AU680 Clinical Chemistry System
Beckman Coulter

The AU680 is designed for mid- to large-sized laboratories and hospitals to meet ever-increasing pressures on time and productivity. Flexibility of design offers standalone operation or connectivity to lab automation systems. With throughput of up to 800 photometric tests per hour (up to 1200 with ISEs) and 63 on-board parameters, the AU680 delivers field-proven reliability and efficiency to laboratories around the world.

  • Intuitive graphical user interface includes
  • User customized menu
  • Sample tracking
  • Patient statistics
  • 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
  • Integration of pre-analytical automation and immunoassay are attainable with AU680 Direct Track Sampling to Power Processor and connectivity to UniCel DxI 600/800 systems.
  • Command Central integrated with REMISOL Advance* enables remote monitoring and access of instruments and automation consoles from a single workstation, optimizing laboratory management and improving decision making
  • Cooled STAT compartment provides one-button STAT interrupt and advanced Auto QC and calibration capabilities
  • High-Precision micro sampling
  • Priority sample repeat/reflex
  • Economical ISEs with long onboard stability; easy to maintain (only individual electrode replacement required)
  • 150 sample continuous rack loader
  • Whole blood sampling capability for HbA1c testing

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

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


800 photometric tests/hour, up to 1200 with ISE†

ISE sample throughput: 200 per hour†

ISE maximum tests/hr: 600 if ISE only†

Sample Types

Serum, plasma, urine, whole blood (HbA1c) and other fluids

Sampler Capacity

Rack sampler – 10 samples per rack (barcodes on primary tubes and on racks) Capacity of 150 samples†

Refrigerated STAT carousel (22 samples can be run simultaneously: Cal, QC and routine samples)

Sample Tubes

Primary and secondary tubes, diameter between 11.5 and 16 mm, height between 55 and 102 mm Nested micro cups