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VERSION HISTORY

Version
1.0
1.1

Date
Mar-2007
Oct-2008

Software version
3.0
3.0.4.0801

2.0

Apr-2010

3.1.0.0901

2.1

May-2011

3.2.0.1001

cobas u 411 Host Interface Manual

Modifications
-First Release
-Implementation of US ranges
-Interface chapter 3 revised
-Further Help chapter 1.4 revised General bug fixing
-Implementation of Reference ranges
-Message Header Record chapter revised
-General wording corrections
-General wording corrections
-Chapter Introduction and Purpose rewritten
-Chapter Supported Host Protocols moved
-Chapter Size of Sample ID moved
-Chapter Flags created
-Chapter Transmitted Date moved and rewritten
-Chapter Host Interface Configuration rewritten
-Chapter Error Handling rewritten
-Chapter Sediment Result Record removed
-Result Record no. 9 modified
-All examples updated
-Reference ranges removed

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1 Purpose .......................................................................................................................................4
1.1 Document structure ..............................................................................................................4
1.2 Audience...............................................................................................................................4
1.3 Related documents...............................................................................................................4
1.4 Used syntax and abbreviations.............................................................................................4
1.5 Support .................................................................................................................................5
2 Introduction ................................................................................................................................6
2.1 Overview cobas u 411 analyzer............................................................................................6
2.2 Supported host protocols......................................................................................................6
2.3 Sample ID length ..................................................................................................................6
2.4 Flags .....................................................................................................................................6
2.5 Upload (cobas u 411 to host system) ...................................................................................8
2.6 Arbitrary units........................................................................................................................9
2.7 Download data (host system to cobas u 411).....................................................................10
3 Host interface configuration ...................................................................................................10
3.1 Communication settings .....................................................................................................10
3.2 Host interface behaviour.....................................................................................................10
3.3 Serial cable .........................................................................................................................11
4 Error handling (behaviour of a failed transmission).............................................................11
5 Description of the supported protocols.................................................................................12
5.1 ASTM plus protocol ............................................................................................................12
5.1.1 General .......................................................................................................................12
5.1.2 Communication startup ...............................................................................................13
5.1.3 Record description ......................................................................................................14
5.1.4 ASTM plus trace file examples....................................................................................20
5.2 ASTM Urisys 2400 protocol ................................................................................................35
5.2.1 General .......................................................................................................................35
5.2.2 Communication structure ............................................................................................37
5.2.3 Record descriptions ....................................................................................................38
5.2.4 ASTM Urisys 2400 trace file examples .......................................................................44
6 Appendices ...............................................................................................................................49
6.1 Appendix 1: ASCII-table .....................................................................................................49
6.2 Appendix 2: Definition of test codes and test numbers (for ASTM plus protocol
only) ..........................................................................................................................................50
6.3 Appendix 3: Printouts of control and sample results...........................................................51

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1 Purpose
The purpose of this document is to describe the host interface specifications of the cobas u 411
analyzer. These specifications define the hardware and software settings and the data interchange
via null modem cable (RS-232) between the cobas u 411 and the host system.

1.1 Document structure


This document is structured in a general part for all supported host protocols (chapter 2 to 4) and a
protocol specific part (chapter 5).
The general part contains information about host interface configuration, cable wiring, brief
overview about the different supported host protocols, description of flags and error handling.
The protocol specific part contains a sub-chapter for each supported host protocol, in which the
communication structure and the records are described. There is a detailed example for a
better comprehension, at the end of each record description. The whole trace files of different
data interchanges are added at the end of the corresponding protocol description.
There are additional information in the chapter appendices, such as ASCII-Table, Definition of Test
Codes and Test Numbers for ASTM plus and the printouts of the different Control and Sample
Results used in the examples.

1.2 Audience
This document is written for engineers who must configure the cobas u 411 host interface in the
environment of a laboratory. Depending on the type of host system and on the work flow in the
laboratory the cobas u 411 host interface offers a set of configurable features.

1.3 Related documents


Related documents:
[1]
Roche Diagnostics ASTM plus interface specification version 2.0
[2]
E 1394-91 standard specification for transferring information between clinical
instruments and computer systems, American Society for Testing and Materials
(ASTM)

1.4 Used syntax and abbreviations


Used Syntax
<SpecimenID>
char
text
pos_int
d_t
date

Meaning any string (not containing delimiters), representing a


value of the ASTM field SpecimenID.
Single character. Content specified by standard.
String. Variable length.
Positive integer (0 to 65535)
Date and time format as specified by ASTM
(YYYYMMDDHHMMSS)
Date format as specified by ASTM (YYYYMMDD)

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ASTM
LIS

Host

American Society for Testing and Materials


Laboratory Information System (host system)

1.5 Support
In case of questions please contact your local Roche Diagnostics Service Department, or
alternatively the Global Customer Support:
E-Mail address:

rotkreuz.gsscdiric@roche.com

Clarify queue:

GSSCDIRIC

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2 Introduction
The purpose of this document is to describe the host interface specifications of the cobas u 411
analyzer. These specifications define the hardware and software settings and the data interchange
via null modem cable (RS-232) between the cobas u 411 and the host system.

2.1 Overview cobas u 411 analyzer


The cobas u 411 analyzer is a semiautomatic urinalysis system intended for in vitro qualitative or
semi-quantitative determination of urine analytes, including specific gravity (SG), pH, leukocytes,
nitrite, protein, glucose, ketones, urobilinogen, bilirubin, erythrocytes and color.

2.2 Supported host protocols


The cobas u 411 analyzer supports the following host protocols:
ASTM plus
ASTM Urisys 2400

2.3 Sample ID length


The cobas u 411 analyzer supports a sample ID with a maximum length of 13 characters.

2.4 Flags
The result data which is transmitted to the host system (or printed) must be checked for flags.
There can be different flags, which are sent in a Comment Record additionally to the Result
Record or in the Result Record itself, using the ASTM plus or ASTM Urisys 2400 protocols. On the
printout, the flags are next to the data. The meaning of the flags is listed below.
Attention:

Flags are in order to bring some of the values to attention of the operator. Therefore
it is important that these flags are displayed on the host system. If these flags are
not displayed, this could mislead the operator to wrong conclusions and medical
decisions!

Result flags
Flag
S
*

Result flags
Sieve
Abnormal

Changed reflectance
value
Edited result

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Explanation
Test parameter result corresponds to sieve criteria settings
For patient sample test parameter result corresponds to
abnormal criteria settings
Initial range table is changed
Data has been edited

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Sample flags
Flag
T

Sample flags
Test strip

Calibration exceeded

Explanation
Error during measurement of test strip or reference strip.
Possible reasons:
Strip upside down
Strip incompletely wet
Strip completely dry
Strip missing or wrong positioning
Calculation not possible
Calibration interval of four weeks is exceeded

Control flags
Flag
S
*
T

Control flags
Sieve
Abnormal
Test strip

Calibration exceeded

Explanation
Test parameter result corresponds to sieve criteria settings
For control sample it means out of range
Error during measurement of test strip or a reference strip.
Possible reasons:
Strip upside down
Strip incompletely wet
Strip completely dry
Strip missing or wrong positioning
Calculation not possible
Calibration interval of four weeks is exceeded

Additional flags for ASTM Urisys 2400 protocol only


Flag
R

Sample flags
Test strip error

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Explanation
Error during measurement of test strip or reference strip.
Possible reasons:
Strip upside down
Strip incompletely wet
Strip completely dry
Strip missing or wrong positioning
Calculation not possible
Usually in combination with the R flag

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Transmitted Data
The cobas u 411 analyzer always initiates the communication to the host system. Hence, the
cobas u 411 analyzer is the master and the host system the slave.

2.5 Upload (cobas u 411 to host system)

Sample ID / Sequence number


Date and time of calculation
Strip results
Units
Flags
Color and clarity of sample
Sediment results
compensated raw data (optional)
Instrument ID / serial no.
User ID
Software version
Range table (boundary setting)
Test strip lot number
Test strip expiry date
Calibration strip lot number
Calibration strip expiry date

Legend:
Note:

Supported

ASTM Urisys 2400

ASTM plus

Protocol

ASTM Urisys 2400


-

Data

Control Result

Strip Result

Data

ASTM plus

Protocol

Depending on the selected host protocol, different data is sent to the host system. The tables
below give an overview about the different protocols and their transmitted data.

Name and lot ID


Control results for three levels
Date and time of calculation
Units
Flags
Color
compensated raw data (optional)
Instrument ID / serial no.
User ID
Software version
Range table (boundary setting)
Test strip lot number
Test strip expiry date
Calibration strip lot number
Calibration strip expiry date
Control lot number
Control name
Control expiry date

- not supported

There are two different names for the same type of protocol, depending on which
analyzer is in use:
Using the Urisys 1800 analyzer, the protocol is called "Urisys 2400"
Using the cobas u 411 analyzer, the protocol is called "ASTM Urisys 2400".
Within this document the name ASTM Urisys 2400 for cobas u 411 is used.

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Strip Results
Sample ID / Sequence number
Date and time of calculation
Strip results
Units
Flags
Color and clarity of sample
Sediment results
Compensated raw data (optional)
Instrument ID
User ID
Software version
Range tables (boundary setting)
Test strip lot number
Test strip expiry date
Calibration strip lot number
Calibration strip expiry date

ASTM Urisys 2400


Strip Results
Sample ID / Sequence number
Date and time of calculation
Strip results
Units
Flags
Color and clarity of sample
Compensated raw data (optional)
Instrument ID
User ID
Software version

Host

Control Results
Name and lot ID
Control results for three levels
Date and time of control calculation
Units
Flags
Color
Compensated raw data (optional)
Instrument ID
User ID
Software version
Range tables (boundary setting)
Test strip lot number
Test strip expiry date
Calibration strip lot number
Calibration strip expiry date
Control lot number
Control name
Control expiry date

Control Results
Name and lot ID
Control results for three levels
Date and time of control calculation
Units
Flags
Color
Compensated raw data (optional)
Instrument ID
User ID
Software version
Control lot number
Control name

2.6 Arbitrary units


ASTM plus
Arbitrary units are sent to the host system in combination with other units (Conventional or SI).
With the control results, the preset arbitrary values (default) are transmitted.
ASTM Urisys 2400
Arbitrary units are sent to the host system only when they are selected separately and not in
combination with other units (Conventional or SI).
With the control results, the preset arbitrary values (default) are transmitted.

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2.7 Download data (host system to cobas u 411)


The data download from the host system to the analyzer is performed on the cobas u 411 by
clicking the <Download> button. The following data can be transmitted from the host system to the
cobas u 411: Worklist (list of sample IDs)
Note: The Urisys 2400 protocol does not support this mode.

3 Host interface configuration


The communication between the cobas u 411 analyzer and the host system is established using a
serial asynchronous interface cable. The communication settings must be equal on both sides
(cobas u 411 and host system), see chapter 3.1 below.

3.1 Communication settings


The host settings on the cobas u 411 analyzer are set to OFF by default. To establish the host
communication, the host settings must be set to ON. Changes in the cobas u 411 analyzer
communication parameters are only possible if the host settings are set to OFF. To configure the
host settings and to enable the host communication, go to the configuration menu: Utilities >
System Parameters > Host Comm.
The following host communication settings are configurable in the cobas u 411 analyzer user
interface.
Configuration

Specification

Default

Baud rate

1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600

9600

Data bits

7, 8

Stop bits

1, 2

Flow control

None, Xon-Xoff, RTS-CTS

None

Parity

None, odd, even

None

3.2 Host interface behaviour


The host interface behaviour can be influenced by the following configuration setup (user
interface):
Item

Specification

Default

Host

ON, OFF

OFF

Protocol

ASTM plus, ASTM Urisys 2400

ASTM plus

Raw data to host

OFF, ON, upload only (setup in service)

OFF

Checksum

On, Off

On

The automatic result transmission is active when the host support is switched to ON.
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3.3 Serial cable


The cobas u 411 uses a serial asynchronous interface cable (RS 232) connected to the host
computer. The port COM 2 of the host system is usually allocated to this communication, but can
vary depending on the host system.
According to the serial asynchronous specification, the maximum cable length is 15 m. It is
recommended by Roche to use a 3 meter cable. All other cable length apart from the
recommended must be organized locally.
The following cable is assigned to use for connecting the cobas u 411 to the host system:
Host Interface Cable RS 232, IBM PC Null modem D-Sub 9 pins, 3m
Please see table below for wiring details:
cobas u 411
Plug 9 pin female

Relevance

Host System
Plug 9 pin female

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

RXD
TXD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS

3
2
6
5
4
8
7
-

Legend:
RxD = Receiving data
TxD = Transmitting data
DTR = Data terminal ready
GND = Ground
DSR = Data set ready
RTS = Request to send
CTS = Clear to send

Note: If flow control is set to None or Xon-Xoff then the pin 4/6 and pin 7/8 (handshake
connections) are not required.

