Sysmex Journal International

2017Vol.27 No.1


Performance Evaluation of the Semi-Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer UC-1000


Yoshi TANAKA*, Masami MATSUMOTO*, Masato YASUI*, Ryosuke HOKAMA*,
Hisato TAKEHARA*, Yuji ITOSE*, Yoshitsugu IINUMA*

*1 Department of Clinical Laboratory, Kanazawa Medical University Hospital
*2 Clinical Affairs, Scientific Affairs, Sysmex Corporation
*3 Software Technology, Engineering 2, Sysmex Corporation
*4 Cell Technology, Engineering 1, Sysmex Corporation
*5 Department of Infectious Diseases, Kanazawa Medical University


In clinical testing, urine dipstick tests are widely performed as a first line screening test at laboratory facilities that use various devices. In this study, we conducted a basic evaluation of the Semi-Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer UC-1000 (hereinafter referred to as the UC-1000 [Sysmex Corporation]) with the existing urine chemistry analyzers UC-3500 (Sysmex Corporation) and Clinitek Status Plus (Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics). The UC-1000 is a compact, lightweight and portable urine chemistry analyzer with a high throughput which has the capacity to simultaneously measure up to 12 urine qualitative parameters. The UC-1000 results indicated a good correlation with the two other urine chemistry analyzers tested. Therefore, the UC-1000 may help improve the efficiency of daily operations performed at a wide variety of clinical sites.


Semi-Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer UC-1000, Fully Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer UC-3500, Clinitek Status Plus