discrete analyzer


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discrete analyzer

an automated chemical analyzer in which the instrument performs tests on samples that are kept in discrete containers in contrast to a continuous flow analyzer.

dis·crete a·na·ly·zer

(dis-krēt' an'ă-līz-ĕr)
An automated chemical analyzer in which the instrument performs tests on samples that are kept in separate containers, in contrast to a continuous flow analyzer.

discrete analyzer

An automated chemical analyzer in which the instrument performs tests on samples that are kept in discrete containers.
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For nearly two decades now, discrete analyzers have played a major role in the evolution and automation of clinical laboratory analysis.
In January 2002, EST Analytical signed an agreement to sell Thermo's Konelab series; last month, Cal-Bay International said it had received an order for more than $50,000 for Westco's SmartChem, its first sale of the instrument after adding it to its product line in the summer; and in February, Bran+Luebbe, which manufacturers its own continuous flow analyzer, the AutoAnalyzer 3, announced that it would distribute SEAL's AG2 and AQUA900 discrete analyzers in Europe under a joint name (see IBO 6/30/03).
With our discrete analyzer, a lot number must be recalibrated every three months if the supply is not finished.
With a much higher degree of independence between tests, discrete analyzers have a weaker connection between the QC specimens and patients.
It is also a relatively new addition to the vocabulary of the clinical chemist, having been imported from the lexicon of the genomics, proteomics, and drug discovery scientists, but it is not a new concept for the clinical chemist who has been exposed to the use of so-called multichannel analyzers for many years, first continuous flow and then discrete analyzers.
Konelab discrete analyzers provide complete automated analysis of routine wet chemistry/photometric tests of water and wastewater samples.