4 Error handling (behaviour of a failed transmission)


There are two different types of error handling:
Host system does not acknowledge the transmission:
An alarm message (red alarm LED is activated) will occur if the transmission of data is not
confirmed by the host system. The failed transmission will not be repeated.

Host receives wrong data:


In case the host system has received wrong data (e.g. wrong checksum), the incorrect
sequence will be repeated. After three failed attempts, the transmission will be aborted and
an alarm message will be displayed (red alarm LED is activated).

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5 Description of the supported protocols


5.1 ASTM plus protocol
5.1.1 General
This chapter describes the ASTM plus protocol. The ASTM plus protocol consists of Records,
Frames and Messages.
A record is the smallest logical group of information
A frame is a defined data structure that contains a data block to be transmitted
Messages are a collection of several records packed in frames into a logical unit
Note: The ASTM plus protocol is based on the ASTM protocol specification.

Records
A record is the smallest logical group of information. The ASTM plus protocol supports the
following records:
Identification
H
P

Name
Header record
Patient information
record

O
R
C

Order record
Result record
Comment record

Manufacturer record

Request information
record (query)
Termination record

Description
First record in every message, mandatory
This record is used to download patient demographics
from the host system to the analyzer. With the cobas u
411 no patient data can be handled. Therefore the
patient record is always empty.
This record defines the attributes of a particular order
Measurement data
This record is used for the transmission of sample flags
and result flags.
This record is used for the transmission of raw data,
additional information for patient and control results
Worklist request (query)
Last record in every message, mandatory

Frames
A frame is a defined data structure that encapsulates a data block to be transmitted. According to
the ASTM plus protocol specification, a frame may contain one or more records. However, the
implementation in the cobas u 411 analyzer contains one record only. Each frame has the
following structure:
Description
ASCII
(hex)

Start of
text
STX
(0x02)

Frame
No.

Protocol
specific
record
data

End of
text
ETX
(0x03)

Checksum

Carriage
return
CR
(0x0D)

Line feed
LF
(0x0A)

The frame no. always starts at 1 and will be incremented by one for each record. If the frame
reaches no. 7, the numbering starts at 0 (zero).

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Messages
Messages are collections of several records packed in frames into a logical unit. A message starts
with the Header Record (H) and finishes with the Termination Record (L).

5.1.2 Communication startup


Only the cobas u 411 analyzer can start a communication. The cobas u 411 analyzer is always
the master, the host system the slave.
Exception: After the successful handling of the worklist request sequence, the master function
temporarily belongs to the host system for the duration of the worklist transmission.
A communication is initialized when the ASCII character ENQ
(Hex 05) is sent to the host system.
The host system (slave) acknowledges its readiness to
communicate by sending the ASCII character ACK (Hex 06) or
if it is not ready the ASCII character NAK (Hex 15).

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If the host system has positively acknowledged its readiness to


communicate (ACK), the cobas u 411 analyzer transmits the
message frame by frame.
The host system confirms the frame reception with ACK.
The host system can trigger a resending of the last sent frame
with NAK.
The communication session is terminated with the ASCII
character EOT (Hex 04).

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5.1.3 Record description


In this chapter, the meaning of the fields in individual records will be explained in the form of tables.
Fields which are not supported by the cobas u 411 analyzer are highlighted in grey. For a better
comprehension, there is a detailed example for each record description following the table.
Example trace files of different data interchanges are added at the end of this protocol description.

Message header record


Every message starts with a Message Header Record. This record is mandatory.
No. Field
1
Record type ID

Content
H

|
\
^
&

3
4
5

6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14

Field delimiter
Repeat delimiter
Component delimiter
Escape delimiter
Message control ID
Access password
Sender name or ID

Sender street address


Reserved field
Sender telephone
number
Characteristics of
sender
Receiver ID
Comment of special
instructions
Processing ID
Version no.
Date and time of
message

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^serial no.
^software version
^range boundary
setting

Comment
The character H identifies the record as a
message header record.
Defines the delimiters to be used throughout
the subsequent records of the message.

Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer


Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
First sub field contains cobas u 411, second
sub field contains serial number (10 digits,
e.g. 0000000001), third sub field contains the
software version, and the fourth sub field
contains the range boundary setting

Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer

Always P (production)
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
Date and time (format YYYYMMDDhhmmss)
example 20110315101822)

Example:
No:
Frame
1 2
3 4
5
6 7 8 9 10
Content: [STX] 1 H | \^& | | | cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int | | | | | |
No:
11 12 13 14
CR
Frame
Content: | | P | | 20110315101822 [CR] [ETX]71[CR][LF]

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Patient information record


Although the cobas u 411 analyzer does not save any patient data, the Patient Information
Record is mandatory by the ASTM plus standard. Therefore, the cobas u 411 analyzer simply
transmits an empty record.
No.
1
2

3 .. 35

Field
Record type ID

Content
P

Comment
The character P identifies the record as a
patient record.
Sequence no.
1
The cobas u 411 analyzer sends one order
per transmission only. Therefore this value is
always 1.
All further fields are not supported and not transmitted

Example:
No:
Frame
1
2 CR
Frame
Content: [STX] 2 P | 1 [CR] [ETX]3F[CR][LF]

Order record
In the Order Record general sample information such as sample ID, sequence number, etc. will
be transmitted.
No.
1

Field
Record type ID

Content
O

Sequence no.

Specimen ID

sample ID

Instrument
specimen ID

sample no.
^rack ID
^position no.
^operator ID
^data carrier type

5
6

Universal test ID
Priority

Request / ordered
date and time
Specimen
collection date and
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
time
Collection end time
Collection volume
Collector ID
Action code
X or X\Q
Always X, in case of control samples X\Q
Danger code
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
Relevant clinical
information
Date / time
Date and time (format YYYYMMDDhhmmss)
specimen received
example 20110315101822
All further fields are not supported and not transmitted

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10
11
12
13
14
15
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Comment
The character O identifies the record as an
order record.
The cobas u 411 analyzer sends one order
per transmission only. Therefore this value is
always 1.
ID of the sample, numerical or
alphanumerical value (e.g. 001)
The cobas u 411 analyzer supports only
sample no. and data carrier type (SAMPLE
for patient samples, CONTROL for control
samples).For order download, the sample no.
is not needed and is ignored.
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
Always R (routine sample)
The cobas u 411 analyzer does not support
emergency samples

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Example patient sample:


No:
Frame
1
2
3
4
5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Content: [STX] 3 O | 1 | 001 | 1^^^^SAMPLE | | R | | | | | | X | | |
No:
15
CR
Frame
Content: 20110315101754 [CR] [ETX]F0[CR][LF]

Example control sample:


No:
Frame
1
2 3
4
5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Content: [STX] 3 O | 1 | | 0^^^^CONTROL | | R | | | | | | X\Q | | |
No:
15
CR
Frame
Content: 20110315100924 [CR] [ETX]68[CR][LF]

Result record
The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the Result Record to transmit the measurement data. Each test
needs a separate Result Record. Flags are sent in the Comment Record and must be observed.
No.
1

Field
Record type ID

Content
R

Sequence no.

1 1000

Universal test ID

Data or
measurement value

test no.
^test code
result value
^arbitrary value

Unit

unit

Reference ranges

Result abnormal flag

Nature of
abnormality testing
Result status
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
Date of change in
instrument
normative values or
units
Operator ID
user ID
User ID of operator who performed the test
All further fields are not supported and not transmitted

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Comment
The character R identifies the record as a
result record.
The cobas u 411 stores up to 1000 results
(color, clarity and sediment parameters
included)
Test no. list (e.g. 1) see 6.2
Test code (e.g. SG) see 6.2
Result value: numerical value (e.g. 1.030) or
alphanumerical value (e.g. neg.)
Arbitrary value: additional, this subfield is
only used if arbitrary values are used in
combination with others (Conventional or SI);
arbitrary values for color and clarity dont
exist
Alphanumerical value (e.g. mg/dl), only if
result can be represented by several units
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer, not
equivalent to range tables used in cobas u
411 analyzer
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer,
abnormal flags are sent in the comment
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Example:
No:
Frame
1
2
3
4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
CR
Frame
Content: [STX] 4 R | 1 | 1^SG | 1.005 | | | | | | | service [CR] [ETX]AD
No:
Frame
Content: [CR][LF]

Comment record
The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the Comment Record to transmit the sample flags and result
flags. When at least one flag is present, this record will be attached to all corresponding Result
Records of the sample.
No. Field
1
Record type ID

Content
C

Sequence no.

1 1000

3
4

Comment source
Comment text

I
Sample Flags /
Sample Result Flags

Comment type

Attention:

Comment
The character C identifies the record as a
comment record.
The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the same
sequence number as the prior result record.
Always I (clinical instrument system)
The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the
comment record only for transmitting flags,
each flag is separated with the ^ delimiter.
Always I (instrument flag(s) comment)

Flags are in order to bring some of the values to attention of the operator. Therefore
it is important that these flags are displayed on the host system. If these flags are
not displayed, this could mislead the operator to wrong conclusions and medical
decisions!
Read the chapter 2.4 Flags for detailed information!

Example (result record with additional comment record

edited result: !-Flag):


Result Record

Content: [STX]5R|2|2^pH|6|||||||service[CR][ETX]10[CR][LF]
No:
Frame
1
2
3
4
5 CR
Frame
Content: [STX] 6 C | 2 | I | ! | I [CR] [ETX]5E[CR][LF]

Example (result record with additional comment record

Comment Record

abnormal and sieve: *-Flag and S-Flag):


Result Record

Content: [STX]5R|2|2^pH|8|||||||service[CR][ETX]12[CR][LF]
No:
Frame
1
2
3
4
5 CR
Frame
Content: [STX] 6 C | 2 | I | *^S | I [CR] [ETX]18[CR][LF]

Example (result record with additional comment record

Comment Record

test strip error: T-Flag):


Result Record

Content: [STX]4R|1|1^SG||||||||service[CR][ETX]B9[CR][LF]
No:
Frame
1
2
3
4
5 CR
Frame
Content: [STX] 5 C | 1 | I | T | I [CR] [ETX]8F[CR][LF]

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Manufacturer record (raw result record - RR)


The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the Manufacturer Record RR to transmit raw data for special
application (e.g. evaluation / research). It is possible to activate this application via the user
interface (Utilities / Tools2 / Service Raw Data to Host
ON)
No. Field
1
Record type ID

Content
M

2
3
4

Sequence no.
Record type sub-ID
Universal test ID

Test frequency

1 1000
RR
test no.^
test code
frequency

Raw result value

reflectance

Comment
The character M identifies the record as a
manufacturer record.
Running number
Always RR (raw result)
Test no. list (e.g. 1) see 6.2
Test code (e.g. SG) see 6.2
LED frequency (e.g. green)
blue (~470 nm)
green (~555 nm)
orange (~620 nm)
Floating number in the format ##.## (e.g.
88.06)

Example:
No:
Frame
1
2
3
4
5
6
CR
Frame
Content: [STX] 0 M | 1 | RR | 11^COM | blue | 78.19 [CR] [ETX]1C[CR][LF]

Manufacturer record (result context record - RC)


The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the Result Context Record for the transmission of additional
information for patients or controls.
No.
1
2
3
4

Field
Record type ID
Sequence no.
Record type sub-ID
Calibration strip lot
number
Calibration strip
expiration date
Test strip lot number
Test strip expiration
date
Control name

Control lot number

e.g. 7890

10

Control expiration date

e.g. 20061231

5
6
7

Content
M
1
RC
e.g. 4567

Comment
Needed by ASTM, always M
Running number
Always RC (result context)
Numerical or alphanumerical value

e.g. 20061231

Date and time format (YYYYMMDD)

e.g. 1234
e.g. 20061231

Numerical or alphanumerical value


Date and time format (YYYYMMDD)

e.g. ctrl

Patient sample: always empty


Control sample: control name
Patient sample: always empty
Control sample: control lot no
Patient sample: always empty
Control sample: control expiration date
Date and time format (YYYYMMDD)

Example patient sample:


No:
Frame
1
2
3
4 5
6
7
8 9 10 CR
Content: [STX] 0 M | 1 | RC | | | 2001601 | 20111001 | | |
[CR]
No:
Frame
Content: [ETX]8F[CR][LF]

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Example control sample:


No:
Frame
1
2
3
4 5
6
7
8
9
Content: [STX] 7 M | 1 | RC | | | 2001601 | 20111001 | ctrl | 123456 |
No:
10
CR
Frame
Content: 20111001 [CR] [ETX]06[CR][LF]

Request information record (request for worklist download)


The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the Request Information Record to request the work list from the
host system. The host system must answer within 3 seconds.
No.
1

Field
Record type ID

2
3
4 .. 13

Content
Q

Comment
The character Q identifies the record as a
request information record.
Sequence no.
1
Always 1, using the cobas u 411 analyzer
Record type sub-ID ^ALL
Request for all orders
All further fields are not supported and not transmitted

Example:
No:
Frame
1
2
3
CR
Frame
Content: [STX] 2 Q | 1 | ^ALL [CR] [ETX]F3[CR][LF]

Termination record
Each message is closed with the Message Terminator Record. This record is mandatory.
No.
1
2
3

Field
Record type ID
Sequence no.
Termination code

Content
L
1
N

Comment
Needed by ASTM, always L
Always 1
N for normal end of message

Example:
No:
Frame
1
2
3 CR
Frame
Content: [STX] 1 L | 1 | N [CR] [ETX]04[CR][LF]

Scientific record
This type of record is not used in cobas u 411 analyzer (the character S would identify the record
as a scientific record).

