A Safety Handbook in Using iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer

The iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer is a clinical examination instrument that detects various biomarkers, antibodies, and analytes related to infectious diseases, fertility, cardiac markers, and more. It uses a magnetic separation technique to separate immune complexes from the other substances. It is compact in design 67cm x 53cm x 58cm to help maximize space usage with 120T/H throughput and 40 sample positions.

A Safety Handbook in Using iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer

Installation and operation of iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer

Before you start using iA1000, you need to install it properly and follow some guidelines for its operation. Here are some of the key points to remember: 

  • Keep the machine at least 50 cm away from the wall or other devices. 
  • Make sure you can easily reach the power switch and the maintenance area. 
  • Ventilation is vital: Don’t block the cooling vent, or you’ll risk overheating the analyzer. 
  • Don’t move the analyzer after installation. If you need to relocate it, contact us at info@artronlab.com for guidance. 
  • Avoid electromagnetic interference: Don’t install the machine near strong radiation sources, such as microwaves or radios. 
  • Check for leaks: Inspect the tubing and connectors for any leakage before operating the system. Leakage can cause contamination, damage, and inaccurate results. 
  • Check for bubbles and floaters: Before using reagents and samples, inspect them for any bubbles or insoluble matters, such as cellulose or fibrin. These can clog the pipettors, affecting the operation and the accuracy of the analyzer. 
  • Wait for the right temperature: Don’t start the assay tests until the incubator reaches the preset value. Otherwise, you may get unreliable results. 
  • Protect yourself: Wear medical gloves when dealing with leaks, blockages, or potentially infectious materials, such as specimens, calibrators, controls, or liquid wastes. 
  • Match the positions: When entering the sample information, ensure the sample rack position matches the actual position on the analyzer. 
  • Retry or enter manually: If the barcode reading fails for samples, you can adjust the barcode position and try again or enter the sample information manually. 
  • Pause with care: When the analyzer is paused, only the sample aspiration is suspended. The tests that have already started will continue. Tapping the [Stop] icon will stop all the movements of the analyzer. Tapping the [Start] icon will resume the operation. Keep the pause time as short as possible to avoid deviated results. 
  • Start with the short ones: To improve the efficiency of the analyzer, run the tests with shorter incubation time first, then the ones with longer incubation time. 
  • Use the suitable reagents: The reagents used on this analyzer must be the validated ones from the manufacturer. Don’t use any other reagents. 
  • Meet the standards: The specimen volume should be at least 500 μl, the reference material volume should be at least 150 μl, and the reagent volume in the bottle should be at least 500 μl. Also, make sure the operating environment meets the specifications and requirements.

If you make an operation error, stop immediately and contact us at info@artronlab.com for a solution. At the end of the tests, please take out the reagents and store them according to the instructions.

Safety precautions of the iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer

Using the iA1000 analyzer also involves some potential hazards that the users should be aware of and avoid. Here are some of the safety precautions that the users should follow:

  • Don’t open the cover of the analyzer, or you may hurt yourself or damage the machine, especially where there is a warning symbol.
  • Watch out for the sharp parts of the analyzer, such as the pipettor tip and the steel poles of the wash components.
  • Treat all specimens, calibrators, controls, liquid wastes, and parts that may have contact with them as potentially infectious. Wear medical gloves when handling items, repairing, or performing maintenance.
  • If you are exposed to biohazardous, clean the affected area with water and seek medical attention immediately.
  • When unplugging the power supply, hold the plug, not the power cord.
  • Don’t open the covers with fixed screws on the analyzer.
  • The sample compartment of the machine has a laser barcode reader. Don’t look directly at the barcode reader window when the machine is on. The laser radiation is classified as class 1 according to IEC 60825-1:2014.
A Safety Handbook in Using iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer

Other precautions

Besides the installation, operation, and safety precautions, there are some other precautions that the users should consider when using the iA1000 analyzer. Here are some of them:

  • Don’t panic when a standard error occurs. The machine will protect itself within 5 seconds. Contact us at info@artronlab.com for remote assistance and recovery.
  • Make sure the power plug and the machine are connected correctly and securely. Disconnect the power switch before unplugging when changing the connection. If something goes wrong and you can’t fix it, stop the operation and contact us at info@artronlab.com.
  • This analyzer is an in vitro diagnostic product used to test analytes in human serums.
  • Keep the power outlet private from other devices. They may interfere with the machine and affect its stability. Use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) just for the analyzer.
  • Don’t put liquid containers or metal objects on the analyzer. If they fall into the machine, cut off the power supply, unplug it, and contact the manufacturer for help.
  • Follow the local rules to dispose of the analyzer when it’s no longer needed.
  • The photomultiplier tube is the crucial part of the analyzer, and it lasts for five years.
  • Keep the cover of the RV hopper closed when not using the analyzer to prevent dust from getting into the RV arrangement module.

Transportation of iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer

The iA1000 analyzer is a delicate instrument that needs careful transportation. Here are some tips for transporting it safely:

  • Use general transportation but avoid any bumps or shakes. Protect the machine from moisture and rain.
  • Follow the labels on the packing box when transporting the machine. Handle the package gently, and don’t mix it with flammable or explosive items.
  • Use forklifts or other tools to handle the equipment. It takes at least two people to complete the process.
  • Be aware of the residual biohazard sources in the analyzer when transporting or disposing of it. Wear protective gear and follow the regulations.
A Safety Handbook in Using iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer

Storage

You should store the packaged products indoors, where the temperature is between -20℃ and +50℃, the relative humidity is less than 95%, and the atmospheric pressure is between 650hPa and 1060hPa. You should also make sure that the storage environment is well ventilated and free of corrosive gas. By following these tips, you can keep the machine in good condition and extend its service life.

If you have any further questions about safely transporting iA1000, please get in touch with us at info@artronlab.com for assistance.

In conclusion, the iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer is a powerful clinical examination instrument that can help healthcare professionals detect various biomarkers. However, safety should always be a top priority when using this device. Doing so can improve your workflow and productivity while minimizing the risks associated with using this instrument.

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