AU480 Clinical Chemistry System
Beckman Coulter

The AU480 is the ideal primary chemistry analyzer for small- to medium-sized hospitals and laboratories, or as a dedicated specialty chemistry or STAT analyzer for larger institutions. With throughput of up to 400 photometric tests per hour (up to 800 with ISEs), increased onboard testing, reduced sample volume and easy operation, the AU480 delivers efficiency for laboratories around the world.

  • Intuitive graphical user interface, standardized with entire AU series
  • Sample tracking
  • Patient statistics
  • User customized menu
  • Color alerts to highlight system operating conditions
  • AU proven reliability for greater uptime with quick and easy parts replacement
  • No tools required
  • No more than 3 steps, no longer than 60 seconds for parts such as sample and reagent probes, mixers and syringes
  • Online maintenance videos
  • Cooled STAT compartment with 22 positions. Provides one button STAT interrupt and advanced Auto QC and calibration capabilities
  • High-quality, permanent glass cuvettes reduces disposable costs
  • High-precision micro sampling
  • Economical ISEs with long onboard stability; easy to maintain (individual electrode replacement only required)
  • 80-Sample continuous rack loader

Analytical System

Fully automated, random-access clinical chemistry system with STAT capability

Analytical Principles

Spectrophotometry and potentiometry

Assay Types

Endpoint, rate, fixed point and indirect ISE

Analytical Methods

Colorimetry, turbidimetry, latex agglutination, homogeneous EIA, indirect ISE

Test Menu Applications: 125

Programmable Tests: 120

Photometrics: 113, Serum Indices (LIH) HbA1c (Thb, HbA1c + HbA1c%) and ISE

Onboard Parameters

Up to 60 photometric tests + 3 ISEs (Na, K, Cl)


400 photometric tests/hour, up to 800 with ISE

ISE sample throughput: 200 per hour

ISE maximum tests/hr: 600 if ISE only

Sample Types: Serum, plasma, urine and other fluids