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    The Cobas u411 Analyzer (Roche Diagnostics) is an automated, reflectance photometry-based urinalysis instrument designed for use with Roche's CHEMSTRIP 10UA technology and human urine samples. We aimed to optimize and validate the Cobas u411 Analyzer for use in canine and feline urinalysis. Patient urine samples presenting to the Clinical Pathology Laboratory at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital were analyzed with the Cobas u411 and by manual readings in parallel. Initially, 223 canine and 83 feline urine samples were run using the u411 factory settings. Following comparisons with manual results, and evaluation for directional bias, adjustments to the reflectance values were made in the instrument's programming. An additional 183 canine and 95 feline samples were run using the adjusted settings. Total urine protein concentrations were measured in 48 samples and used to generate receiver operating characteristic curves for the protein test pad. Following adjustments in reflectance programming, concordance between u411 and manual results was increased by 17.7% for protein, 11.7% for ketones, and 4.5% for bilirubin. Concordances for pH, glucose, and blood were not substantially changed. Discordance for all analytes was ≤3%. Canine and feline samples had similar levels of discordance, though marginal concordance was higher in dogs for ketones, bilirubin, and blood. Adjustments to the reflectance programming of the Cobas u411 Analyzer improved concordance with manual results for canine and feline samples. This instrument has the potential to greatly increase both efficiency and consistency of urinalysis procedures in higher throughput veterinary diagnostic laboratories. © 2019 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology.


    Samantha J M Evans, Julia L Sharp, Linda M Vap. Optimizing the u411 automated urinalysis instrument for veterinary use. Veterinary clinical pathology. 2020 Mar;49(1):106-111

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