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AU5800 Clinical Chemistry Analyzer

by Beckman Coulter

The Fastest AU Analyzer Ever.

The AU5800 series is the newest addition to Beckman Coulter’s AU chemistry portfolio, representing the highest throughput and fastest chemistry analyzers in the AU family. With true random access capabilities and a throughput ranging from approximately 2,000 tests up to an impressive 9,800 tests per hour, the AU5800 is available in four different scalable models, positioned for the high-volume core hospital laboratory to the ultra-high-test volume commercial laboratory market segments.


Anchored around a set of core features that set the AU systems apart from the competition, the AU5800 series continues to follow high standards of AU reliability and maximum uptime with even more flexibility. Hardware consumables, reagents and operating software are standardized across the AU family to minimize training requirements and streamline inventory management.


The AU5800 is engineered for connectivity with Beckman Coulter’s Power Processor which allows for the integration of chemistry, immunoassay and clinical information systems. Additionally, PROService* connectivity provides a remote instrument diagnostic solution that enables the Beckman Call Center and Field Service Engineers the remote transfer, monitoring and analysis of data from connected Beckman Coulter Systems.


The comprehensive AU test menu consists of more than 125 convenient, bar-coded, liquid reagents that are standardized across the entire AU family of chemistry systems. The AU5800 employs three transportation lanes for intelligent sample management and a bypass lane provides flexible options for sample transportation by processing STAT samples and critical repeats prior to routine sample racks.



AU5800 Specifications


Sample Dispensing

  • Ultra-small 1.0 µL sample dispensing capabilities; high-accuracy and precision

  • Ideal for applications where small volumes are typical (i.e., pediatric and veterinarian)

  • Sample clot and liquid level detection

  • Sample and reagent probe crash protection


Two Optional High-Speed ISE Units

  • Single ISE with a maximum throughput of up to 900 tests/hr

  • Dual ISE flow cell with a maximum throughput of up to 1,800 tests/hr

  • Robust, long-life electrodes: warrantied for 6 months or 40,000 tests

  • Electrodes can be replaced individually

  • No preconditioning needed; electrodes are ready-to-use


Intuitive Graphical User Interface

  • Easy navigation with touch screen graphics, color coded alerts and tab functions

  • Direct menu page access via one click is possible

  • Customizable user menu


Real-Time Monitoring of Sample Status

  • Includes analysis current status; real-time error status and expected analysis completion time


Sample Input Loader

  • Removable trays

  • 2 x 20 rack input tray; capacity of 400 tubes can be loaded simultaneously

  • Universal racks across the AU family

  • One rack can accommodate mixed sample types and sizes


Priority (STAT) Port

  • Load up to 20 samples simultaneously

  • STAT rack bypasses routine sample racks for faster turnaround time

  • Priority for QC and calibrator racks


Quick and Easy Parts Replacement

  • Replacements completed in no more than three steps, no longer than 60 seconds, with no tools required​.



Analytical Methods:Colorimetry, turbidimetry, latex agglutination, homogeneous EIA, indirect ISE


Analytical System:Fully automated, random-access clinical chemistry system with STAT capability


Number of Simultaneous Analytes:AU5810 one–unit (including ISE): 57


Throughput:AU5810 up to 2,000 photometric tests/hr


Sampler Capacity:400 samples (2 x 200 rack set) 10 samples per rack (bar-codes on primary tubes and on racks)
STAT loading via emergency rack using STAT port


Sample Tubes:Primary and secondary tubes: inner diameter between 9 and 15 mm height between 55 and 102 mm; Nested micro cups


Sample Volume:1.0 – 17μL in 0.1μL increments


Reagent Supply:54 positions for R1; 54 positions for R2 per unit refrigerated 4°C – 12°C


Reagent Volume:Dispensing volume from 10 μL–170 μL (1 μL increments)


Total Reaction Volume:80–287 μL


Reaction Time:Up to 8 minutes, 39 seconds


Reaction Temperature:37°C (+/- 0.3°C)


Wavelength:13 different wavelengths between 340–800 nm


Calibration:Straight line, polygonal line, approximate curve, spline-function 
Auto and advanced calibration
200 calibrators can be programmed, up to 7 points per curve
History of graphical calibration data stored


Online:Full uni- and bi-directional host query communications possible


Operating System:Windows® XP Professional


Data Storage:Hard drive more than 100,000 samples
Reaction monitor 400,000 tests
External Storage USB

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