06733728 is referenced by 27 patents and cites 11 patents.

A plurality of analyzer units for serum, a plurality of analyzer units for blood plasma and a plurality of analyzer units are arranged along a main transfer line for transferring a sample rack from a rack delivery portion to a rack returning portion. A reagent bottle for inspecting liver function is contained in each of reagent delivery mechanisms of two analyzer units among the plurality of analyzer units for serum. When reagent for inspecting liver function in one of the two analyzer units is to be short, analysis for liver function analysis item to samples can be continued by transferring a sample rack from the rack delivery portion to the other analyzer unit.

Title
Analyzer system having sample rack transfer line
Application Number
9/220371
Publication Number
6733728 (B1)
Application Date
December 24, 1998
Publication Date
May 11, 2004
Inventor
Taku Sakazume
Hitachinaka
US
Tadashi Ohishi
Ibaraki-machi
US
Hiroshi Mitsumaki
Mito
US
Tomonori Mimura
Tomobe-machi
US
Agent
Mattingly Stanger & Malur P C
US
Assignee
Hitachi
US
IPC
G01N 35/00
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