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QuikRead go Instrument

The QuikRead go Instrument is a compact, fully automatic instrument which is used for quantitative and qualitative measurements together with QuikRead go reagent kits. The QuikRead go system - consisting of the instrument and ready-to-use kits - is specially designed for use in primary healthcare settings. The instrument can be connected to HIS/LIS systems.


Traceability of test results ensures high quality and reliability. The instrument’s user interface enables a variety of settings to be personalised. There is a choice of 19 different languages, it is easy to add patient and/or operator identification information and the instrument can be easily combined with accessories, such as a barcode reader and a printer.

Ease of use combined with rapid results and reliability makes the QuikRead go system a valuable everyday diagnostic tool for healthcare professionals.

QuikRead go Instrument provides you with

Ease of use

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Interactive touch screen which guides users using animations

Minimal hands-on time

  • Automatic mixing and reagent addition in prefilled cuvettes
  • Results are automatically stored in the instrument’s internal memory, user and/or patient ID can be linked to the results


  • Three standard USB ports enable the use of memory sticks, a printer and a barcode reader
  • LIS/HIS connectivity

This version of QuikRead go Instrument is not registered in the USA (link to the US product version: QuikRead go Instrument for the USA)

Technical data

Products available
Use For in vitro diagnostic use

Immunoturbidimetric and photometric

Sample type Analyte dependent
Instrument information

QuikRead go Instrument

27 cm (l) x 15.5 cm (w) x 14.5 cm (h), weight 1.7 kg without power supply

Time to result Analyte dependent: 2 to 4 minutes
Reading of the result Instrument reads and displays the result

Analyte dependent


Analyte dependent

Storage The ambient temperature during transport and storage must be between 2 °C and 35 °C. Protect from rain and humidity.
Additionally needed

Test kits

Registration Not registered in the USA

This version of the QuikRead go Instrument is not registered in the USA.

Registered trademark QuikRead go is a registered trademark of Orion Diagnostica Oy.

About the instrument

The QuikRead go instrument is a photometer capable of producing quantitative or qualitative results. The instrument has been designed and calibrated for both photometric and turbidimetric measurement. The instrument guides the user through the assay procedure by showing a series of messages and animations on the display.

The QuikRead go instrument measures the absorbance of the cuvette and converts the absorbance value into a concentration value or positive/negative result on the basis of preset test calibration data encoded on each cuvette label.

Connectivity: general information

Connecting point-of-care analysers to data handling systems is more and more a demand today. Connected POC analysers transfer measurement results automatically to the data handling system, from where they are directly distributed to medical doctors treating patients, also at remote locations. By reducing the possibility of human errors in recording the results, automatic data transfer increases patient safety as well as speed in patient treatment.

QuikRead go Instrument can be connected to laboratory information systems using either a uni-directional or a bi-directional connection. 

Uni-directional connection

QuikRead go Instrument can be connected to any system which is capable of communicating with QuikRead go Instrument using the LIS01-A2 (ASTM) protocol. For this purpose, the system requires a LIS01-A2 driver for QuikRead go.

After a test measurement has been performed, QuikRead go Instrument automatically sends an LIS01-A2 message with the following information:

  • Patient ID (if patient ID is on)
  • Measurement serial number
  • Analyte information / Test ID
  • Result and result unit
  • Operator ID (if operator ID is on)
  • Measurement time and date
  • System name and serial number information

Bi-directional connection

The QuikRead go Instrument can be connected to systems which are capable of communicating with the QuikRead go Instrument using the POCT1-A2 standard. For this purpose, the system requires a POCT1-A2 driver for QuikRead go.

After a test measurement has been taken, the QuikRead go Instrument automatically sends a POCT1-A2 message with the following information:

  • Patient ID
  • Measurement serial number
  • Analyte information / Test ID
  • Result and result unit
  • Operator ID (if operator ID is ON)
  • Measurement time and date
  • System name and serial number information

In addition, a bi-directional connection enables remote management of instruments and users. The features of the bi-directional connection:

  • Download patient lists
  • Manage operator lists
  • Lock/unlock instruments
  • Tag patient/QC results with comments
  • Send messages to operators
  • Send instrument error info, instrument notifications
  • Set QC  limits
  • Set the time
  • Change settings
  • Update software

More detailed technical information

The instrument has a pre-programmed microprocessor which controls assay steps and data processing. Test identification, timing and calibration curve or cut-off value data are stored in the barcode of each test cuvette. Once the cuvette label has activated the microprocessor, the microprosessor controls and guides all assay steps and converts the sample absorbance values into concentration units or cut-off values.

