Associating an Assay with a Reader

For assays in LDMS that read instrument output, you must associate the assay with a reader device.

  1. Click Administration > System Configuration from the LDMS menu bar.

  2. Change to the Assays tab.

  3. Select the assay or assay template to be associated with a reader from the Assays list.

  4. Select the reader hardware that you will be using from the Device list.


    Devices named Device Name (From Disk) are to be used in conjunction with LDMS Remote Reader.

  5. Select the configuration that you want to use. The available configurations are based on the device selected.

  6. Click the button from the LDMS toolbar. This will add the association to the list at the bottom of the screen.

Figure: Assay reader configuration in LDMS. Associating an assay with a reader device in LDMS

Table 1. Reader hardware supported by LDMS
Remote Reader Device File1 Remote Reader File2 Direct Read3
Abbott PPC   X  
Abbott Quantum II   X  
Abbott Quantumatic   X  
Abbott Realtime HIV-1 m2000 X    
AD 340C Absorbance Detector X    
BioTek EL311   X  
BioTek EL312   X  
BioTek ELx800   X  
BioTek Powerwave XS X    
Chiron Assay Reader X    
COBAS Amplicor Analyzer   X  
Coulter MR5000   X X
Coulter UVMax   X X
Dupont VMax   X X
Dynatech MR5000   X X
Molecular Devices X    
Molecular Devices UVMax   X X
MultiSkan Ascent X    
NASBA/Nuclisens AXP X    
Organon Teknika 520   X X
Roche AMPLILINK 1.3, 2.41, and 3.2 (for COBAS Amplicor Analyzer) X    
Roche ELX800 with Gen5 X    
SoftMax X    
SoftMax New X    
SoftMax Partial Plate X    
SpectraMax 250 X    
Tecan Sunrise X    

LDMS can read an output file with the results from the reader device


Output from LDMS Remote Reader


LDMS can read output directly from a device reader, without using an output file as an intermediary