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Sofia Fluorescent Immunoassay Analyzer

Sofia is a small bench top analyzer that uses advanced fluorescence detection with an ultraviolet LED energy source. The optical sensor inside of Sofia scans and collects hundreds of data points on the test strip contained inside of a Sofia FIA test Cassette. Sofia uses proprietary algorithms to analyze the data, interpret the signals and determine the  results. All automatically to give you an objective result you can rely on.

Sofia offers an easy-to-use interface, customizable settings, flexible work flow options, bar code technology and LIS connectivity. Results are reported automatically on the screen and can be stored in Sofia, on the SD Card provided in the install pack, printed using the integrated printer, or sent to the LIS.

Sofia has two modes that can be used depending on your workflow requirements.

Sofia WALK AWAY mode may be most convenient for reading a single patient sample. You can walk away during the development period. In this mode, the patient sample is dispensed into the Cassette and the Cassette is immediately placed in Sofia. Sofia will automatically develop the Cassette for the required time period (pre-programmed for each test), scan the Cassette, and display the test result.

Sofia READ NOW mode may be most convenient for reading several patient samples. In this mode, the patient sample is dispensed into the Cassette. The user then manually times the development period outside of Sofia. This can be done on the counter or bench top using a timer.* Once the development time is complete, the Cassette is placed in Sofia where it is immediately scanned and the test result is displayed within one (1) minute.

*Refer to the assay-specific Package Insert for the required development time.

 

Features & Benefits

FeatureBenefit
User interface

Intuitive, fast, and easy to use interface allows operators to quickly run patient samples or navigate stored data

Objective, automated results

Eliminates operator to operator variability often associated with interpreting visually-read test results. Results are displayed on-screen, printed, and/or sent to the LIS effortlessly

Data Management

Results can be reported and stored in multiple ways to meet your data management needs:

  • SD card storage provides PC storage and analysis capabilities
  • Optional printing allows for storage of hardcopy results which may enhance post-analytical processes
  • Test, QC, and Calibration results stored on-board
  • LIS and Middleware capable
Fluorescent technology

Optimized performance

Two development modes

Offers flexibility by accommodating specific work flow demands

Walk away automation

No need for operator to wait for results

Security

Sofia offers supervisors the ability to set access rights by operator to prevent unauthorized use or use by untrained operators

Barcode technology

Reduce time and errors associated with manually recording patient and operator ID

Connectivity

Reduce time manually recording test results. Connect to many of existing information systems

Battery

Can be used anywhere testing needs to be done

Product Specifications

Product Spec NameProduct Spec Data
Dimensions

24 cm deep x 16 cm wide x 10 cm high

Weight

3 lbs

Power supply input

100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, self-switching (U.S./ International), 0.9-0.34 Amps max

Analyzer input

6V DC 4:16A max

Replaceable batteries

4x LR6-AA + 6V 4.16 A

Keypad

Numeric

Display

3.5 inch diagonal

LAN interface

RJ45 connector

Operating temperature

15°C to 30°C/59°F to 86°F

Operating humidity

20% to 85% non condensing

Shipping and storage temperature

–20°C to +55°C

Shipping and storage humidity

20% to 85% non condensing

Patient test results storage

500 tests maximum

QC results storage

200 results maximum

Calibration results storage

200 results maximum

Ordering Information

Catalog NumberDescriptionKit Size / Case Size
20221

Sofia (analyzer)

1
20230

Sofia Install Pack

1