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5.1.4 ASTM plus trace file examples


Example: Upload sample result without raw data
- Sample 1
- Sample 2 (with !-flag for pH)
- Sample 3 (with *- and S-Flag for pH and sediment data for ERY and LEU)
- Sample 4 (with T-flag)
Example: Upload sample result with raw data
- Sample 1
- Sample 2 (with !-flag for pH)
- Sample 3 (with *- and S-Flag for pH and sediment data for ERY and LEU)
- Sample 4 (with T-flag)
Example: Upload control result without raw data
Example: Upload control result with raw data
Example: Worklist download

Example: Upload sample result without raw data


Sample 1
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10:17:03,686 [ENQ]
10:17:03,686 [ACK]
10:17:03,795 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315101822[CR][ETX]71[CR][LF]
10:17:03,811 [ACK]
10:17:03,842 [STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
10:17:03,858 [ACK]
10:17:03,936 [STX]3O|1|001|1^^^^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||201103151
01754[CR][ETX]F0[CR][LF]
10:17:03,951 [ACK]
10:17:04,029 [STX]4R|1|1^SG|1.005|||||||service[CR][ETX]AD[C
R][LF]
10:17:04,029 [ACK]
10:17:04,108 [STX]5R|2|2^pH|7|||||||service[CR][ETX]11[CR][L
F]
10:17:04,108 [ACK]
10:17:04,186 [STX]6R|3|3^LEU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]45[CR
][LF]
10:17:04,186 [ACK]
10:17:04,264 [STX]7R|4|4^NIT|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4D[CR
][LF]
10:17:04,264 [ACK]
10:17:04,342 [STX]0R|5|5^PRO|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4E[CR
][LF]
10:17:04,342 [ACK]
10:17:04,420 [STX]1R|6|6^GLU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]48[CR
][LF]
10:17:04,420 [ACK]
10:17:04,498 [STX]2R|7|7^KET|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]47[CR
][LF]
10:17:04,498 [ACK]
10:17:04,576 [STX]3R|8|8^UBG|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]44[CR
][LF]
10:17:04,592 [ACK]
10:17:04,654 [STX]4R|9|9^BIL|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]40[CR
][LF]
10:17:04,670 [ACK]
10:17:04,764 [STX]5R|10|10^ERY|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]AA[

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CR][LF]
10:17:04,764 [ACK]
10:17:04,842 [STX]6R|11|11^COL|p.yel|||||||service[CR][ETX]4
9[CR][LF]
10:17:04,842 [ACK]
10:17:04,920 [STX]7R|12|12^CLA||||||||service[CR][ETX]56[CR]
[LF]
10:17:04,920 [ACK]
10:17:04,998 [STX]0M|1|RC|||2001601|20111001|||[CR][ETX]8F[C
R][LF]
10:17:04,998 [ACK]
10:17:05,061 [STX]1L|1|N[CR][ETX]04[CR][LF]
10:17:05,061 [ACK]
10:17:05,108 [EOT]

Sample 2 (with !-flag for pH)


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11:01:02,941 [ENQ]
11:01:02,941 [ACK]
11:01:03,051 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315110221[CR][ETX]6A[CR][LF]
11:01:03,051 [ACK]
11:01:03,098 [STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
11:01:03,098 [ACK]
11:01:03,191 [STX]3O|1|002|2^^^^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||201103151
02140[CR][ETX]E8[CR][LF]
11:01:03,191 [ACK]
11:01:03,270 [STX]4R|1|1^SG|1.010|||||||service[CR][ETX]A9[C
R][LF]
11:01:03,285 [ACK]
11:01:03,348 [STX]5R|2|2^pH|6|||||||service[CR][ETX]10[CR][L
F]
11:01:03,363 [ACK]
11:01:03,426 [STX]6C|2|I|!|I[CR][ETX]5E[CR][LF]
11:01:03,426 [ACK]
11:01:03,504 [STX]7R|3|3^LEU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]46[CR
][LF]
11:01:03,504 [ACK]
11:01:03,582 [STX]0R|4|4^NIT|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]46[CR
][LF]
11:01:03,582 [ACK]
11:01:03,660 [STX]1R|5|5^PRO|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4F[CR
][LF]
11:01:03,660 [ACK]
11:01:03,738 [STX]2R|6|6^GLU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]49[CR
][LF]
11:01:03,738 [ACK]
11:01:03,817 [STX]3R|7|7^KET|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]48[CR
][LF]
11:01:03,817 [ACK]
11:01:03,895 [STX]4R|8|8^UBG|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]45[CR
][LF]
11:01:03,895 [ACK]
11:01:03,973 [STX]5R|9|9^BIL|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]41[CR
][LF]
11:01:03,988 [ACK]
11:01:04,051 [STX]6R|10|10^ERY|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]AB[
CR][LF]
11:01:04,067 [ACK]
11:01:04,145 [STX]7R|11|11^COL|p.yel|||||||service[CR][ETX]4
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11:01:04,145 [ACK]
11:01:04,223 [STX]0R|12|12^CLA||||||||service[CR][ETX]4F[CR]
[LF]
11:01:04,223 [ACK]
11:01:04,301 [STX]1M|1|RC|||2001601|20111001|||[CR][ETX]90[C
R][LF]
11:01:04,301 [ACK]
11:01:04,363 [STX]2L|1|N[CR][ETX]05[CR][LF]
11:01:04,363 [ACK]
11:01:04,395 [EOT]

Sample 3 (with *- and S-flag for pH and sediment data for ERY and LEU)
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10:29:19,382 [ENQ]
10:29:19,382 [ACK]
10:29:19,492 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315103037[CR][ETX]71[CR][LF]
10:29:19,492 [ACK]
10:29:19,539 [STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
10:29:19,539 [ACK]
10:29:19,632 [STX]3O|1|003|3^^^^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||201103151
02801[CR][ETX]EE[CR][LF]
10:29:19,632 [ACK]
10:29:19,710 [STX]4R|1|1^SG|1.010|||||||service[CR][ETX]A9[C
R][LF]
10:29:19,710 [ACK]
10:29:19,789 [STX]5R|2|2^pH|8|||||||service[CR][ETX]12[CR][L
F]
10:29:19,789 [ACK]
10:29:19,851 [STX]6C|2|I|*^S|I[CR][ETX]18[CR][LF]
10:29:19,851 [ACK]
10:29:19,945 [STX]7R|3|3^LEU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]46[CR
][LF]
10:29:19,960 [ACK]
10:29:20,039 [STX]0R|4|4^NIT|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]46[CR
][LF]
10:29:20,039 [ACK]
10:29:20,117 [STX]1R|5|5^PRO|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4F[CR
][LF]
10:29:20,117 [ACK]
10:29:20,195 [STX]2R|6|6^GLU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]49[CR
][LF]
10:29:20,195 [ACK]
10:29:20,273 [STX]3R|7|7^KET|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]48[CR
][LF]
10:29:20,273 [ACK]
10:29:20,351 [STX]4R|8|8^UBG|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]45[CR
][LF]
10:29:20,351 [ACK]
10:29:20,429 [STX]5R|9|9^BIL|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]41[CR
][LF]
10:29:20,429 [ACK]
10:29:20,523 [STX]6R|10|10^ERY|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]AB[
CR][LF]
10:29:20,523 [ACK]
10:29:20,601 [STX]7R|11|11^COL|p.yel|||||||service[CR][ETX]4
A[CR][LF]
10:29:20,617 [ACK]
10:29:20,679 [STX]0R|12|12^CLA||||||||service[CR][ETX]4F[CR]
[LF]
10:29:20,695 [ACK]

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10:29:20,773 [STX]1R|13|51^ERY|5-10|||||||service[CR][ETX]37
[CR][LF]
10:29:20,773 [ACK]
10:29:20,867 [STX]2R|14|52^LEU|11-20|||||||service[CR][ETX]
7E[CR][LF]
10:29:20,867 [ACK]
10:29:20,945 [STX]3M|1|RC|||2001601|20111001|||[CR][ETX]92[C
R][LF]
10:29:20,945 [ACK]
10:29:21,007 [STX]4L|1|N[CR][ETX]07[CR][LF]
10:29:21,007 [ACK]
10:29:21,054 [EOT]

Sample 4 (with T-flag)


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10:31:58,340 [ENQ]
10:31:58,340 [ACK]
10:31:58,450 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315103316[CR][ETX]71[CR][LF]
10:31:58,465 [ACK]
10:31:58,528 [STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
10:31:58,528 [ACK]
10:31:58,621 [STX]3O|1|004|4^^^^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||201103151
03316[CR][ETX]F2[CR][LF]
10:31:58,621 [ACK]
10:31:58,700 [STX]4R|1|1^SG||||||||service[CR][ETX]B9[CR][LF
]
10:31:58,700 [ACK]
10:31:58,762 [STX]5C|1|I|T|I[CR][ETX]8F[CR][LF]
10:31:58,762 [ACK]
10:31:58,840 [STX]6R|2|2^pH||||||||service[CR][ETX]DB[CR][LF
]
10:31:58,840 [ACK]
10:31:58,903 [STX]7C|2|I|T|I[CR][ETX]92[CR][LF]
10:31:58,903 [ACK]
10:31:58,981 [STX]0R|3|3^LEU||||||||service[CR][ETX]05[CR][L
F]
10:31:58,981 [ACK]
10:31:59,043 [STX]1C|3|I|T|I[CR][ETX]8D[CR][LF]
10:31:59,059 [ACK]
10:31:59,121 [STX]2R|4|4^NIT||||||||service[CR][ETX]0E[CR][L
F]
10:31:59,137 [ACK]
10:31:59,200 [STX]3C|4|I|T|I[CR][ETX]90[CR][LF]
10:31:59,200 [ACK]
10:31:59,278 [STX]4R|5|5^PRO||||||||service[CR][ETX]18[CR][L
F]
10:31:59,278 [ACK]
10:31:59,340 [STX]5C|5|I|T|I[CR][ETX]93[CR][LF]
10:31:59,340 [ACK]
10:31:59,418 [STX]6R|6|6^GLU||||||||service[CR][ETX]13[CR][L
F]
10:31:59,418 [ACK]
10:31:59,481 [STX]7C|6|I|T|I[CR][ETX]96[CR][LF]
10:31:59,481 [ACK]
10:31:59,559 [STX]0R|7|7^KET||||||||service[CR][ETX]0B[CR][L
F]
10:31:59,559 [ACK]
10:31:59,621 [STX]1C|7|I|T|I[CR][ETX]91[CR][LF]
10:31:59,621 [ACK]
10:31:59,700 [STX]2R|8|8^UBG||||||||service[CR][ETX]09[CR][L

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10:31:59,715
10:31:59,762
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10:31:59,840

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10:31:59,856
10:31:59,918
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10:31:59,996

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10:31:59,996
10:32:00,059
10:32:00,059
10:32:00,137

