This thesis carries out the evaluation of the performance in years of the automated clinical
chemistry analyzer HumaStar 100 installed in the Republic of Panama, carried out during the II
semester of the year 2018.
The automated clinical chemistry analyzer HumaStar 100 is intended for medium-sized
laboratories, which have a constant flow of samples; it performs approximately 100 tests per hour
and in turn, is able to economize the use of water, which is a necessary requirement for
At the national level, there are fifteen units of the HumaStar 100 model installed in both public
and private institutions.
The quality of the analyzer service, its speed of emission of results in new equipment and its
performance with the passage of time was evaluated. It was taken into account from a team with
one year in operation, to one of the oldest, which has four years in operation.
The tests were necessary to evaluate the evolution of equipment deterioration over time. For this,
it was necessary to carry out surveys that reported the most common routines in the laboratories,
either public or private institutions.