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Embodiments described herein provide methods of performing a process for determining an item of interest in a sample. In one embodiment, a container for holding the sample is accepted in a process lane where a process step is selectively automatically performed on the sample in the container. The process step is selectively automatically performed on the sample in the container. An effective length of the process lane is maintained constant while a physical length of the process lane is selectively varied.

Title
Method of performing a process for determining an item of interest in a sample
Application Number
8/716079
Publication Number
5795784
Application Date
September 19, 1996
Publication Date
August 18, 1998
Inventor
Neal T Sleszynski
Kenosha
WI, US
Jack F Ramsey
Grayslake
IL, US
David W Murray
Allen
TX, US
Adrian John Murray
Arlington Heights
IL, US
James E Mitchell
Windham
NH, US
Jimmy D McCoy
Keller
TX, US
James T Holen
Mundelein
IL, US
Robert C Gray
Gurnee
IL, US
Cass J Grandone
Southlake
TX, US
Gregory E Gardner
Euless
TX, US
Patrick P Fritchie
Southlake
TX, US
Richard C East Jr
Dallas
TX, US
Chadwick M Dunn
McHenry
IL, US
Grady Barnes III
Grayslake
IL, US
David C Arnquist
The Colony
TX, US
Agent
Mark C Bach
Assignee
Abbott Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
G01N 35/02
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