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10:32:00,137
10:32:00,200
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10:32:00,278

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10:32:00,278
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10:32:00,371
10:32:00,418
10:32:00,434
10:32:00,465

Host

F]
[ACK]
[STX]3C|8|I|T|I[CR][ETX]94[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[STX]4R|9|9^BIL||||||||service[CR][ETX]06[CR][L
F]
[ACK]
[STX]5C|9|I|T|I[CR][ETX]97[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[STX]6R|10|10^ERY||||||||service[CR][ETX]71[CR]
[LF]
[ACK]
[STX]7C|10|I|T|I[CR][ETX]C1[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[STX]0R|11|11^COL||||||||service[CR][ETX]5B[CR]
[LF]
[ACK]
[STX]1C|11|I|T|I[CR][ETX]BC[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[STX]2R|12|12^CLA||||||||service[CR][ETX]51[CR]
[LF]
[ACK]
[STX]3M|1|RC|||2001601|20111001|||[CR][ETX]92[C
R][LF]
[ACK]
[STX]4L|1|N[CR][ETX]07[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[EOT]

Example: Upload sample result with raw data


Sample 1
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10:36:26,562 [ENQ]
10:36:26,562 [ACK]
10:36:26,672 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315103745[CR][ETX]77[CR][LF]
10:36:26,672 [ACK]
10:36:26,734 [STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
10:36:26,734 [ACK]
10:36:26,828 [STX]3O|1|001|1^^^^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||201103151
01754[CR][ETX]F0[CR][LF]
10:36:26,828 [ACK]
10:36:26,906 [STX]4R|1|1^SG|1.005|||||||service[CR][ETX]AD[C
R][LF]
10:36:26,906 [ACK]
10:36:26,984 [STX]5R|2|2^pH|7|||||||service[CR][ETX]11[CR][L
F]
10:36:27,000 [ACK]
10:36:27,062 [STX]6R|3|3^LEU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]45[CR
][LF]
10:36:27,078 [ACK]
10:36:27,156 [STX]7R|4|4^NIT|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4D[CR
][LF]
10:36:27,156 [ACK]
10:36:27,234 [STX]0R|5|5^PRO|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4E[CR
][LF]
10:36:27,234 [ACK]
10:36:27,312 [STX]1R|6|6^GLU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]48[CR
][LF]
10:36:27,312 [ACK]

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10:36:27,390 [STX]2R|7|7^KET|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]47[CR
][LF]
10:36:27,390 [ACK]
10:36:27,468 [STX]3R|8|8^UBG|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]44[CR
][LF]
10:36:27,468 [ACK]
10:36:27,547 [STX]4R|9|9^BIL|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]40[CR
][LF]
10:36:27,547 [ACK]
10:36:27,625 [STX]5R|10|10^ERY|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]AA[
CR][LF]
10:36:27,625 [ACK]
10:36:27,703 [STX]6R|11|11^COL|p.yel|||||||service[CR][ETX]4
9[CR][LF]
10:36:27,718 [ACK]
10:36:27,781 [STX]7R|12|12^CLA||||||||service[CR][ETX]56[CR]
[LF]
10:36:27,797 [ACK]
10:36:27,875 [STX]0M|1|RR|11^COM|blue|78.19[CR][ETX]1C[CR][L
F]
10:36:27,875 [ACK]
10:36:27,953 [STX]1M|2|RR|11^COM|green|76.80[CR][ETX]83[CR][
LF]
10:36:27,953 [ACK]
10:36:28,031 [STX]2M|3|RR|11^COM|orange|76.23[CR][ETX]ED[CR]
[LF]
10:36:28,031 [ACK]
10:36:28,109 [STX]3M|4|RR|10^ERY|green|69.07[CR][ETX]98[CR][
LF]
10:36:28,109 [ACK]
10:36:28,187 [STX]4M|5|RR|10^ERY|orange|73.75[CR][ETX]05[CR]
[LF]
10:36:28,187 [ACK]
10:36:28,265 [STX]5M|6|RR|3^LEU|green|77.50[CR][ETX]61[CR][L
F]
10:36:28,265 [ACK]
10:36:28,343 [STX]6M|7|RR|4^NIT|green|77.37[CR][ETX]6E[CR][L
F]
10:36:28,359 [ACK]
10:36:28,422 [STX]7M|8|RR|7^KET|green|61.63[CR][ETX]64[CR][L
F]
10:36:28,437 [ACK]
10:36:28,515 [STX]0M|9|RR|6^GLU|green|78.90[CR][ETX]69[CR][L
F]
10:36:28,515 [ACK]
10:36:28,593 [STX]1M|10|RR|5^PRO|orange|70.13[CR][ETX]F8[CR]
[LF]
10:36:28,593 [ACK]
10:36:28,672 [STX]2M|11|RR|8^UBG|green|75.19[CR][ETX]8A[CR][
LF]
10:36:28,672 [ACK]
10:36:28,750 [STX]3M|12|RR|9^BIL|green|74.79[CR][ETX]8B[CR][
LF]
10:36:28,750 [ACK]
10:36:28,828 [STX]4M|13|RR|2^pH|green|36.18[CR][ETX]5E[CR][L
F]
10:36:28,828 [ACK]
10:36:28,906 [STX]5M|14|RR|2^pH|orange|25.07[CR][ETX]C7[CR][
LF]
10:36:28,906 [ACK]
10:36:28,984 [STX]6M|15|RR|1^SG|orange|06.51[CR][ETX]A8[CR][
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10:36:29,000 [ACK]
10:36:29,062 [STX]7M|16|RC|||2001601|20111001|||[CR][ETX]CC[
CR][LF]
10:36:29,078 [ACK]
10:36:29,125 [STX]0L|1|N[CR][ETX]03[CR][LF]
10:36:29,140 [ACK]
10:36:29,187 [EOT]

Sample 2 (with !-flag for pH)


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10:59:53,165 [ENQ]
10:59:53,165 [ACK]
10:59:53,274 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315110111[CR][ETX]68[CR][LF]
10:59:53,274 [ACK]
10:59:53,321 [STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
10:59:53,321 [ACK]
10:59:53,415 [STX]3O|1|002|2^^^^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||201103151
02140[CR][ETX]E8[CR][LF]
10:59:53,431 [ACK]
10:59:53,493 [STX]4R|1|1^SG|1.010|||||||service[CR][ETX]A9[C
R][LF]
10:59:53,509 [ACK]
10:59:53,587 [STX]5R|2|2^pH|6|||||||service[CR][ETX]10[CR][L
F]
10:59:53,587 [ACK]
10:59:53,649 [STX]6C|2|I|!|I[CR][ETX]5E[CR][LF]
10:59:53,649 [ACK]
10:59:53,728 [STX]7R|3|3^LEU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]46[CR
][LF]
10:59:53,728 [ACK]
10:59:53,806 [STX]0R|4|4^NIT|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]46[CR
][LF]
10:59:53,806 [ACK]
10:59:53,884 [STX]1R|5|5^PRO|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4F[CR
][LF]
10:59:53,884 [ACK]
10:59:53,962 [STX]2R|6|6^GLU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]49[CR
][LF]
10:59:53,962 [ACK]
10:59:54,040 [STX]3R|7|7^KET|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]48[CR
][LF]
10:59:54,040 [ACK]
10:59:54,118 [STX]4R|8|8^UBG|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]45[CR
][LF]
10:59:54,134 [ACK]
10:59:54,196 [STX]5R|9|9^BIL|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]41[CR
][LF]
10:59:54,212 [ACK]
10:59:54,290 [STX]6R|10|10^ERY|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]AB[
CR][LF]
10:59:54,290 [ACK]
10:59:54,368 [STX]7R|11|11^COL|p.yel|||||||service[CR][ETX]4
A[CR][LF]
10:59:54,368 [ACK]
10:59:54,446 [STX]0R|12|12^CLA||||||||service[CR][ETX]4F[CR]
[LF]
10:59:54,446 [ACK]
10:59:54,525 [STX]1M|1|RR|11^COM|blue|77.14[CR][ETX]17[CR][L
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10:59:54,525 [ACK]

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10:59:54,603 [STX]2M|2|RR|11^COM|green|75.73[CR][ETX]85[CR][
LF]
10:59:54,603 [ACK]
10:59:54,681 [STX]3M|3|RR|11^COM|orange|74.93[CR][ETX]F3[CR]
[LF]
10:59:54,681 [ACK]
10:59:54,759 [STX]4M|4|RR|10^ERY|green|66.56[CR][ETX]9A[CR][
LF]
10:59:54,775 [ACK]
10:59:54,837 [STX]5M|5|RR|10^ERY|orange|65.93[CR][ETX]07[CR]
[LF]
10:59:54,853 [ACK]
10:59:54,931 [STX]6M|6|RR|3^LEU|green|77.83[CR][ETX]68[CR][L
F]
10:59:54,931 [ACK]
10:59:55,009 [STX]7M|7|RR|4^NIT|green|78.86[CR][ETX]74[CR][L
F]
10:59:55,009 [ACK]
10:59:55,087 [STX]0M|8|RR|7^KET|green|61.32[CR][ETX]59[CR][L
F]
10:59:55,087 [ACK]
10:59:55,165 [STX]1M|9|RR|6^GLU|green|78.04[CR][ETX]65[CR][L
F]
10:59:55,165 [ACK]
10:59:55,243 [STX]2M|10|RR|5^PRO|orange|70.10[CR][ETX]F6[CR]
[LF]
10:59:55,243 [ACK]
10:59:55,322 [STX]3M|11|RR|8^UBG|green|75.26[CR][ETX]89[CR][
LF]
10:59:55,322 [ACK]
10:59:55,400 [STX]4M|12|RR|9^BIL|green|74.40[CR][ETX]80[CR][
LF]
10:59:55,415 [ACK]
10:59:55,478 [STX]5M|13|RR|2^pH|green|35.32[CR][ETX]5A[CR][L
F]
10:59:55,494 [ACK]
10:59:55,572 [STX]6M|14|RR|2^pH|orange|24.09[CR][ETX]C9[CR][
LF]
10:59:55,572 [ACK]
10:59:55,650 [STX]7M|15|RR|1^SG|orange|05.68[CR][ETX]B0[CR][
LF]
10:59:55,650 [ACK]
10:59:55,728 [STX]0M|16|RC|||2001601|20111001|||[CR][ETX]C5[
CR][LF]
10:59:55,728 [ACK]
10:59:55,790 [STX]1L|1|N[CR][ETX]04[CR][LF]
10:59:55,790 [ACK]
10:59:55,837 [EOT]

Sample 3 (with *- and S-flag for pH and sediment data for ERY and LEU)
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10:37:48,828 [ENQ]
10:37:48,843 [ACK]
10:37:48,937 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315103907[CR][ETX]77[CR][LF]
10:37:48,953 [ACK]
10:37:48,984 [STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
10:37:49,000 [ACK]
10:37:49,093 [STX]3O|1|003|3^^^^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||201103151
02801[CR][ETX]EE[CR][LF]
10:37:49,093 [ACK]