The QuikRead go photometer consists of a measurement well, three LEDs and light detectors. The photometer has been designed and calibrated for both photometric and turbidimetric measurements.

Touch screen display
The user interface is based on an easy-to-use touch screen display. It is managed by touch buttons which appear on the screen. It also provides the user with messages and prompts for performing each assay step, gives test results and shows error messages.

  • 4-wire resistive
  • Display size: 116.16 x 87.12 mm
  • Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels

Dimensions and power requirements

  • Weight: 1.7 kg without power supply
  • Size: 27 x 15.5 x 14.5 cm
  • Power requirements:
    100 - 240 V AC
    50 - 60 Hz power supply or accumulator unit. Power consumption 8 W.
  • Power supply: supplied with the instrument
  • Accumulator unit: supplied separately. Note that only an accumulator unit supplied for QuikRead go can be used. (Cat. no. 136205 QuikRead go accumulator unit)

Instrument software
The instrument is supplied ready to use. No software installation is required prior to use. Software updates are available at www.softwareupdate.quikread.com, or they can be ordered on a USB stick. (Cat. no. 137540 Software USB stick for QuikRead go)

Instrument identifier
Each QuikRead go instrument has a unique serial number which can be found on a label on the bottom of the instrument.

The QuikRead go instrument has an internal memory for result history, separately for patient samples and for quality control samples. The memory capacity is 100 patient results, 100 QC results and 100 LIS offline results. The results are shown on the display, can be printed on the QuikRead go printer or transferred to a USB stick as .CSV file.

Power supply
A power supply is supplied with the instrument. In addition, the instrument can use an accumulator unit as a power source. An internal switch inside the cable connector will switch automatically from accumulator-powered use to mains-powered use. The QuikRead go rechargeable Lithium-ion Accumulator unit is sold separately (Cat. no. 136205).

LIS/HIS connections
Two protocols can be used, LIS01-A2 or POCT1-A2.

LIS01-A2 connection using serial connection via RJ-45 serial port
An RJ-45 connector can be used for serial connection to HIS/LIS connections with a special cable. Local suppliers can provide additional details.

Signal ground: pin 4
Received data: pin 7
Sent data: pin 5



LIS01-A2 or POCT1-A2 connection using TCP/IP LAN connection via RJ-45
An RJ-45 connector can be used for direct network connection to HIS/LIS connections with a standarized cable.

LIS01-A2 or POCT1-A2 connection using TCP/IP WLAN connection via USB WLAN adapter
Use only an adapter supplied by Orion Diagnostica. Insert the adapter to any free USB port. 

USB connection
The instrument has three A-type USB connectors. These connectors can be used for external printers and keyboards, barcode readers, and memory sticks.

Printers for QuikRead go
The following printers are compatible with the QuikRead go Instrument:

All software versions

  • DYMO Labelwriter 400
  • DYMO Labelwriter 450 (Available from Orion Diagnostica, cat. no 136023)

From SW 4.1.4 onwards

  • HP LaserJet
  • HP Colour LaserJet

From 5.1.7 onwards

  • DYMO Labelwriter 450 Turbo

Barcode reader for QuikRead go
A barcode reader can be used for easy patient ID and/or operator ID reading. Orion Diagnostica offers a laser barcode reader Opticon OPI-3201 (cat. no. 136204). Connect the barcode reader to one of the USB ports.  
Other barcode readers (like Opticon OPI-3601) can be used as well but the QuikRead go instrument recognizes these barcode readers as external keyboards. Customers need to configure such barcode reader to the same language as is used in the QuikRead go instrument and also check that all marks will be correctly read by the barcode reader.

External keyboard
Any standard USB keyboard can be connected to the QuikRead go instrument

Documents and materials

Marketing and sales materials

QuikRead go Instrument Sales Sheet (EN)

QuikRead go Connectivity Sales Sheet (EN)

QuikRead go Family Brochure (EN)

QuikRead go eLearning (EN)


QuikRead go - Getting started (EN)


Video on YouTube: QuikRead go Instrument Getting started

QuikRead go - Measurement flow (EN)


Video on YouTube: QuikRead go Instrument Measurement flow

QuikRead go - Settings (EN)


Video on YouTube: QuikRead go Instrument Settings

QuikRead go - Accessories (EN)


Video on YouTube: QuikRead go Instrument Accessories

Instructions for use

(For informative use only. Kindly always refer to the latest package insert in the kit.)

