Frequently asked questions
Is Excel an open-channel system?
The Excel is an open channel chemistry system. It is calibrated to run the range of Stanbio Chemistry range of reagents, but can also be configured to meet the needs of individual laboratories.
What assays can be run?
The analyzer is equipped to handle endpoint, kinetic and EIA assays
Semi-automated clinical chemistry analyzer
Excel™ is a semi-automated photometer designed for use in small laboratories that require affordable sample testing.
The Excel is controlled by a microprocessor and samples are read using a flowcell module to ensure reagent consumption is optimised. It features an 18-position incubator and a PC-style keyboard is also included.
The analyzer is equipped to handle endpoint, kinetic and EIA assays. The open system format accommodates 120 programs and, for added convenience, all routine Stanbio chemistries are pre-programmed.
Excel completes all the necessary calculations and displays patient results in a user defined format. Printed results eliminate manual calculations and provide hard-copy patient records.
Easy to follow instructions are displayed on the screen for each test within two minutes. Additional technical support provided through a detailed operating manual.
Interferences are eliminated through the use of a bichromatic optical system, which negate interferences caused by sample or cuvette quality.
The EKF Diagnostics Excel provides the choice of multiple calculation modes. Choose from single point calibration by standard or factor, uptake, multi-point calibration with point-to-point curve fit, rate by standard or factor (batch or single) and sample blanking.
- Standard Absorbance
- Kinetic Absorbance (with or without factor)
- Multi-point (up to 7 points)
- Wavelength: 340, 405, 450, 505, 545, 600 nm (with Peltier system)
- Capacity: 120 channels with standard Stanbio Chemistry reagents pre-programmed
- Minimum read volume: 500 μL
- Endpoint, kinetic and EIA assays
- Built-in flow-cell module or use 12 mm round tubes
- Internal printer
- Quality control with Levey-Jennings graphics
- Flip-up display LCD screen: 240 x 128 pixel
- Dimensions: 400 mm (l) x 370mm (w) x 140 mm (h)
- Weight: 6.4 kg
A wide range of Stanbio Chemistry liquid and powder reagents are available for use with Excel.
- Alkaline Phosphatase
- Bilirubin (Total)
- Bilirubin (Direct)
- CK (NAC)
- Glucose (Hex.)
- Glucose (Trinder)
- Iron, (Total)
- Protein (Total)
- Urea Nitrogen
- Uric Acid
The Excel analyzer is available in English and Spanish. Each analyzer includes:
- 18 position incubator
- Internal printer
- Power adaptor
- User manual