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10:37:49,172 [STX]4R|1|1^SG|1.010|||||||service[CR][ETX]A9[C
R][LF]
10:37:49,172 [ACK]
10:37:49,250 [STX]5R|2|2^pH|8|||||||service[CR][ETX]12[CR][L
F]
10:37:49,250 [ACK]
10:37:49,312 [STX]6C|2|I|*^S|I[CR][ETX]18[CR][LF]
10:37:49,312 [ACK]
10:37:49,390 [STX]7R|3|3^LEU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]46[CR
][LF]
10:37:49,390 [ACK]
10:37:49,468 [STX]0R|4|4^NIT|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]46[CR
][LF]
10:37:49,468 [ACK]
10:37:49,547 [STX]1R|5|5^PRO|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4F[CR
][LF]
10:37:49,547 [ACK]
10:37:49,625 [STX]2R|6|6^GLU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]49[CR
][LF]
10:37:49,640 [ACK]
10:37:49,703 [STX]3R|7|7^KET|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]48[CR
][LF]
10:37:49,718 [ACK]
10:37:49,797 [STX]4R|8|8^UBG|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]45[CR
][LF]
10:37:49,797 [ACK]
10:37:49,875 [STX]5R|9|9^BIL|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]41[CR
][LF]
10:37:49,875 [ACK]
10:37:49,953 [STX]6R|10|10^ERY|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]AB[
CR][LF]
10:37:49,953 [ACK]
10:37:50,031 [STX]7R|11|11^COL|p.yel|||||||service[CR][ETX]4
A[CR][LF]
10:37:50,031 [ACK]
10:37:50,109 [STX]0R|12|12^CLA||||||||service[CR][ETX]4F[CR]
[LF]
10:37:50,109 [ACK]
10:37:50,187 [STX]1R|13|51^ERY|5-10|||||||service[CR][ETX]37
[CR][LF]
10:37:50,187 [ACK]
10:37:50,265 [STX]2R|14|52^LEU|11-20|||||||service[CR][ETX]
7E[CR][LF]
10:37:50,281 [ACK]
10:37:50,343 [STX]3M|1|RR|11^COM|blue|74.73[CR][ETX]1B[CR][L
F]
10:37:50,359 [ACK]
10:37:50,437 [STX]4M|2|RR|11^COM|green|73.65[CR][ETX]86[CR][
LF]
10:37:50,437 [ACK]
10:37:50,515 [STX]5M|3|RR|11^COM|orange|73.35[CR][ETX]F0[CR]
[LF]
10:37:50,515 [ACK]
10:37:50,593 [STX]6M|4|RR|10^ERY|green|68.63[CR][ETX]9C[CR][
LF]
10:37:50,593 [ACK]
10:37:50,672 [STX]7M|5|RR|10^ERY|orange|73.44[CR][ETX]04[CR]
[LF]
10:37:50,672 [ACK]
10:37:50,750 [STX]0M|6|RR|3^LEU|green|76.22[CR][ETX]5A[CR][L
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10:37:50,828 [STX]1M|7|RR|4^NIT|green|77.83[CR][ETX]6A[CR][L
F]
10:37:50,828 [ACK]
10:37:50,906 [STX]2M|8|RR|7^KET|green|62.44[CR][ETX]5F[CR][L
F]
10:37:50,906 [ACK]
10:37:50,984 [STX]3M|9|RR|6^GLU|green|79.26[CR][ETX]6C[CR][L
F]
10:37:51,000 [ACK]
10:37:51,062 [STX]4M|10|RR|5^PRO|orange|70.25[CR][ETX]FE[CR]
[LF]
10:37:51,078 [ACK]
10:37:51,156 [STX]5M|11|RR|8^UBG|green|74.40[CR][ETX]86[CR][
LF]
10:37:51,156 [ACK]
10:37:51,234 [STX]6M|12|RR|9^BIL|green|74.32[CR][ETX]83[CR][
LF]
10:37:51,234 [ACK]
10:37:51,312 [STX]7M|13|RR|2^pH|green|35.36[CR][ETX]60[CR][L
F]
10:37:51,312 [ACK]
10:37:51,390 [STX]0M|14|RR|2^pH|orange|24.20[CR][ETX]BC[CR][
LF]
10:37:51,390 [ACK]
10:37:51,468 [STX]1M|15|RR|1^SG|orange|05.15[CR][ETX]A2[CR][
LF]
10:37:51,468 [ACK]
10:37:51,547 [STX]2M|16|RC|||2001601|20111001|||[CR][ETX]C7[
CR][LF]
10:37:51,547 [ACK]
10:37:51,609 [STX]3L|1|N[CR][ETX]06[CR][LF]
10:37:51,625 [ACK]
10:37:51,656 [EOT]

Sample 4 (with T-flag)


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10:38:09,531 [ENQ]
10:38:09,531 [ACK]
10:38:09,640 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315103928[CR][ETX]7A[CR][LF]
10:38:09,656 [ACK]
10:38:09,687 [STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
10:38:09,703 [ACK]
10:38:09,781 [STX]3O|1|004|4^^^^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||201103151
03316[CR][ETX]F2[CR][LF]
10:38:09,797 [ACK]
10:38:09,859 [STX]4R|1|1^SG||||||||service[CR][ETX]B9[CR][LF
]
10:38:09,875 [ACK]
10:38:09,937 [STX]5C|1|I|T|I[CR][ETX]8F[CR][LF]
10:38:09,937 [ACK]
10:38:10,015 [STX]6R|2|2^pH||||||||service[CR][ETX]DB[CR][LF
]
10:38:10,015 [ACK]
10:38:10,078 [STX]7C|2|I|T|I[CR][ETX]92[CR][LF]
10:38:10,078 [ACK]
10:38:10,156 [STX]0R|3|3^LEU||||||||service[CR][ETX]05[CR][L
F]
10:38:10,156 [ACK]
10:38:10,218 [STX]1C|3|I|T|I[CR][ETX]8D[CR][LF]
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10:38:10,297 [STX]2R|4|4^NIT||||||||service[CR][ETX]0E[CR][L
F]
10:38:10,297 [ACK]
10:38:10,359 [STX]3C|4|I|T|I[CR][ETX]90[CR][LF]
10:38:10,359 [ACK]
10:38:10,437 [STX]4R|5|5^PRO||||||||service[CR][ETX]18[CR][L
F]
10:38:10,453 [ACK]
10:38:10,500 [STX]5C|5|I|T|I[CR][ETX]93[CR][LF]
10:38:10,515 [ACK]
10:38:10,593 [STX]6R|6|6^GLU||||||||service[CR][ETX]13[CR][L
F]
10:38:10,593 [ACK]
10:38:10,656 [STX]7C|6|I|T|I[CR][ETX]96[CR][LF]
10:38:10,656 [ACK]
10:38:10,734 [STX]0R|7|7^KET||||||||service[CR][ETX]0B[CR][L
F]
10:38:10,734 [ACK]
10:38:10,797 [STX]1C|7|I|T|I[CR][ETX]91[CR][LF]
10:38:10,797 [ACK]
10:38:10,875 [STX]2R|8|8^UBG||||||||service[CR][ETX]09[CR][L
F]
10:38:10,875 [ACK]
10:38:10,937 [STX]3C|8|I|T|I[CR][ETX]94[CR][LF]
10:38:10,937 [ACK]
10:38:11,000 [STX]4R|9|9^BIL||||||||service[CR][ETX]06[CR][L
F]
10:38:11,000 [ACK]
10:38:11,062 [STX]5C|9|I|T|I[CR][ETX]97[CR][LF]
10:38:11,078 [ACK]
10:38:11,140 [STX]6R|10|10^ERY||||||||service[CR][ETX]71[CR]
[LF]
10:38:11,156 [ACK]
10:38:11,218 [STX]7C|10|I|T|I[CR][ETX]C1[CR][LF]
10:38:11,218 [ACK]
10:38:11,297 [STX]0R|11|11^COL||||||||service[CR][ETX]5B[CR]
[LF]
10:38:11,297 [ACK]
10:38:11,359 [STX]1C|11|I|T|I[CR][ETX]BC[CR][LF]
10:38:11,359 [ACK]
10:38:11,437 [STX]2R|12|12^CLA||||||||service[CR][ETX]51[CR]
[LF]
10:38:11,437 [ACK]
10:38:11,515 [STX]3M|1|RR|11^COM|blue|83.49[CR][ETX]1E[CR][L
F]
10:38:11,515 [ACK]
10:38:11,593 [STX]4M|2|RR|11^COM|green|80.23[CR][ETX]7E[CR][
LF]
10:38:11,593 [ACK]
10:38:11,672 [STX]5M|3|RR|11^COM|orange|82.25[CR][ETX]EF[CR]
[LF]
10:38:11,672 [ACK]
10:38:11,750 [STX]6M|4|RR|10^ERY|green|78.72[CR][ETX]9D[CR][
LF]
10:38:11,765 [ACK]
10:38:11,828 [STX]7M|5|RR|10^ERY|orange|81.64[CR][ETX]05[CR]
[LF]
10:38:11,843 [ACK]
10:38:11,922 [STX]0M|6|RR|3^LEU|green|81.78[CR][ETX]61[CR][L
F]
10:38:11,922 [ACK]
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F]
10:38:12,000 [ACK]
10:38:12,078 [STX]2M|8|RR|7^KET|green|75.75[CR][ETX]67[CR][L
F]
10:38:12,078 [ACK]
10:38:12,156 [STX]3M|9|RR|6^GLU|green|79.73[CR][ETX]6E[CR][L
F]
10:38:12,156 [ACK]
10:38:12,234 [STX]4M|10|RR|5^PRO|orange|82.63[CR][ETX]03[CR]
[LF]
10:38:12,234 [ACK]
10:38:12,312 [STX]5M|11|RR|8^UBG|green|80.48[CR][ETX]8B[CR][
LF]
10:38:12,312 [ACK]
10:38:12,390 [STX]6M|12|RR|9^BIL|green|79.14[CR][ETX]88[CR][
LF]
10:38:12,406 [ACK]
10:38:12,468 [STX]7M|13|RR|2^pH|green|75.16[CR][ETX]62[CR][L
F]
10:38:12,484 [ACK]
10:38:12,562 [STX]0M|14|RR|2^pH|orange|80.71[CR][ETX]C4[CR][
LF]
10:38:12,562 [ACK]
10:38:12,640 [STX]1M|15|RR|1^SG|orange|73.00[CR][ETX]A1[CR][
LF]
10:38:12,640 [ACK]
10:38:12,718 [STX]2M|16|RC|||2001601|20111001|||[CR][ETX]C7[
CR][LF]
10:38:12,718 [ACK]
10:38:12,765 [STX]3L|1|N[CR][ETX]06[CR][LF]
10:38:12,765 [ACK]
10:38:12,812 [EOT]

Example: Upload control result without raw data


u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411

10:08:06,437 [ENQ]
10:08:06,437 [ACK]
10:08:06,547 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315100925[CR][ETX]74[CR][LF]
10:08:06,562 [ACK]
10:08:06,609 [STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
10:08:06,625 [ACK]
10:08:06,703 [STX]3O|1||0^^^^CONTROL||R||||||X\Q|||201103151
00924[CR][ETX]68[CR][LF]
10:08:06,718 [ACK]
10:08:06,797 [STX]4R|1|1^SG|1.010|||||||service[CR][ETX]A9[C
R][LF]
10:08:06,812 [ACK]
10:08:06,890 [STX]5R|2|2^pH|8|||||||service[CR][ETX]12[CR][L
F]
10:08:06,890 [ACK]
10:08:06,968 [STX]6R|3|3^LEU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]45[CR
][LF]
10:08:06,968 [ACK]
10:08:07,047 [STX]7R|4|4^NIT|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4D[CR
][LF]
10:08:07,047 [ACK]
10:08:07,125 [STX]0R|5|5^PRO|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4E[CR
][LF]
10:08:07,125 [ACK]
10:08:07,203 [STX]1R|6|6^GLU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]48[CR

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][LF]
10:08:07,203 [ACK]
10:08:07,281 [STX]2R|7|7^KET|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]47[CR
][LF]
10:08:07,281 [ACK]
10:08:07,359 [STX]3R|8|8^UBG|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]44[CR
][LF]
10:08:07,359 [ACK]
10:08:07,437 [STX]4R|9|9^BIL|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]40[CR
][LF]
10:08:07,453 [ACK]
10:08:07,531 [STX]5R|10|10^ERY|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]AA[
CR][LF]
10:08:07,531 [ACK]
10:08:07,609 [STX]6R|11|11^COL|p.yel|||||||service[CR][ETX]4
9[CR][LF]
10:08:07,609 [ACK]
10:08:07,703 [STX]7M|1|RC|||2001601|20111001|ctrl|123456|201
11001[CR][ETX]06[CR][LF]
10:08:07,703 [ACK]
10:08:07,750 [STX]0L|1|N[CR][ETX]03[CR][LF]
10:08:07,750 [ACK]
10:08:07,796 [EOT]

Example: Upload control result with raw data


u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411

10:34:59,593 [ENQ]
10:34:59,609 [ACK]
10:34:59,703 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315103618[CR][ETX]76[CR][LF]
10:34:59,718 [ACK]
10:34:59,765 [STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
10:34:59,781 [ACK]
10:34:59,875 [STX]3O|1||0^^^^CONTROL||R||||||X\Q|||201103151
00924[CR][ETX]68[CR][LF]
10:34:59,875 [ACK]
10:34:59,953 [STX]4R|1|1^SG|1.010|||||||service[CR][ETX]A9[C
R][LF]
10:34:59,953 [ACK]
10:35:00,031 [STX]5R|2|2^pH|8|||||||service[CR][ETX]12[CR][L
F]
10:35:00,031 [ACK]
10:35:00,109 [STX]6R|3|3^LEU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]45[CR
][LF]
10:35:00,109 [ACK]
10:35:00,187 [STX]7R|4|4^NIT|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4D[CR
][LF]
10:35:00,187 [ACK]
10:35:00,265 [STX]0R|5|5^PRO|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]4E[CR
][LF]
10:35:00,265 [ACK]
10:35:00,343 [STX]1R|6|6^GLU|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]48[CR
][LF]
10:35:00,359 [ACK]
10:35:00,422 [STX]2R|7|7^KET|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]47[CR
][LF]
10:35:00,437 [ACK]
10:35:00,515 [STX]3R|8|8^UBG|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]44[CR
][LF]
10:35:00,515 [ACK]
10:35:00,593 [STX]4R|9|9^BIL|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]40[CR

