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Table 4 Specific features of automated IIF commercial platforms

From: Automation in indirect immunofluorescence testing: a new step in the evolution of the autoimmunology laboratory

System Throughput (samples/hour) Components Test available Autofocus with additional fluorescent stain Specific features
Aklides 48–60 Olympus IX81 Microscope
Aklides Software
ANA, DNA, ANCA, LKS DAPI: di-amidino-2-phenyl-indole Titer prediction
Nova View 48–60 Olympus IX81 Microscope
Nova View Software
ANA DAPI: di-amidino-2-phenyl-indole Titer prediction, connection with Quanta-Lyser pipetting station and Modulab Autoimmunity middleware
Europattern 90 Europattern Microscope
EuroLabOffice Software (ELO)
ANA Propidium iodide Titer prediction, Magazine for automated insertion of slides (500 positions), database with 115,000 images
14–48 Zenit G-Sight Microscope
Zenit G-Sight Software
ANA None Titer prediction
Helios 150 Helmed IFA processor
Nikon Microscope
Helios Software
ANA None Full automation
90 Image Navigator Microscope
Image Navigator Software
ANA, ANCA, DNAAb, LKS None Connection with AFT 3000 pipetting station
Cytospot 96 Cytospot Microscope
CytoSpot Software
ANA None Full automation, high throughput robot (100 slides)