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Apparatus and method for simultaneously performing at least two assays using certain reagents for a plurality of liquid samples on a continuous analytical system is disclosed. The method comprising the steps of combining an aliquot of each liquid sample with at least one reagent in a first reaction container to form a first assay reaction for each liquid sample, and combining an aliquot of each liquid sample with at least one of the other reagents in a second reaction container to form a second assay reaction for each liquid sample. The method further comprises the steps of incubating the assay reactions of each assay being conducted at least one time, and performing other activities associated with each assay and using the first and second assay reactions to complete each assay, including analyzing the incubated assay reactions. The method finally comprises the step of scheduling the steps of combining, incubating, and performing other activities associated with each of the assays according to a predetermined protocol.

Title
Scheduling operation of an automated analytical system
Application Number
859218
Publication Number
5646049
Application Date
January 3, 1994
Publication Date
July 8, 1997
Inventor
Apparao Tayi
Grayslake
IL, US
Agent
David L Weinstein
Assignee
Abbott Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
G01N 1/14
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