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Host

][LF]
10:35:00,593 [ACK]
10:35:00,672 [STX]5R|10|10^ERY|neg|||||||service[CR][ETX]AA[
CR][LF]
10:35:00,672 [ACK]
10:35:00,750 [STX]6R|11|11^COL|p.yel|||||||service[CR][ETX]4
9[CR][LF]
10:35:00,750 [ACK]
10:35:00,828 [STX]7M|1|RR|11^COM|blue|74.53[CR][ETX]1D[CR][L
F]
10:35:00,828 [ACK]
10:35:00,906 [STX]0M|2|RR|11^COM|green|73.39[CR][ETX]83[CR][
LF]
10:35:00,906 [ACK]
10:35:00,984 [STX]1M|3|RR|11^COM|orange|72.37[CR][ETX]ED[CR]
[LF]
10:35:00,984 [ACK]
10:35:01,062 [STX]2M|4|RR|10^ERY|green|68.44[CR][ETX]97[CR][
LF]
10:35:01,078 [ACK]
10:35:01,140 [STX]3M|5|RR|10^ERY|orange|73.07[CR][ETX]FF[CR]
[LF]
10:35:01,156 [ACK]
10:35:01,234 [STX]4M|6|RR|3^LEU|green|76.90[CR][ETX]63[CR][L
F]
10:35:01,234 [ACK]
10:35:01,312 [STX]5M|7|RR|4^NIT|green|78.11[CR][ETX]66[CR][L
F]
10:35:01,312 [ACK]
10:35:01,390 [STX]6M|8|RR|7^KET|green|62.41[CR][ETX]60[CR][L
F]
10:35:01,390 [ACK]
10:35:01,468 [STX]7M|9|RR|6^GLU|green|77.33[CR][ETX]6C[CR][L
F]
10:35:01,468 [ACK]
10:35:01,547 [STX]0M|10|RR|5^PRO|orange|70.10[CR][ETX]F4[CR]
[LF]
10:35:01,547 [ACK]
10:35:01,625 [STX]1M|11|RR|8^UBG|green|74.08[CR][ETX]86[CR][
LF]
10:35:01,625 [ACK]
10:35:01,703 [STX]2M|12|RR|9^BIL|green|73.60[CR][ETX]7F[CR][
LF]
10:35:01,718 [ACK]
10:35:01,781 [STX]3M|13|RR|2^pH|green|32.52[CR][ETX]57[CR][L
F]
10:35:01,797 [ACK]
10:35:01,875 [STX]4M|14|RR|2^pH|orange|21.44[CR][ETX]C3[CR][
LF]
10:35:01,875 [ACK]
10:35:01,953 [STX]5M|15|RR|1^SG|orange|05.43[CR][ETX]A7[CR][
LF]
10:35:01,953 [ACK]
10:35:02,047 [STX]6M|16|RC|||2001601|20111001|ctrl|123456|20
111001[CR][ETX]3B[CR][LF]
10:35:02,047 [ACK]
10:35:02,093 [STX]7L|1|N[CR][ETX]0A[CR][LF]
10:35:02,093 [ACK]
10:35:02,140 [EOT]

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Example: Worklist download


The cobas u 411 analyzer starts the request
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411

10:41:34,530 [ENQ]
10:41:34,655 [ACK]
10:41:34,686 [STX]1H|\^&|||cobasu411^8^3.2.0.1001^Int|||||
||P||20110315104252[CR][ETX]71[CR][LF]
10:41:35,061 [ACK]
10:41:35,093 [STX]2Q|1|^ALL[CR][ETX]F3[CR][LF]
10:41:35,468 [ACK]
10:41:35,515 [STX]3L|1|N[CR][ETX]06[CR][LF]
10:41:35,874 [ACK]
10:41:35,905 [EOT]

Host sends the sample ID 012


Host
u411
Host
u411
Host
u411
Host

10:41:37,296
10:41:37,311
10:41:37,515
10:41:37,561
10:41:37,921
10:41:37,952
10:41:38,327

u411
Host
u411
Host

10:41:38,624
10:41:38,733
10:41:38,765
10:41:39,140

[ENQ]
[ACK]
[STX]1H|\^&|||Host|||||||P[CR][ETX]AB[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[STX]2P|1[CR][ETX]3F[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[STX]3O|1|012|^^^^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||2011031510
4136[CR][ETX]BE[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[STX]4L|1|N[CR][ETX]07[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[EOT]

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5.2 ASTM Urisys 2400 protocol


5.2.1 General
This chapter describes the ASTM URISYS 2400 protocol. This protocol consists of Records,
Frames and Messages.
A Record is the smallest logical group of information
A Frame is a defined data structure that contains a data block to be transmitted
Messages are a collection of several records packed in frames into a logical unit
Note: The ASTM Urisys 2400 protocol is based on the ASTM protocol specification.

Records
A record is the smallest logical group of information. The ASTM Urisys 2400 protocol supports the
following records:
Identifier
H
P

Name
Header record
Patient information
record

O
R
C

Order record
Result record
Comment record

Manufacturer record

Request information
record
Termination record

Description
First record in every message, mandatory
This record is used to download patient demographics
from the host system to the analyzer. With the cobas u
411 analyzer no patient data can be handled. Therefore
the patient record is always empty.
This record defines the attributes of a particular order.
Measurement data
This record is used for the transmission of sample flags
and result flags.
This record is used for the transmission of raw data,
additional information for patient, control results.
Worklist request (query). Not supported.
Does not exist in ASTM URISYS 2400 protocol.
Last record in every message, mandatory

Frames
A frame is a defined data structure that encapsulates a data block to be transmitted. According to
the ASTM Urisys 2400 protocol specification, a frame may contain one or more records. However,
the implementation in the cobas u 411 analyzer contains one record only. Each frame has the
following structure:
Description
ASCII
(hex)

Start of
text
STX
(0x02)

Frame
No.

Protocol
specific
record
data

End of
text
ETX
(0x03)

Checksum

Carriage
return
CR
(0x0D)

Line feed
LF
(0x0A)

The frame no. always starts at 1 and will be incremented by one for each record. If the frame
reaches no. 7, the numbering starts at 0 (zero).

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Usually, the ASTM protocol contains one record only per frame:
[STX] + Frame no. + Information (record) + [ETX] + Checksum + [CR] + [LF]
The ASTM Urisys 2400 protocol is a special implementation of ASTM. All records will be packed in
one frame. According to ASTM standard the total length of the data in one frame (message) is 247
bytes (including frame overhead). Messages longer than 240 bytes are divided into several frames,
called sub-frame. Such a sub-frame is terminated with an [ETB] character:
[STX] + Frame no. + Information 1 + [ETB] + Checksum + [CR] + [LF]
[STX] + Frame no. + Information 2 + [ETX] + Checksum + [CR] + [LF] (Msg-end, therefore [ETX])
Example:
u411
Host

10:46:36,385 [ENQ]
10:46:36,385 [ACK]

Information 1
u411

Host

10:46:36,682 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1|001|1^^^service^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||2011031510
1754[CR]R|1|^^^1|1.005|||||[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|
^^^2|7|||||[CR]C|2|I||I[CR]R|3|^^^3|NEG|||||[CR
]C|3|I||I[CR]R|4|^^^4|NEG|||||[CR]C|4|I||I[CR]R
|5|^^^5|NEG|||||[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6|NEG|||
||[CR][ETB]97[CR][LF] [ETB] Device control
10:46:36,698 [ACK]

Information 2
u411

Host
u411

10:46:36,932 [STX]2C|6|I||I[CR]R|7|^^^7|NEG|||||[CR]C|7|I||I
[CR]R|8|^^^8|NEG|||||[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|^^^9|N
EG|||||[CR]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10|NEG|||||[CR]C
|10|I||I[CR]R|11|^^^11|p.yel|||||[CR]C|11|I||I[
CR]R|12|^^^12||||||X[CR]C|12|I||I[CR]L|1|[CR][E
TX]D3[CR][LF]
[ETX] End of text
10:46:36,932 [ACK]
10:46:36,979 [EOT]

Messages
Messages are collections of several records packed in frames into a logical unit. A message starts
with a Header Record (H) and ends with the Termination Record (L).

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5.2.2 Communication structure


Only the cobas u 411 analyzer can start a communication. The cobas u 411 analyzer is always
the master, the host system the slave.
A communication is initialized when the ASCII character ENQ
(Hex 05) is sent to the host system.
The host system (slave) acknowledges its readiness to
communicate by sending the ASCII character ACK (Hex 06) or
if it is not ready the ASCII character NAK (Hex 15).

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If the host system has positively acknowledged its readiness to


communicate (ACK), the cobas u 411 analyzer transmits the
message frame by frame.
The host system confirms the frame reception with ACK.
The host system can trigger a resending of the last sent frame
with NAK.
The communication session is terminated with the ASCII
character EOT (Hex 04).

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5.2.3 Record descriptions


In this chapter, the meaning of the fields in individual records will be explained in the form of tables.
Fields which are not supported by the cobas u 411 analyzer are highlighted in grey.
For a better comprehension, there is a detailed example for each record description following the
table. Example trace files of different data interchanges are added at the end of this protocol
description.

Message header record


Each message starts with the Message Header Record. This record is mandatory.
No. Field
1
Record type ID

Content
H

|
\
^
&

3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14

Field Delimiter
Repeat Delimiter
Component Delimiter
Escape Delimiter
Message control ID
Access password
Sender name or ID
Sender street address
Reserved field
Sender telephone
number
Characteristics of
sender
Receiver ID
Comment of special
instructinos
Processing ID
Version number
Date and time of
message

serial no.

Comment
The character H identifies the record as a
message header record.
Defines the delimiters to be used
throughout the subsequent records of the
message.
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
Serial number of the analyzer

Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer

P
software version

Always P (production)
e.g. 3.2.0.1001
Not supported and not transmitted

Example:
No:
1
2
3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
CR
Content: H | \^& | | | 8 | | | | | | | P | 3.2.0.1001 [CR]

Patient information record


Although the cobas u 411 analyzer does not record any patient data, the Patient Information
Record is mandatory by the ASTM standard. For this reason the cobas u 411 analyzer transmits
an empty record.
No.
1
2

3 .. 35

Field
Record type ID

Comment
The character P identifies the record as a
patient record.
Sequence no.
1
The cobas u 411 analyzer sends one order
per transmission only. Therefore this value is
always 1.
All further fields are not supported and not transmitted

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Example:
No:
1
2 CR
Content: P | 1 [CR]

Order record
The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the Order Record to transmit general sample information such as
sample ID, sequence no. etc.
No.
1

Field
Record type ID

Content
O

Sequence no.

Specimen ID

sample ID

Instrument
specimen ID

sample no
^rack ID
^position no.
^operator ID
^data carrier type

5
6

Universal test ID
Priority

Request/ordered
date and time
Specimen collection
date and time
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
Collection end time
Collection volume
Collector ID
Action code
X or X\Q
Always X, in case of control samples X\Q
Danger code
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
Relevant clinical
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
information
Date / time
Date and time (format YYYYMMDDhhmmss)
specimen received
example 20000202035009
All further fields are not supported and not transmitted

8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 .. 31

Comment
The character O identifies the record as an
order record.
The cobas u 411 analyzer sends one order
per transmission only. Therefore this value is
always 1.
ID of the sample, numerical or
alphanumerical value (max. 13 digits)
The cobas u 411 analyzer supports only
sample no, user ID and data carrier type
(SAMPLE for patient samples, CONTROL
for control samples. For order download the
sample no is not needed and is ignored.
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
Always R (routine sample), the cobas u 411
analyzer does not support emergency
samples

Example patient sample:


No:
1
2
3
4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Content: O | 1 | 001 | 1^^^service^SAMPLE | | R | | | | | | X | | |
No:
15
CR
Content: 20110315101754 [CR]

Example control sample:


No:
1
2
3 4
5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14
Content: O | 1 | | 0^^^^CONTROL | | R | | | | | | X\Q | | |
No:
15
CR
Content: 20110315100924 [CR]

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Result record
The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the Result Record to transmit the measurement data. Each test
needs a separate Result Record. Flags related to test strip error, e.g. strip upside down, are sent
in this Result Record in no. 7 and no. 9. Flags related to results are sent in the Comment Record
and must be observed.
No. Field
1 Record type ID

Content
R

2 Sequence no.

1 12

3 Universal test ID

^
^
^test no.

