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Unilab-300 Online Management System

The Unilab Online System is the central hub of communication of the Unilab Laboratory System. Deliberately separated from the main system, it provides the utmost degree of reliability, assuring the continuous data exchange with all connected devices.

The Unilab Online System is designed as a Java Servlet application running  on an application server, which enables the Online System not only with Web 2.0 features including 100% ajax support for state of the art interactive dialogs as well as a stable foundation for communication with instruments via a large array of protocols and/or physical interfaces. While the definition of the devices is administered by web dialogs from anywhere in the laboratory and beyond (e.g. from outside the hospital with access to the labs network). This definition includes configuration of the devices communication interface as well as device type related data like the definition of tests run on the instrument, worklists, et al.

Javascript based device drivers cover all different kinds of communication protocols used in online communication. Every driver can be altered exactly to the customers wishes.



The Unilab Online System supports RS232 serial connection, parallel interface, network based communication and USB connections.

Protocol-wise the Online System supports TCP/IP socket client and server communication, WebService client and server (SOAP and REST), file system based storage, FTP as well as JDBC/ODBC. Legacy protocols like X-Modem, Z-Modem, Kermit are supported naturally.

Online connections are possible uni or bidirectional supporting query and batch mode as well as sample position mode without positive sample identification. Next to the dialog based (web GUI) definition of the interface, set of tests for the instrument, related worklists, rules for the import of test results into the U700 system, result conversions and alike, the driver of the instrument can be scripted to send demographical patient data and sender data, additionally to test data to the instrument if it supports it and can handle any type of even the most exotic protocols as well as standards like ASTM.

POCT instruments are supported, naturally too, in the Online System. Patient Query as well as POCT requisition generation can be selected for any instrument. Furthermore it is possible to run an instrument in dual mode, meaning it can act as a standard clinical analyzer, capable of sending results for existing requisitions as well as creating POCT requisitions on the fly. Typical POCT protocols like POCT1-A, HL7 and ASTM are supported as well as special proprietary ones.

The third group of analyzers consists of microbiology type instruments that can transmit susceptibility tests for resistance results as well as identification tests for germs. Uploadable to a microbiology analyzer is the usual array of information including patient demographics as well as test information.

Additionally to the ability of communicating with any possible analyzer, the Online System supports communication to (legacy) card readers, label printers, PCL/Postscript printer and even to other IT systems in the hospital e.g. PACS, Patient Management Systems.

The Online Management module offers the user a more detailed view of the status of the instruments in the laboratory, including workload checks of instruments or laboratory areas to identify bottlenecks in the workflow of the laboratory routine and sample searches for localizing a specific sample in the laboratory.

Giving a central overview of the analyzers in the laboratory the instrument surveillance dialog offers information of errors or problems on specific analyzers and gives this information to the fingertips of the responsible personnel. An extensive errorlog for each device makes the tracking of errors easy.

The Quality Control Module, intervowen into the Online system offers the en detail definition of targetvalues and ad-hoc tests for every instrument/control/test combination for different timeframes/charges, even ones in the future as well as different test methods like precision or accuracy. Test breaches can be reported not only to the Onlines Management module but as well via Unilab Messaging System directly to a users workplace.

Quality Control test results can be commented and manually entered as well.

The report screen of the Quality Control offers diagrams of the last X QC values, CuSum flow and a detailed textual and graphical view with the possibility of restricting the view by instrument/analysis/control and charge.

The deviation development can be checked by comparing different controls/instruments with a specific timeframe limitation, including a graphical and textual representation.

The functionality is rounded off by the graphical representation of the Youden Plot which allows the comparison of controls, analyses, instruments and time periods.

The following clincal analyzers have been connected via the Online Management System:


Abbott Architect 2000

Abbott Axsym

Abbott Cell-Dyn 3000A

Abbott Cell-Dyn 3200

Abbott Cell-Dyn 3500

Abbott Cell-Dyn 4000

Abbott Cell-Dyn Sapphire

Abbott IMX

Abbott TDX

ACL 2000

Abbott ACS

ACS 180

Abbott Aeroset

Afinion AS100

AFM 5051


APC 5040

API 3000

Argos ABX


AVL 945

AVL 995

Bact Alert

Bactec 9240

Bactec MGIT

Bactect MGIT960

Baker 9000

Bayer Advia 120

Bayer Advia 2120

Bayer Advia 60

Beckman Access

Beckmann Access 

Beckmann Array

Beckmann Image

Behring BCS

Behring BNA

BEP 2000


Berthold LB2104

BFA Comed

Biorad D10

Biosys ABI 7500

BN Prospec


Boehring Mannheim ES 600

Boehring Mannheim ES300

Boehringer Mannheim ACA SX Dupon

Sebia Cappilarys

Siemens Centaur

Chiron 865

CIS-Bio Kryptor

Clinitek 500

Cobas 3000

Cobas Amplicore

Cobas AmpliLink

Cobas b221

Cobas Integra

Cobas Integra 700

Cobas Mira Plus

Cobas Mira S



Commander FPC 2.0

Corning 178

Corning 278

Coulter MAXM

Coulter Onyx

Coulter S Plus VI

Coulter S880

Coulter STKS

Coulter T660

Coulter T840

Dimension CCS



ECA 2000

Roche Diagnostics Elecsys 1010

Roche Diagnostics Elecsys 2010

Elektra 1000C


Elphormat 3

Elphormat Fractoscan

EPOS Analyzer 5060


Fiske osmometer


Fractoscan Junior


Greiner G-450

Hematrak 590


Hemocue B-Glucose

Hitachi 704

Hitachi 705

Hitachi 717

Hitachi 747

Hitachi 911

Hitachi 912



Pharmacia Diagnostics IDM (ImmunoCAP 1000)

Pharmacia Diagnostics IDM (ImmunoCAP 250)

Immulite 2000

Immulite workcell



Kodak E250

Kodak E500

Kodak E700

Kone Progress


LaRoche P242

LaRoche PSM


Leader 50

Leucodiff 700

Diasorin  Liaison


Miditron M

Mini Vidas

Minos STX


Multicalc Delphia

Multicalc Wallac

Nephelometer BN2

Olympus OLA2500

BD ProbeTec

Siemens ProSpec


Radiometer ABL 30

Radiometer ABL 50

Radiometer ABL 500

Radiometer ABL 505

Radiometer ABL 510

Radiometer ABL 520

Radiometer ABL 625

Radiometer ABL 725

Radiometer ABL 735

Radiometer ABL 800

Radiometer ACL 100

Radiometer ACL TOP

Radiometer Radiance


Rapidlab 840

Rapimat II


Sebia Hyris II


Sedi 15


Sorin ETI System


Roche Sta-Compact

Roche StaGo

Roche STA-R

Roche StaREvolution

Roche StaRRsed

Super L2

Sysmex CA-1000

Sysmex K-4500

Sysmex NE-1500

Sysmex NE-8000

Sysmex SE-9000

Sysmex SIS

Sysmex SS-3000

Sysmex XS1000

Sysmex XT2000

Unistat Tango


Tecan Freedom EVOlyzer

Tecan Sample Dispatcher

Technicon Immuno 1




UDM Unicap 1000/100


Urotron RL9

Variant II



bioMérieux Vitek 2

Vitros 3600

Vitros 5600

Vitros 750 XRC



Vogel Multiphorese IV

Waters MassLynx 4.1

Wallac Wizard 1417