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An apparatus for analyzing blood samples by detecting particle agglutination patterns formed on inclined bottom surfaces of reaction vessels formed in a microplate includes a diluted sample preparing section for delivering given amounts of blood cells and serum contained in a sample tube into diluting vessels mounted on a sample plate secured on a rotating endless belt and for discharging predetermined amount of a diluent into the diluting vessels to form diluted blood cell and serum samples, a diluted sample delivering section for delivering given amounts of the diluted blood cell and serum samples contained in the diluting vessels into an array of reaction vessels of the microplate in a selective manner according to test-items to be analyzed and a reagent delivering section for discharging given reagents into the reaction vessels. The microplate having the diluted blood cell and serum samples delivered therein is fed in a substantially stationary manner along a reaction line arranged in a vertical plane and in this reaction line the particle patterns formed on the reaction vessel bottoms are photoelectrically detected.

Title
Analyzing apparatus and method for immunological agglutination reactions
Application Number
449750
Publication Number
4727033
Application Date
July 5, 1985
Publication Date
February 23, 1988
Inventor
Hidehiko Yamamoto
Hachioji
JP
Yutaka Kato
Tama
JP
Hajime Sakuma
Hachioji
JP
Kazuo Hijikata
Hachioji
JP
Agent
Parkhurst & Oliff
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
G01N 33/86
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