4 Data or
measurement value

result value

5 Unit

6 Reference ranges
7 Result abnorm. flag
8 Nature of
abnormality testing
9 Result status
10 .. 14

unit

Comment
The character R identifies the record as a
result record.
The cobas u 411 analyzer always saves 12
results (color and clarity included)
Test no list (fixation):
1: SG
2: pH
3: LEU
4: NIT
5: PRO
6: GLU
7: KET
8: UBG
9: BIL
10: ERY
11: COL
12: CLA
Result value:
Numerical value (e.g. 1.030) or
alphanumerical value (e.g. neg.)
Important: To be compatible with the
original URISYS 2400 analyzer, the following
conversions are done in the driver:
pos
POS
pos.
POS
neg
NEG
neg.
NEG
norm
NORM
norm.
NORM
Alphanumerical value (e.g. mg/dL), only if
result can be represented by several units
Important: All l letters, which stand for
liter, are converted to capital letters (e. g.
ml
mL) and character is translated to a
u character.
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer
Flag R: Test Strip Error
Not used in cobas u 411 analyzer

Flag X: Order cannot be done. Usually, in


combination with result abnormal flag (R)
All further fields are not supported and not transmitted

Example:
No:
1
2
3
4
5 6 7 8 9 CR
Content: R | 1 | ^^^1 | 1.005 | | | | | [CR]
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Example (test strip error: R/X-Flag):


No:
1
2
3
4 5 6
7 8
9 CR
Content: R | 2 | ^^^2 | | | | R | | X [CR]

Comment record
Every Result Record has a Comment Record attached. The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the
Comment Record to transmit the sample flags and result flags. In case of no flag, an empty
Comment Record is transmitted.
No. Field
1 Record type ID
2 Sequence no.
3 Comment source
4 Comment text

5 Comment type
Attention:

Content
C

Comment
The character C identifies the record as a
comment record.
1
The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the same
sequence number as the prior result record.
I
Always I (clinical instrument system)
Sample result flags The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the
comment record only for transmitting flags,
each flag is separated with the ^ delimiter.
I
Always I (instrument flag(s) comment)

Flags are in order to bring some of the values to attention of the operator. Therefore
it is important that these flags are displayed on the host system. If these flags are
not displayed, this could mislead the operator to wrong conclusions and medical
decisions!
Read the chapter 2.4 Flags for detailed information!

Example (result record and comment record

no flag):

Content: R|2|^^^2|7|||||[CR]

Result record

No:
1
2
3 4
5 CR
Content: C | 2 | I | | I [CR]

Comment record without flags

Example (result record and comment record


Content: R|2|^^^2|6|||||[CR]
No:
1
2
3
4
5 CR
Content: C | 2 | I | ! | I [CR]

Example (result record and comment record


Content: R|2|^^^2|8|||||[CR]
No:
1
2
3
4
5 CR
Content: C | 2 | I | *^S | I [CR]

Example (result record and comment record


Content: R|2|^^^2||||R||X[CR]
No:
1
2
3
4 5 CR
Content: C | 2 | I | | I [CR]
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edited result: !-flag:):


Result record
Comment record with flags

abnormal and sieve: *-flag and S-flag):


Result record
Comment record with flags

test strip error: R/X-flag):


Result record with flags
Comment Record without flags
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Manufacturer record (raw result record - RR)


The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the Manufacturer Record RR to transmit raw data for special
application (e.g. evaluation / research). It is possible to activate this application via the user
interface (Utilities / Tools2 / Service Raw Data to Host
ON)
No. Field
1 Record type ID

Content
M

2 Sequence no.

1 16

3 Record type sub-ID


4 Raw result value

RR
Reflectance

Comment
The character M identifies the record as a
manufacturer record.
The cobas u 411 analyzer determines
always 16 results, running number
Always RR (raw result)
floating number in the format ##.## (e.g.
88.06) fix order for raw result value:
1: COM blue
2: COM green
3: COM orange
4: ERY green
5: ERY orange
6: LEU green
7: NIT green
8: KET green
9: GLU green
10: PRO orange
11: UBG green
12: BIL green
13: pH green
14: pH orange
15: SG orange
16: not used, always 0

Example:
No:
1
2
3
4
CR
Content: M | 1 | RR | 78.19 | [CR]

Manufacturer record (result context record - RC)


The cobas u 411 analyzer uses the Manufacturer Record RC to transmit the control name as
well as the control lot number.
No. Field
1 Record type ID
2
3
4
5

Sequence no.
Record type sub-ID
Test strip cassette lot number
Date / time test strip cassette
set
6 Control name
7 Control identifier

Content
M
1
RC

e.g. Ctrl
e.g. 123456

Comment
The character M identifies the record
as a manufacturer record.
Running number
Always RC (result context)
Always empty
Always empty
Control name
Control lot no

Example:
No:
1
2
3
4 5
6
7
CR
Content: M | 1 | RC | | | ctrl | 123456 | [CR]
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Termination record
Each message is closed with the Message Terminator Record. This record is mandatory.
No. Field
1 Record type ID
2 Sequence no.
3 Termination code

Content
L
1

Comment
The character L identifies the record
as a message terminator record.
Per definition always 1
Empty if normal end of message

Example:
No:
1
2
3 CR
Content: L | 1 |
[CR]

Scientific Record
This type of record is not used in cobas u 411 analyzer (the character S would identify the record
as a scientific record).

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5.2.4 ASTM Urisys 2400 trace file examples


Example: Upload sample result without raw data
- Sample 1
- Sample 2 (with !-flag for pH)
- Sample 3 (with *- and S-flag for pH)
- Sample 4 (with T-flag)
Example: Upload sample result with raw data
- Sample 1
- Sample 2 (with !-flag for pH)
- Sample 3 (with *- and S-flag for pH)
- Sample 4 (with T-flag)
Example: Upload control result without raw data
Example: Upload control result with raw data
Example: Worklist download

Example: Upload sample result without raw data


Sample 1
u411
Host
u411

Host
u411

Host
u411

10:46:36,385 [ENQ]
10:46:36,385 [ACK]
10:46:36,682 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1|001|1^^^service^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||2011031510
1754[CR]R|1|^^^1|1.005|||||[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|
^^^2|7|||||[CR]C|2|I||I[CR]R|3|^^^3|NEG|||||[CR
]C|3|I||I[CR]R|4|^^^4|NEG|||||[CR]C|4|I||I[CR]R
|5|^^^5|NEG|||||[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6|NEG|||
||[CR][ETB]97[CR][LF]
10:46:36,698 [ACK]
10:46:36,932 [STX]2C|6|I||I[CR]R|7|^^^7|NEG|||||[CR]C|7|I||I
[CR]R|8|^^^8|NEG|||||[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|^^^9|N
EG|||||[CR]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10|NEG|||||[CR]C
|10|I||I[CR]R|11|^^^11|p.yel|||||[CR]C|11|I||I[
CR]R|12|^^^12||||||X[CR]C|12|I||I[CR]L|1|[CR][E
TX]D3[CR][LF]
10:46:36,932 [ACK]
10:46:36,979 [EOT]

Sample 2 (with !-flag for pH)


u411
Host
u411

Host
u411

11:02:07,436 [ENQ]
11:02:07,436 [ACK]
11:02:07,733 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1|002|2^^^service^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||2011031510
2140[CR]R|1|^^^1|1.010|||||[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|
^^^2|6|||||[CR]C|2|I|!|I[CR]R|3|^^^3|NEG|||||[C
R]C|3|I||I[CR]R|4|^^^4|NEG|||||[CR]C|4|I||I[CR]
R|5|^^^5|NEG|||||[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6|NEG||
|||[ETB]9E[CR][LF]
11:02:07,748 [ACK]
11:02:07,983 [STX]2[CR]C|6|I||I[CR]R|7|^^^7|NEG|||||[CR]C|7|
I||I[CR]R|8|^^^8|NEG|||||[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|^^
^9|NEG|||||[CR]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10|NEG|||||[
CR]C|10|I||I[CR]R|11|^^^11|p.yel|||||[CR]C|11|I
||I[CR]R|12|^^^12||||||X[CR]C|12|I||I[CR]L|1|[C
R][ETX]E0[CR][LF]

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11:02:07,983 [ACK]
11:02:08,029 [EOT]

Sample 3 (with *- and S-flag for pH)


u411
Host
u411

Host
u411

Host
u411

10:48:02,056 [ENQ]
10:48:02,056 [ACK]
10:48:02,353 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1|003|3^^^service^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||2011031510
2801[CR]R|1|^^^1|1.010|||||[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|
^^^2|8|||||[CR]C|2|I|*^S|I[CR]R|3|^^^3|NEG|||||
[CR]C|3|I||I[CR]R|4|^^^4|NEG|||||[CR]C|4|I||I[C
R]R|5|^^^5|NEG|||||[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6|NEG
|||[ETB]68[CR][LF]
10:48:02,353 [ACK]
10:48:02,587 [STX]2||[CR]C|6|I||I[CR]R|7|^^^7|NEG|||||[CR]C|
7|I||I[CR]R|8|^^^8|NEG|||||[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|
^^^9|NEG|||||[CR]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10|NEG||||
|[CR]C|10|I||I[CR]R|11|^^^11|p.yel|||||[CR]C|11
|I||I[CR]R|12|^^^12||||||X[CR]C|12|I||I[CR]L|1|
[CR][ETX]D8[CR][LF]
10:48:02,603 [ACK]
10:48:02,634 [EOT]

Sample 4 (with T-flag)


u411
Host
u411

Host
u411

Host
u411

10:48:41,159 [ENQ]
10:48:41,159 [ACK]
10:48:41,456 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1|004|4^^^service^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||2011031510
3316[CR]R|1|^^^1||||R||X[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|^^^
2||||R||X[CR]C|2|I||I[CR]R|3|^^^3||||R||X[CR]C|
3|I||I[CR]R|4|^^^4||||R||X[CR]C|4|I||I[CR]R|5|^
^^5||||R||X[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6||||R||X[CR]
C|6|I|[ETB]38[CR][LF]
10:48:41,471 [ACK]
10:48:41,706 [STX]2|I[CR]R|7|^^^7||||R||X[CR]C|7|I||I[CR]R|8
|^^^8||||R||X[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|^^^9||||R||X[C
R]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10||||R||X[CR]C|10|I||I[C
R]R|11|^^^11||||R||X[CR]C|11|I||I[CR]R|12|^^^12
||||R||X[CR]C|12|I||I[CR]L|1|[CR][ETX]F1[CR][LF
]
10:48:41,706 [ACK]
10:48:41,753 [EOT]

Example: Upload sample result with raw data


Sample 1
u411
Host
u411

10:50:41,013 [ENQ]
10:50:41,029 [ACK]
10:50:41,326 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1|001|1^^^service^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||2011031510
1754[CR]R|1|^^^1|1.005|||||[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|
^^^2|7|||||[CR]C|2|I||I[CR]R|3|^^^3|NEG|||||[CR
]C|3|I||I[CR]R|4|^^^4|NEG|||||[CR]C|4|I||I[CR]R
|5|^^^5|NEG|||||[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6|NEG|||

