Name of Instrument:
Abbott IMX Chemistry Analyzer
Methodology or Test Reaction(s):
The Abbott IMX Chemistry Analyzer performs assays by
using FPIA (Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay) and MEIA (Micro particle Enzyme
Immunoassay) which depend on the specificity of different antibody-antigen reactions.
The Abbott IMX Chemistry Analyzer is meant to perform tests primarily on thyroid
hormones, but tests are also performed on ferritin, therapeutic drugs, BNP, different hepatitis’.
It is used to test for kidney disease, diabetes, HIV, AIDS, endocrine function, fertility, endocrine
function, hepatitis, cancer, STDs, rubella, thyroid abnormalities, congenital disease, and heart
Types of Activities Performed Today:
Daily maintenance of the Abbott IMX Chemistry
Analyzer was performed such as the boom check, probe cleaning, and checking the probe
This needed to be done in order to perform preventive and corrective maintenance
of the instrument.
Needs for Corrective Action/Maintenance/Problems Encountered:
While performing daily
maintenance of the Abbott IMX Chemistry Analyzer, error code 25 appeared and a message
appeared saying that the diluent syringe failed home.
In order to correct this problem, the diluent
syringe was to be expected for visual damage, the sample syringe was to be examined, and the
blocks were to be examined.
In this instance, the blocks needed to be changed.
Since it had not