Multicentre evaluation of the Monarch (IL) clinical chemistry analyser

Ferruccio Ceriotti, Pierangelo Bonini, Emma Guagnellini, Carlo Okely, Francesco Zoppi, Norberto Montalbetti

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Abstract

A multicentre evaluation of the Monarch centrifugal analyser is reported. Precision, linearity and accuracy were assessed by comparison with routine methods. Calibration stability, photo-metric and dispensing accuracy, and carry-over related to samples and reagents were also evaluated. The overall performance of the instrument was good, showing an excellent photometric and dispensing accuracy, absence of sample-dependent carry-over, and almost negligible reagent carry-over. Good precision, linearity and correlation with routine methods were found for the parameters tested. The instrument is reliable and is now used as the routine clinical chemistry analyser in two of the three laboratories taking part in the evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-211
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Keywords

  • centrifugal analyser
  • Instrument evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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