MTX Lab Systems Inc 3-33
The purpose of "Autoread" is to record kinetic readings on a plate over a
period of N times. The purpose of kinetically reading a microplate can be
to record enzyme activity over a specified period of time, or to measure
and count bacteria growth. These timed readings can give users a picture
over time of the aggressiveness of certain bacteria or other growth or
enzyme activity. The data provided by the Autoread process is placed in a
"Flat file". This contiguous data is one long file. Spectrosoft can record
thousands of reads on a single command. Long term reliability and
accuracy is another of Spectrosofts strong points.
Spectrosofts accurate timing display records a "Snap Shot" of microplate
activity over short as well as long term assays. Instruments can be placed
in incubators to stimulate growth of bacteria and the instrument can be left
unattended for weeks at a time.
It is recommended that if the user intends to use the instrument for long
term assays, that the use of a UPS or other backup power system be
This screen is invoked by clicking "AUTOREAD" from the tool bar. The
following screen will appear.
Total Time User specifies
the Total time in seconds for
a particular read session. As
you enter the numbers,
calculates and displays the
total time in Hours, Minutes
Interval Time The wait time
between each read, in
Note: Each instrument has a
different interval time due to
mechanical delay. See below
for specified interval times.
Spectrosoft knows the
interval time of the
instruments it controls and
will advice you at the moment
you are entering the timing
Spectrosoft System User Guide MTX Lab Systems Inc 3-33 AUTOREAD SCREEN Purpose The purpose of "Autoread" is to record kinetic readings on a plate over a period of N times.