Reducing the turn around time (TAT) by registration and sorting of blood and urine tubes


Bulk-to-bulk registration and sorting

ATRAS organizes and optimizes the sample reception area in your laboratory. Sample tubes are inserted in bulk, registered and sorted based on barcode and cap-color information.

  • Throughput: 2,350 tubes/h

  • All common sample tubes

  • 6-10 target bins*

  • External SIQ-bin

  • Plausibility check

  • Expandable by rack modules (ATRAS RS)

  • Works with/without LIS-connection

*The number of target bins can be increased almost indefinitely through expansion modules.

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In Detail

The registration is done by two barcode readers ensuring reliable specimen identification at high throughput. An adaptive and uniquely precise, in-house developed spectrometer enables the verification of a sample tubes cap-color and its corresponding barcode, detecting and sorting out false or unlabelled specimen at the earliest possible stage. Sorting rules can be set-up as required and adjusted easily, so ATRAS can communicate directly with the LIS or work independently as a stand-alone device. The continuous tracking of all sample tubes during the entire process from registration to sorting guarantees safe and reliable handling of all specimen to increase overall process quality.

Sample registration
Sample tubes are registered via a high-performance barcode scanner for a fast and reliable sample tube identification.

Cap-color identification
A unique, in-house developed spectrometer identifies the cap-color of every single tube enabling a plausibility check between tube type and corresponding barcode.

Sorting rules
Sorting of tubes occurs by customer-defined rules based on cap-color and/or barcode information or by LIS-transmitted rules. Wipers smoothly guide the tubes into target bins.

External bin for samples in question.

User interface
Intuitive and simple operation via colored touchscreen.

Bulk loader
Easy and continuous sample loading in bulk, with a capacity of up to 600 tubes.

Sorting to target bins
Illuminated target bins can be removed any time during the sorting process due to an automatic stop function. The target bins hold about 150-200 tubes and are equipped with a light barrier that controls the arrival of assigned samples and prevents overloading.