05856194 is referenced by 54 patents and cites 929 patents.

The embodiments disclosed relate to determination of an item of interest in a sample. In one method, a process path comprising a process lane including a process step performance lane where a process step is performed, and a process step avoidance lane where the process step is avoided is provided. A container holding the sample is moved along the process path. The sample is introduced to the container. A reagent is introduced to the container. The sample and the reagent are mixed in the container. The container is selectively positioned in a selected one of the process step performance lane and the process step avoidance lane. The item of interest in the sample is determined based upon a reaction between the sample and the reagent.

Title
Method for determination of item of interest in a sample
Application Number
8/715780
Publication Number
5856194
Application Date
September 19, 1996
Publication Date
January 5, 1999
Inventor
Julius J Toth
Mundelein
IL, US
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
Robert P Luoma II
Highland Village
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
Charles M Galitz
Kenosha
WI, US
Patrick P Fritchie
Southlake
TX, US
Richard C East Jr
Dallas
TX, US
Chadwick M Dunn
McHenry
IL, US
Richard D Button
Richardson
TX, 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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