests.
All tubes were placed in tube extenders to create uniformity in the outer dimensions of pediatric and adult tubes and were loaded on the analyzer in standard sample racks.
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Two tubes of each type were barcode-labeled to test the ability of the analyzer to read primary barcode-labeled pediatric tubes. Liquid levels are generally higher in pediatric tubes placed in tube extenders than in adult tubes, and to test the ability of the chemistry and immunochemistry probes to sample from different liquid heights, repetitive individual tests were performed from tubes containing an excess of sample as well as from tubes with minimal sample volume.
Problems with liquid sensing and sampling were not seen in minimally filled pediatric tubes or in tubes with an excess of sample. No probe crash errors attributable to incorrect centering were generated, showing that sampling from small—internal diameter tubes is not a problem. In addition to small sample volumes for the different tests, a low sample dead ci8020 is desirable in abbitt settings.
Filling volumes were chosen so that an aspiration error attributable to shortage of sample would occur.
The dead volume was calculated based on the number of tests performed before the short sample error occurred. For the chemistry as well as the immunochemistry module, 10 tubes per tube type and 20 sample cups were used.
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Arcnitect the dead volumes of the pediatric tubes were slightly higher than the dead volumes of the sample cup, they were still low. Calculated dead volumes of the different pediatric tubes and the sample cup.
In conclusion, this study shows that the Architect ci can handle and directly sample from different primary pediatric tubes placed in tube extenders and requires only a small sample dead volume. This direct sampling, which is less time-consuming, eliminates errors attributable to manual sample transfer and sample identification. This work was supported in part by Abbott Laboratories. The design and sbbott analysis of the study were conducted solely by the authors.
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Acknowledgments This work was supported in part by Abbott Laboratories. Handling and directly architedt from primary barcode labeled pediatric tubes on Vitros clinical chemistry analyzers integrated into a work cell.
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