06413780 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 6 patents.

A method of performing a determination of an item of interest in a sample using a single structure is disclosed. A sample is provided accessible to the single structure. A first container for processing the sample is placed in a first process path on the single structure. The sample is transferred to the first container in the first process path. A reagent is added to the first container in the first process path. Contents of the first container is mixed in the first process path. The item of interest in the sample is separated from the contents of the first container in the first process path. The separated item of interest in the sample is transferred from the first container in the first process path to a second container in a second process path on the single structure. Contents of the second container is brought to a first temperature different from a temperature of the first process path in the second process path. The item of interest in the second container is detected in the second process path.

Title
Structure and method for performing a determination of an item of interest in a sample
Application Number
9/415796
Publication Number
6413780 (B1)
Application Date
October 11, 1999
Publication Date
July 2, 2002
Inventor
Gary Zuck
Prospect Heights
IL, US
Julius Toth
Mundelein
IL, US
Scott G Safar
Pleasant Prairie
WI, US
Mark Pierce
Wauconda
IL, US
Curtis J Pepe
McHenry
IL, US
Ronald E Kukla
Wheeling
IL, US
Steve Herchenbach
Antioch
IL, US
Folim Halaka
North Chicago
IL, US
Robert C Gray
Gurnee
IL, US
Charles M Galitz
Kenosha
WI, US
Daniel G Dahlke
Libertyville
IL, US
John M Clemens
Wadsworth
IL, US
Michael K Carter
Lake Villa
IL, US
Daniel Bay
Antioch
IL, US
Mark C Bach
Gurnee
IL, US
Agent
David J Schodin
US
Paul D Asger
US
Assignee
Abbott Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
G01N 35/02
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