Automation in urinalysis: Evaluation of three urine test strip analysers

P. Bonini, L. C. Sanguini, L. Grossi, F. Ceriotti, M. Murone

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Abstract

A clinical laboratory evaluation was conducted on the Clinitek Auto 2000, the Super aution Analyzer and the Urotron RL9 for the determination of glucose, protein, pH, blood, ketone-bodies and bilirubin. Precision of the systems was tested using three commercial control urine materials, and reported as the percentage of times the instrument repeats a certain value. Good repeatability was obtained with all the instruments. Accuracy of the systems was evaluated by comparison with quantitative procedures, and to check agreement between methods yielding semi-quantitative and quantitative results, ranges of acceptability were defined, based on the criteria reported in a previous paper. It wasx then found that 87.5 to 98.9% of results from the Urotron RL9 and the Clinitek Auto 2000 were acceptable. With the Super Aution Analyzer the level of agreement was apparently lower because of the higher number of concentration steps used by this instrument.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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