UriSed 2

 Automated Urine Sediment Analyzer


UriSed 2

Whole field of view microscopic images automatically: the professional choice

  • Fully automated measurement process; 120 tests/hour throughput
     
  • Whole field of view microscopic images of sediment
     
  • Automatic identification of urine particles by the Auto Image Evaluation Module (AIEM)
     
  • No liquid detergents or calibrators
     
  • Loading of up to 100 samples possible; only 2 mL sample is required in test tubes
     
  • Each sample is analyzed in a separate chamber; internal container for 600 cuvettes
     
  • User friendly and flexible software; easy operation via PC workstation
     
  • Automated QC analysis and maintenance procedures
     
  • Integration to laboratory or hospital information systems possible

 

The UriSed 2 is a high throughput, automated urine sediment analyzer, which improves accuracy, reproducibility, safety, and productivity in laboratories by producing whole field of view microscopic images of urine sediment and automatically classifying and counting urine sediment particles in the images.

This instrument belongs to the Facelift generation of the UriSed technology. Its operation is based on the same patented measurement technique, which is actually the automation of traditional manual microscopy. Working without any special liquid reagents UriSed 2 performs sample preparation, takes several images of each sample through a built-in microscope, and evaluates the images using the Auto Image Evaluation Module (AIEM), which is high-quality image processing software. Like its predecessor, UriSed 2 offers a reliable and standardized method for evaluating urine sedimentation. In addition, its design is harmonized with that of the new LabUMat 2 and it features improved performance.

 

The UriSed 2 microscopic urine sediment analyzer is a stand-alone instrument, which can be connected to the LabUMat 2 urine analyzer. Together, the two instruments make up a
Complete Urine Laboratory System.


cuvetteUriSed Cuvettes are designed for use with the UriSed 2 sediment analyzer. Cuvettes are stored in containers in lots of 50. An operator can load 12 containers (600 cuvettes) at once into the UriSed 2—enough to accommodate a typical day of sample valuation in most laboratories.
The automated analyzer pushes each cuvette into the sample-filling position, where urine is poured in. The sample volume in the cuvette is 200 µl. Cuvette together with the injected urine sample are centrifuged and forwarded to the microscope position where a built-in camera takes images of settled urine particles.

See UriSed technology for detailed description of the measurement process
 

 
Click here to watch the measurement process on video


The UriSed 2 has the very unique advantage, that it can provide not only images of individual particles, but also whole field of view images of the microscope.


During the measurement process, UriSed 2 produces high-resolution, bright-field microscopic images of each sample. The default setting is 15 images/sample, in which 2.2 µL of native urine is examined. Fifteen high-power field (HPF)-like UriSed 2 images correspond to 10 standard manual microscopic images provided that a 400× magnification microscope is used and the concentration level of the sample is 20×, as suggested by the European Urinalysis Guideline.


UriSed 2 images are evaluated by the AIEM, the automatic, real-time, image-processing software that scans the images and identifies urine sediment particles in them. The main advantage of this technology is that it uses an extremely wide range of information.By scanning the original whole field of view images the AIEM receives more input than that provided by the feature parameter-based methods of other technologies, thus providing a more accurate recognition algorithm.


All images can be accessed and displayed separately on screen from the user software. On the images recognized particles are identified and labeled by captions above them. As the final result, general statistics (quantitative concentration values and semi-quantitative category ranges) are calculated for each sample.


Detecting and classifying the most frequently occurring urine sediment particles with specificities and sensitivities of >80% at high precision with no carryover, the UriSed 2 fulfills the requirements of routine urine sedimentation analysis and offers an automatic and standardized alternative to manual microscopy.

User interface - sample viewUser interface  - data main menu

 

Just click on these UriSed Images of different samples to see the professional way of urine sediment analysis:

Sample with EPI, RBC

Sample with EPI, RBC

Sample with EPI, CaOxd

Sample with EPI, CaOxd

Sample with HYA, WBC

Sample with HYA, WBC

Sample with PAT, WBC, NEC

Sample with PAT, WBC, NEC


 

Fast and reliable instrument providing walk-away operation. UriSed has a reproducible method for the preparation and evaluation of urine samples,which is based on the automation of traditional manual urine microscopy.

Easy operation via PC workstation, user friendly software, flexible, customized testing and reporting options.

No special liquid reagent for sample evaluation. The cuvettes are the only consumable needed, and standard distilled water is the only solution required for operation.

No carry over between samples because each sample is analyzed in a separate chamber (cuvette) and because of the unique pipette washing technology.

No obstruction from large sediment particles because the samples do not have to pass through any narrow channels inside the instrument during measurement.

Low sample volume; min. volume is checked by sample level sensor.

Moderate centrifugation process that preserves the cells and casts in urine sediment so that they can be seen intact on UriSed Images.

Whole field of view images—similar to the HPF images of routine manual microscopy—automatically.

Automatic and reliable image evaluation by the AIEM, which is high-quality image processing software.

Manual microscopy mode. During the process the user has a live view of the cuvette.

Quick particle option to improve manual marking of images.

UriSed Images provide direct link to the clinical meaning through which no information can be lost; not only the automatically detected particles, but all details (e.g., rare types of urine particles, morphology) can be seen.

Education of laboratory staff or medical students through images displayed on full screen.

Advanced result management, streamlined documentation through LIS, worklist handling.

Automated QC analysis and maintenance procedures, software and language upgrades via USB stick.


Auto-detected
particle classes:


Red Blood Cells (RBC); White Blood Cells (WBC); WBC Clumps (WBCc); Hyaline Casts (HYA); Pathological Casts (PAT); Squamous Epithelial Cells (EPI); Non-Squamous Epithelial Cells (NEC); Bacteria Cocci (BACc); Bacteria Rod (BACr); Yeast (YEA); Crystals (CRY): Calcium-oxalate monohydrate (CaOxm), Calcium-oxalate dihydrate (CaOxd), Uric acid (URI), Triple phosphate (TRI); Mucus (MUC); Sperm (SPRM).

Further classes for manual sub-classification are also available!


Technology:

Automated microscopy and image processing

Throughput:

up to 120 tests/hour

Batch size:

100 test tubes

Min. sample volume:

2.0 ml (checked by liquid level sensor)

Memory capacity:

10.000 results (including all images)

Built-in microscope:

YES (Magnification: standard, HPF-like images)

Built-in centrifuge:

YES

Built-in barcode reader:

YES

Printer:

optional, external (connected to operating PC)

Dimensions:

600 x 640 x 635 mm (W x D x H, without operating PC)

Weight:

63 kg (without operating PC)

Input:

100-250V AC / 50-60 Hz

Power (measuring unit):

100-250V AC / 50-60 Hz / max. 200 W

Power (operating PC):

100-127V AC / 47-63 Hz / max. 400 W
220-240V AC / 47-63 Hz / max. 400 W

Interfaces:

USB, RS232 serial port

 

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