04871682 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 2 patents.

An air knife is positioned to direct a stream or blast of air across the tip of a sample probe as it is withdrawn from a cuvette containing a reagent, diluent, and patient sample solution. After the probe is flushed with diluent, the air knife drives any droplets of diluent fluid off the probe tip into the cuvette and thereby prevents contamination or dilution of the sample material in the sample containers.

Title
Diluent carryover control
Application Number
858217
Publication Number
4871682
Application Date
October 1, 1987
Publication Date
October 3, 1989
Inventor
John C Mazza
El Toro
CA, US
Agent
Paul C Flattery
Susan Fentress
Marjorie D Hunter
Assignee
Baxter Travenol Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
G01N 21/11
G01N 1/14
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