37.3. The Binding Site SPAPLUS
The Binding Site SPAPLUS
is a compact, automated, bench-top, batch-mode turbidimeter with host interface capability, barcoded sample identification and reagent management systems (Figure 37.2.
). A full catalogue of assays
is available for the SPAPLUS
, designed to meet the need of the routine clinical diagnostic laboratory.
The instrument has a good overall performance compared with other analysers, and provides good throughput for patient samples in spite of its relatively small size. Marionneaux et al.
reported that the time-to-first-result on the SPAPLUS
was 15 minutes, comparable to that achieved on the Beckman Coulter IMMAGE®. The SPAPLUS
was shown to be capable of approximately 105 tests/hour.