OPTI LION™ Electrolyte Analyzer

optilionAccurate electrolyte results
The OPTI LION™ Electrolyte Analyzer:
  • Provides fast accurate results for electrolytes, ionized calcium and pH.
  • Runs samples of whole blood, plasma and serum.
  • Uses innovative optical technology.
  • Requires minimal maintenance—no fluids or electrodes.

Lab-quality results, automated and economical
Lab-quality results
The OPTI LION™ Electrolyte Analyzer provides lab-quality results with zero standby cost. The single-use consumable is only used during a measurement and safely locks waste inside.
Low maintenance
The innovative optical fluorescence technology of the OPTI LION analyzer eliminates electrodes, and its unique sensor construction prevents lipid/protein build-up. In addition, the single-use cassette does not require a fluidics system, eliminating tubing maintenance.
Reusable controls
The OPTI LION analyzer has reusable quality-control cassettes to eliminate the cost associated with performing daily liquid quality control.
Measured pH and ionized calcium along with sodium, potassium and chloride
The OPTI LION analyzer measures pH and ionized calcium in the same single-use cartridge that also measures sodium, potassium and chloride simultaneously, providing a more complete picture of the patient’s status.

Technology—Principles of operation
The OPTI LION™ Electrolyte Analyzer is a microprocessor-based instrument that measures optical fluorescence from discreet sensors called optical electrodes (optodes). A disposable, single-use cassette contains all of the elements needed for calibration, sample measurement and waste containment.
Calibration information is loaded into the analyzer automatically when a cassette is read using the bar-code reader. The analyzer performs a calibration verification on all sensors before aspirating the sample into the disposable cassette. The sample is moved across the optode sensors and the fluorescence emission is measured, giving you a reliable reading of the tests you have selected.
OPTI LION single-use cassettes include these features:
  • Calibration of cassette before sampling—avoids sample loss
  • Test parameters—Na+, K+, Cl–, Ca++ and pH
  • Safe disposal—waste is stored in cassette
  • Maintenance-free operation—no electrodes
  • Zero standby cost—no reagents required

OPTI LION™ analyzer specifications

Sample Volume 125 µL
Calibration Time <90 seconds
Measurement Time <120 seconds
Typical Cycle Time <210 seconds
Operating Temperature 10–32°C (50–90°F)
Sample Type Whole blood, serum or plasma
Measurement Principle Fluorescence
Sample Application Syringe or sample collection tubes
Data Storage

·         200 patient records
·         30 QC/SRC samples per level
·         300 user IDs and passwords

Password Password-protected analyzer setup and delete functions
QC Lockout User-definable QC lockout functions

Height x Width x Depth 124 x 362 x 230 mm (4.7 x 14.2 x 9.1 in)
Weight 3.6 kg (8 lb)

Voltage/Frequency 120 or 240 AC, 50–60 Hz
Power Consumption (max.) 110 VA
Interface Ethernet and serial (ASTM or ASCII)
Approvals CE, UL, IVDD and FDA 510k cleared

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