QuikRead go Instrument IFU (FI, SE, NO, DK), 135867

QuikRead go Instrument IFU (CZ, SK, HU, PL), 135867

QuikRead go Instrument IFU (GB, DE, FR, IT), 133893

QuikRead go Instrument IFU (SI, RS, HR, GR), 133893

QuikRead go Instrument IFU (ES, PT, NL), 133893

QuikRead go software update

Frequently asked questions

What type of regular maintenance does the QuikRead go instrument require?
The QuikRead go instrument has been designed to be maintenance-free, so it does not require any regular maintenance. The instrument is calibrated at the factory and it has an internal self-check procedure during every measurement to ensure that it is functioning properly. The calibration curve or cut-off value for each test is encoded on the cuvette label.

How can I clean the instrument?
The exterior of the instrument can be cleaned using lint-free cloth dampened with water. A mild detergent may be used if necessary. No liquid should be allowed to run onto the edges of the display, the measurement well or the connectors. Do not use organic solvents or corrosive substances. Spillages of potentially infectious materials should be wiped off immediately with absorbent paper tissue and the contaminated areas swabbed with a standard disinfectant or 70% ethyl alcohol. Materials used to clean spills, including gloves, should be disposed of as biohazardous waste.

Does the software need updating?
The QuikRead go has embedded software and new versions are released when new features are added, such as new analytes, optional ways to connect the instrument to LIS systems, extended result memory or improvements to functionality. If you would like to use new features, you will need to update the instrument’s software. If you intend to continue using the QuikRead go instrument as before and you do not need new features, there is no need to update the software.

How are software updates delivered?
You can download the newest software from this site www.softwareupdate.quikread.com or order it from your local distributor, who will deliver the newest version on a USB stick. The software is easy to update using the instrument’s user interface as follows: Settings => Measurement flow => Maintenance => Software update

Follow the instructions on the display.

Is QuikRead go connectable to my lab computer software?
Yes, if it has a driver for QuikRead go. The connection can be uni- or bi-directional. A uni-directional connection is based on the LIS01-A2 standard. Here the information flow is from QuikRead go to the LIS/HIS/Middleware. A bi-directional connection is based on the POCT1-A2 standard. Here information goes both ways, from QuikRead to network (LIS/HIS/MW) and vice versa allowing remote management of the QuikRead go instruments and the users.

What is a driver?
A driver is a small part of software that tells the operating system (LIS/HIS/MW) and other software how to communicate with the connected device. For example, all printers come accompanied with drivers to be installed and which tell the operating system exactly how to do printing.

In the QuikRead go case a driver is a small part of software in LIS/MW needed to handle communication between the instrument and LIS/MW. The driver handles the communication and takes the information from the message which QuikRead go sends and puts the right information into right columns in the receiving system.

What are LIS01-A2 and POCT1-A2 protocols?
The LIS01-A2 and POCT1-A2 protocols are standardized ways for transferring information between laboratory instruments and computer systems.

What is Middleware?
Middleware is a software system that enables communication between a test device (like QuikRead go) and a laboratory or hospital data handling system. There are Middleware systems which have been especially designed to manage several POC-devices and users simultaneously.

GMT time
If you inadvertently set GMT to a future time, it can be readjusted back to the correct time IF the instrument has not been shut down in between. If the instrument has been shut down, setting GMT backwards is not possible but the instrument has to be sent to Finland for service. Alternatively you can 1. Disconnect the power supply. 2. Remove accu unit, if that has been placed into the instrument, 3. Remove the clock battery, and then wait until you reach the erroneously set date.

Accu usage

How long does the accu unit’s charge last?
You can measure approximately 50 measurements with a fully charged accu unit.

How can I charge the accu unit?
The accu unit will always be charged when QuikRead go is connected to mains power. The instrument can be turned off. There is no separate charging device available.

How do I know when charging is needed?
When the accu unit’s capacity is below 25% there will be a message “Battery level is low. Please connect charger to continue operation.”. Connect the instrument to mains power.
The accu unit icon on the upper bar of the screen will also turn red.

How do I know that the accu unit has been charged?
Full charging time is approximately 5 hours.

Recommended settings
To save the accu unit’s power, set the “Hibernate functionality” to “Full standby” (from SW 6.3.4 onwards “Close lid only” has also been available) and ”Hibernate after” to the lowest available time. To save the accu unit’s power, QuikRead go screen will turn blank after 2 minutes of not being used. To keep these settings permanent, set them with the Set-up wizard.


How should a QuikRead go instrument be disposed of?
A used QuikRead go instrument must be treated as potentially biohazardous waste. The instrument should be disposed of as Used Medical Equipment according to national and local law.
The packaging materials are recyclable.
Be sure to delete all patient data before disposing of the instrument.

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