Can any one suggest appropreate commercialy available internal or external control for hematological analyzer ADVIA 120 (SIMANS)?
Check out the following protocol used by the Jackson Lab: http://pga.jax.org/protocol_006.html They use ADVIA TESTpoint Hematology Controls which I think should be available from Siemens.
Advia 120 Hematology System
Date Prepared:March 20, 2001
Calibrated commercial controls are run daily and must be within established ranges prior to analyzing samples.
0.0Abstract: The ADVIA 120 Hematology System is a diagnostic instrument that analyzes whole blood to provide the following types of results:
Complete Blood Count (CBC) including White Cell Differential
Reticulocytes (Absolute count, percent and indices)
1.0Instrumentation Layout: n/a
2.0Reagents and Expendables:
ADVIA TESTpoint Hematology Controls
ADVIA 120 autoRETIC Reagent T01-3622-01
Perox Sheath T01-3633-01
Perox 1 T01-3630-01
Perox 2 T01-3631-01
Perox 3 T01-3632-01
EZ KLEEN T01-3624-01
All reagents are ordered from:
511 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591-5097
Maintenance and upkeep provided by the Diagnostic Laboratory at TJL.
3.0Setup: You need to contact the Diagnostic Laboratory to be sure that ADVIA is working and that controls have been run. Once ADVIA is operating properly, go and obtain the blood samples.
4.0Run: Prepare Eppendorf tubes with 20 ul of 20% EDTA. Use hematocrit tubes coated with EDTA. Obtain 6 drops of blood in Eppendorf tubes. You want approximately 160 ul. or more of whole blood to run test. Stir sample with the HCT tube and flush out remaining blood into Eppendorf tube. Use a wooden toothpick to stir sample and to check for clots. Any clots in sample will cause it to fail the test.
5.0Clean Up: Dispose of used Eppendorf tubes by placing them in a burn bin or hazardous waste container. Wipe up any blood spills with 70% ethanol.
6.0Data Reduction: To save your specific file be sure to: Log On - Click New File - Save. At the end of the run, you can retrieve your data from ADVIA with a floppy disk by doing the following:
Press and Hold Control then press Escape.
Click on the square in the left lower corner to open to Explorer.
Click on Explorer - go to Bin - to Export Data - Look for the date of your Data File.
Highlight file and drag item to floppy disk item on left side. If done correctly, you will see "files" flying from one folder to another.
When completed you will see original Explorer screen. Go to Close, highlight task bar for ADVIA and this will bring you back to Manual Sample ID screen. Highlight Sample Control Panel - Rev/Edit - click OK in "Unmatched Tubes" box - Look through all data by clicking the down arrow button - click OK - complete this procedure for all samples. Then Log Off and click Standby (left lower corner).
7.0Safety: Wear gloves when dealing with blood samples or controls. ADVIA TESTpoint Controls contain human blood cells in a preservative medium.
8.0Time and Capacity: Calibration of controls takes about 25 minutes. Aside from the time it takes you to eyebleed, running samples takes about 1 minute per sample when done through open tube aspiration wand.
Click Standby Button (located in left lower corner). Put control in incubator to warm.
Start: Insert name and ID #; click Log On.
Go To: Customize - system setup - systems options
Go To: Run screen options - print none - save - routine operations
Go to: Data options (left side of upper screen)
Find: Raw data directory name (it should say C:\RAW_DATA/HLB).
Click Save. You should see: System Options - Data 0 System Options Saved
Go To: Routine Operations (left upper corner).
Click Manual Sample ID. On this screen, click in the following information:
Before attempting to place sample, make sure top left corner says Ready to Run. Get controls and be sure to roll vial between hands to mix sample well.
Two Ways to Place Sample in Advia:
Without removing cap of vial - After vial has been warmed and rotated in hands to mix contents, place vial into open port access located next to wand device. Push vial (rubber stopper down) into open port access. Observe green light flashing and then stop. You will feel the vial pop up when sufficient sample has been collected.
Removing cap of vial - Unscrew cap and slide wand into sample. Be sure the wand is set into the sample. Push lever behind wand, and sample will be aspirated into Advia.
If there was sufficient sample, Advia will say Running in top left hand corner. If there wasn't sufficient sample, or if clots in sample or an air gap as sample was aspirated, Advia will say Aspiration Failed. You will not get any results.
1st: Primer has Pink Tape along the vial (pink tape will NOT print out any information - only used to wet the system).
Go To: Manual Sample ID and click Sample Type to Control. Activate bar code on each tube with hand Opticon device.
1011 Hematology LowWhite Cap
2011 Hematology NormalGreen Cap
3011Hematology HighRoyal Blue Cap
After each sample has run, you will see a lab screen pop up. Click Hide to go back to Manual Sample ID Screen. Then click QC at bottom of screen and review the lab results. Note: If you see Yellow, it could be that the sample was not mixed or warmed up enough. Re-do the sample. If you see Red, there is a problem with the sample andSue Grindle (x6203) needs to be contacted.
Go To: Routine Operations - Manual Sample ID - Change Sample Type to Primer
3rd: Primer Again (to wet system). Change sample type to Control.
1022 Reticulocytes LowLight Blue
2022 Reticulocytes HighNavy Blue
Again click on Hide and return to Manual Sample ID Screen. Check lab values on QC screen. Observe for yellow or red flags. If all flags for controls are normal, proceed with eyebleed samples.
For Eyebleed Samples: Go to Manual Sample ID, click New File - Save - OK.
Make sure printer is set to print lab sheets by going to Customize - System set Up - System Options - Run Screen Options. Click Print All; click Save-OK; then go to Routine Operations and click Manual Sample ID. Put in sample id by clicking Field and then click OK or press Enter. Click in the following information:
Advia should say Ready to Run. Type strain name like ####F/M##.
hi thanks for reply, we are using it but we needed third party control which can be compitable in advia 120.
thanks n regards.