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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 15, Issue 6, Pages 189-208

Multicentre evaluation of the Boehringer Mannheim/Hitachi 911 Analysis System

1Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, University Hospitals Leuven, Capucynenvoer 33–35, Leuven B 3000, Belgium
2Laboratoire Central de Biochimie, Hôpital Robert Debré CHR Reims, Rue Alexis Carrel, Reims Cedex F 51092, France
3Zentrallaboratorium, Kantonsspital Münsterlingen, Münsterlingen, CH 8596, Switzerland
4Abt. Klinische Chemie, Zentrum Innere Medizin, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, Göttingen D 37075, Germany
5Laboratorio Centralizzato, Ospedale S. Orsola, USL 28-B0 Nord, Via Massarenti No. 9, Bologna I 40138, Italy
6Servei de Bioquímica Clínica, Hospital Prínceps d'Espanya, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona E 08907, Spain
7Boehringer Mannheim GmbH, Sandhofer Str. 116, Mannheim 31 D 68298, Germany

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The acceptance criteria for the analytical performance of the BM/Hitachi 911 analysis system were fulfilled in all laboratory segments with few exceptions. The practicability exceeded the requirements in most of the attributes. The results of the study confirmed the usefulness of the system as a consolidated workstation in small- to medium-sized clinical laboratories and in STAT laboratories, or as an instrument for special analytes like proteins and drugs, or for urinalysis in large laboratories.