The Operator ID function is disabled as a default setting by the manufacturer.
in the configuration menu to enter the operator configuration menu.
· To enable this function at least one supervisor is required to be present in the operator list.
· When operator ID verified is enabled, instrument configuration will only be available to the supervisors.
· To log in, the operator ID entered is required to be present in the operator list (see “Operator management”,
bottom of the page).
Operator login expiration
in the operator configuration menu to set automatic logout of the operator.
The operator will automatically be logged out after the configured number of minutes after analysis of the test
in operator configuration menu to enter operator list.
Touch desired operator ID and touch
to delete or
to edit the highlighted operator.
Enter new/edit operator ID and touch
to enter. Both letters and numbers can be entered (maximum
If a barcode reader is connected to the Analyzer, a barcoded operator ID can be entered.
Configure the operator level:
Select whether this operator will be a user or supervisor.
Configure tests accessible by checking the appropriate test boxes for this operator.
Check off the test accessible for this operator.
It is possible to copy operator lists between instruments using a USB flash drive. Insert USB flash in
instrument USB port. Touch
to export operator list from instrument to USB flash. Move USB to new
instrument and touch to
import operator list. Any existing operator list on the instrument will be
Other languages are available.
Touch the arrow in the window to view other options. Scroll down until you find the preferred language.
The correct date and time should always be set because the date and time for the analyses are stored and displayed in the patient
and control records. The date format is YYYY:MM:DD, where YYYY is the year, MM is the month (01 to 12), and DD is the day (01 to
31). The time format is hh:mm, where hh is the hour from 00 to 23 and mm is minutes from 00 to 59.
in the configuration menu to enter date/time setting.
Enter today’s date or time.
to confirm and return to the previous view.
The screen contrast can be adjusted.
to enter the screen contrast setting.
to enter the screen alignment setting.
to enter the beeper volume setting.
Adjust the screen contrast by touching
Screen alignment setting
Tap the cross-hair object (+) in the upper left corner using a blunt pencil to be precise. Repeat for the object
appearing in the lower right corner and in the center of the screen. The previous screen view will automatical-
Beeper volume setting
Adjust the beeper volume by touching
The QC lockout function is disabled as a default setting by the manufacturer.
in the configuration menu to enter the QC lockout setting menu.
to configure QC lockout for the assay selected.
to configure QC lockout interval.
to view/add/delete stored control lots in the control lot database.
Select assay type
Touch the arrow in the window to open the drop down menu to select the assay type.
Touch the assay to select.
to disable the QC lockout function. No QC runs will be required for this assay
to enable the QC lockout function. It is required to run
ONE passed control,
control level C I
OR C II, to reset the QC lockout interval.
TWO passed control,
both control level C I
AND C II, to reset the QC lockout interval.
QC lockout interval
to configure QC lockout interval by number of runs.
to configure QC lockout interval by hours.
to enter/edit number of runs/hours to QC lockout.
displays the number of runs/hours configured in the QC lockout interval.
Control lot database
To add a control to the control lot database, the Alere Afinion™ Control Data is required.
The Alere Afinion™ Control Data is a numeric data string which contains all lot spesific data:
• Alere Afinion™ control lot number
• Control type (assay)
• Control level (C I or C II)
• Control expiry date
• Acceptable control range
• CRC (check sum to validate the previous data)
The Alere Afinion™ Control Data and its accompanying barcode is found in the Alere Afinion™ Control kit
package insert. If the Alere Afinion™ Control Data is not available, contact your local supplier.
and either manually enter the Control Data or if a barcode reader is connected to the Analyzer
after a control run. The control lot will automatically be stored in the database (see page 25).
to delete selected lot number from the control lot database. When a control lot has reached its
database can store 100 control lots.