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u411

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u411

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||[CR][ETB]97[CR][LF]
10:50:41,326 [ACK]
10:50:41,622 [STX]2C|6|I||I[CR]R|7|^^^7|NEG|||||[CR]C|7|I||I
[CR]R|8|^^^8|NEG|||||[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|^^^9|N
EG|||||[CR]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10|NEG|||||[CR]C
|10|I||I[CR]R|11|^^^11|p.yel|||||[CR]C|11|I||I[
CR]R|12|^^^12||||||X[CR]C|12|I||I[CR]M|1|RR|78.
19|[CR]M|2|RR|76.80|[CR]M|3|RR|76.23|[CR]M|4|RR
|69.07|[CR]M|5|[ETB]6F[CR][LF]
10:50:41,622 [ACK]
10:50:41,857 [STX]3RR|73.75|[CR]M|6|RR|77.50|[CR]M|7|RR|77.3
7|[CR]M|8|RR|61.63|[CR]M|9|RR|78.90|[CR]M|10|RR
|70.13|[CR]M|11|RR|75.19|[CR]M|12|RR|74.79|[CR]
M|13|RR|36.18|[CR]M|14|RR|25.07|[CR]M|15|RR|06.
51|[CR]M|16|RR|0|[CR]L|1|[CR][ETX]70[CR][LF]
10:50:41,857 [ACK]
10:50:41,904 [EOT]

Sample 2 (with !-flag for pH)


u411
Host
u411

Host
u411

Host
u411

Host
u411

10:58:40,529 [ENQ]
10:58:40,529 [ACK]
10:58:40,826 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1|002|2^^^service^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||2011031510
2140[CR]R|1|^^^1|1.010|||||[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|
^^^2|6|||||[CR]C|2|I|!|I[CR]R|3|^^^3|NEG|||||[C
R]C|3|I||I[CR]R|4|^^^4|NEG|||||[CR]C|4|I||I[CR]
R|5|^^^5|NEG|||||[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6|NEG||
|||[ETB]9E[CR][LF]
10:58:40,826 [ACK]
10:58:41,138 [STX]2[CR]C|6|I||I[CR]R|7|^^^7|NEG|||||[CR]C|7|
I||I[CR]R|8|^^^8|NEG|||||[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|^^
^9|NEG|||||[CR]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10|NEG|||||[
CR]C|10|I||I[CR]R|11|^^^11|p.yel|||||[CR]C|11|I
||I[CR]R|12|^^^12||||||X[CR]C|12|I||I[CR]M|1|RR
|77.14|[CR]M|2|RR|75.73|[CR]M|3|RR|74.93|[CR]M|
4|RR|66.56|[CR]M|5[ETB]01[CR][LF]
10:58:41,138 [ACK]
10:58:41,357 [STX]3|RR|65.93|[CR]M|6|RR|77.83|[CR]M|7|RR|78.
86|[CR]M|8|RR|61.32|[CR]M|9|RR|78.04|[CR]M|10|R
R|70.10|[CR]M|11|RR|75.26|[CR]M|12|RR|74.40|[CR
]M|13|RR|35.32|[CR]M|14|RR|24.09|[CR]M|15|RR|05
.68|[CR]M|16|RR|0|[CR]L|1|[CR][ETX]E1[CR][LF]
10:58:41,357 [ACK]
10:58:41,404 [EOT]

Sample 3 (with *- and S-flag for pH)


u411
Host
u411

Host
u411

10:51:28,177 [ENQ]
10:51:28,177 [ACK]
10:51:28,474 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1|003|3^^^service^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||2011031510
2801[CR]R|1|^^^1|1.010|||||[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|
^^^2|8|||||[CR]C|2|I|*^S|I[CR]R|3|^^^3|NEG|||||
[CR]C|3|I||I[CR]R|4|^^^4|NEG|||||[CR]C|4|I||I[C
R]R|5|^^^5|NEG|||||[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6|NEG
|||[ETB]68[CR][LF]
10:51:28,474 [ACK]
10:51:28,771 [STX]2||[CR]C|6|I||I[CR]R|7|^^^7|NEG|||||[CR]C|

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10:51:28,786
10:51:29,021

Host
u411

10:51:29,021
10:51:29,067

Host

7|I||I[CR]R|8|^^^8|NEG|||||[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|
^^^9|NEG|||||[CR]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10|NEG||||
|[CR]C|10|I||I[CR]R|11|^^^11|p.yel|||||[CR]C|11
|I||I[CR]R|12|^^^12||||||X[CR]C|12|I||I[CR]M|1|
RR|74.73|[CR]M|2|RR|73.65|[CR]M|3|RR|73.35|[CR]
M|4|RR|68.63|[CR]M[ETB]44[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[STX]3|5|RR|73.44|[CR]M|6|RR|76.22|[CR]M|7|RR|7
7.83|[CR]M|8|RR|62.44|[CR]M|9|RR|79.26|[CR]M|10
|RR|70.25|[CR]M|11|RR|74.40|[CR]M|12|RR|74.32|[
CR]M|13|RR|35.36|[CR]M|14|RR|24.20|[CR]M|15|RR|
05.15|[CR]M|16|RR|0|[CR]L|1|[CR][ETX]81[CR][LF]
[ACK]
[EOT]

Sample 4 (with T-flag)


u411
Host
u411

Host
u411

Host
u411

Host
u411

10:51:43,737 [ENQ]
10:51:43,737 [ACK]
10:51:44,034 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1|004|4^^^service^SAMPLE||R||||||X|||2011031510
3316[CR]R|1|^^^1||||R||X[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|^^^
2||||R||X[CR]C|2|I||I[CR]R|3|^^^3||||R||X[CR]C|
3|I||I[CR]R|4|^^^4||||R||X[CR]C|4|I||I[CR]R|5|^
^^5||||R||X[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6||||R||X[CR]
C|6|I|[ETB]38[CR][LF]
10:51:44,034 [ACK]
10:51:44,346 [STX]2|I[CR]R|7|^^^7||||R||X[CR]C|7|I||I[CR]R|8
|^^^8||||R||X[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|^^^9||||R||X[C
R]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10||||R||X[CR]C|10|I||I[C
R]R|11|^^^11||||R||X[CR]C|11|I||I[CR]R|12|^^^12
||||R||X[CR]C|12|I||I[CR]M|1|RR|83.49|[CR]M|2|R
R|80.23|[CR]M|3|RR|82.25|[CR]M|4|RR|78.72|[CR]M
|5|RR|81.64|[CR]M|[ETB]F8[CR][LF]
10:51:44,346 [ACK]
10:51:44,565 [STX]36|RR|81.78|[CR]M|7|RR|80.56|[CR]M|8|RR|75
.75|[CR]M|9|RR|79.73|[CR]M|10|RR|82.63|[CR]M|11
|RR|80.48|[CR]M|12|RR|79.14|[CR]M|13|RR|75.16|[
CR]M|14|RR|80.71|[CR]M|15|RR|73.00|[CR]M|16|RR|
0|[CR]L|1|[CR][ETX]05[CR][LF]
10:51:44,565 [ACK]
10:51:44,612 [EOT]

Example: Upload control result without raw data


u411
Host
u411

Host
u411

10:45:58,677 [ENQ]
10:45:58,677 [ACK]
10:45:58,974 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1||0^^^^CONTROL||R||||||X\Q|||20110315100924[CR
]R|1|^^^1|1.010|||||[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|^^^2|8|
||||[CR]C|2|I||I[CR]R|3|^^^3|NEG|||||[CR]C|3|I|
|I[CR]R|4|^^^4|NEG|||||[CR]C|4|I||I[CR]R|5|^^^5
|NEG|||||[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6|NEG|||||[CR]C
|6|I||[ETB]CD[CR][LF]
10:45:58,974 [ACK]
10:45:59,208 [STX]2I[CR]R|7|^^^7|NEG|||||[CR]C|7|I||I[CR]R|8
|^^^8|NEG|||||[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|^^^9|NEG|||||
[CR]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10|NEG|||||[CR]C|10|I||
I[CR]R|11|^^^11|p.yel|||||[CR]C|11|I||I[CR]M|1|

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RC|||ctrl|123456|[CR]L|1|[CR][ETX]E3[CR][LF]
10:45:59,208 [ACK]
10:45:59,255 [EOT]

Example: Upload control result with raw data


u411
Host
u411

Host
u411

Host
u411

Host
u411

10:50:08,925 [ENQ]
10:50:08,925 [ACK]
10:50:09,222 [STX]1H|\^&|||8|||||||P|3.2.0.1001[CR]P|1[CR]O|
1||0^^^service^CONTROL||R||||||X\Q|||2011031510
0924[CR]R|1|^^^1|1.010|||||[CR]C|1|I||I[CR]R|2|
^^^2|8|||||[CR]C|2|I||I[CR]R|3|^^^3|NEG|||||[CR
]C|3|I||I[CR]R|4|^^^4|NEG|||||[CR]C|4|I||I[CR]R
|5|^^^5|NEG|||||[CR]C|5|I||I[CR]R|6|^^^6|NEG|||
||[CR][ETB]0C[CR][LF]
10:50:09,222 [ACK]
10:50:09,519 [STX]2C|6|I||I[CR]R|7|^^^7|NEG|||||[CR]C|7|I||I
[CR]R|8|^^^8|NEG|||||[CR]C|8|I||I[CR]R|9|^^^9|N
EG|||||[CR]C|9|I||I[CR]R|10|^^^10|NEG|||||[CR]C
|10|I||I[CR]R|11|^^^11|p.yel|||||[CR]C|11|I||I[
CR]M|1|RR|74.53|[CR]M|2|RR|73.39|[CR]M|3|RR|72.
37|[CR]M|4|RR|68.44|[CR]M|5|RR|73.07|[CR]M|6|RR
|76.90|[CR]M|7|[ETB]0B[CR][LF]
10:50:09,534 [ACK]
10:50:09,753 [STX]3RR|78.11|[CR]M|8|RR|62.41|[CR]M|9|RR|77.3
3|[CR]M|10|RR|70.10|[CR]M|11|RR|74.08|[CR]M|12|
RR|73.60|[CR]M|13|RR|32.52|[CR]M|14|RR|21.44|[C
R]M|15|RR|05.43|[CR]M|16|RR|0|[CR]M|17|RC|||ctr
l|123456|[CR]L|1|[CR][ETX]9F[CR][LF]
10:50:09,753 [ACK]
10:50:09,800 [EOT]

Example: Worklist download


ASTM Urisys 2400 protocol doesnt support worklist download

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6 Appendices
6.1 Appendix 1: ASCII-table

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6.2 Appendix 2: Definition of test codes and test numbers


(for ASTM plus protocol only)
Parameter

Test code

Test number

Specific Gravity
pH-value
Leukocytes
Nitrite
Protein
Glucose
Ketones
Urobilinogen
Bilirubin
Erythrocytes
Compensation pad
Color
Clarity

Sediment Parameter 1
Sediment Parameter 2
Sediment Parameter 3
Sediment Parameter 4
Sediment Parameter 5
Sediment Parameter 6
Sediment Parameter 7
Sediment Parameter 8
Sediment Parameter 9
Sediment Parameter 10
Sediment Parameter 11
Sediment Parameter 12
Sediment Parameter 13
Sediment Parameter 14
Sediment Parameter 15
Sediment Parameter 16
Sediment Parameter 17
Sediment Parameter 18
Sediment Parameter 19
Sediment Parameter 20
Sediment Parameter 21
Sediment Parameter 22
Sediment Parameter 23
Sediment Parameter 24
Sediment Parameter 25
Sediment Parameter 26
Sediment Parameter 27
Sediment Parameter 28
Sediment Parameter 29
Sediment Parameter 30

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pH
LEU
NIT
PRO
GLU
KET
UBG
BIL
ERY
COM
COL
CLA

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Name 2. Sediment Parameter
Name 3. Sediment Parameter
Name 4. Sediment Parameter
Name 5. Sediment Parameter
Name 6. Sediment Parameter
Name 7. Sediment Parameter
Name 8. Sediment Parameter
Name 9. Sediment Parameter
Name 10. Sediment Parameter
Name 11. Sediment Parameter
Name 12. Sediment Parameter
Name 13. Sediment Parameter
Name 14. Sediment Parameter
Name 15. Sediment Parameter
Name 16. Sediment Parameter
Name 17. Sediment Parameter
Name 18. Sediment Parameter
Name 19. Sediment Parameter
Name 20. Sediment Parameter
Name 21. Sediment Parameter
Name 22. Sediment Parameter
Name 23. Sediment Parameter
Name 24. Sediment Parameter
Name 25. Sediment Parameter
Name 26. Sediment Parameter
Name 27. Sediment Parameter
Name 28. Sediment Parameter
Name 29. Sediment Parameter
Name 30. Sediment Parameter

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6.3 Appendix 3: Printouts of control and sample results


Sample Result - Sample 1

Sample Result - Sample 2


with !-flag for pH

Sample Result - Sample 3


with *- and S-flag for pH
and sediment data for ERY and LEU

Sample Result - Sample 4


with T-flag

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