US 9,810,621 B2
Sample analyzer and method for replacing light source unit
Hiroyuki Matsuura, Kobe (JP)
Assigned to Sysmex Corporation, (JP)
Filed by Sysmex Corporation, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (JP)
Filed on Aug. 26, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/836,222.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-172508 (JP), filed on Aug. 27, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0061714 A1, Mar. 3, 2016
Int. Cl. G01N 21/00 (2006.01); G01N 21/01 (2006.01); G01N 35/04 (2006.01); G01N 35/00 (2006.01)
CPC G01N 21/01 (2013.01) [G01N 35/04 (2013.01); G01N 2035/00306 (2013.01); G01N 2035/00326 (2013.01); G01N 2035/0415 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A sample analyzer comprising:
a transport apparatus configured to transport a sample rack holding a sample container; and
a measurement apparatus body configured to measure a sample in the sample container held in the sample rack transported by the transport apparatus, wherein
the transport apparatus comprises a light source holding unit configured to detachably hold a light source unit, and
the measurement apparatus body comprises a detection unit configured to detect, via an analysis specimen containing the sample, light emitted from the light source unit held in the light source holding unit;
wherein the measurement apparatus body further comprises: a sample dispenser configured to dispense, into a cuvette, the sample contained in the sample container held in the sample rack transported by the transport apparatus; and a reagent dispenser configured to dispense a reagent into the cuvette, and
the analysis specimen contains the sample and the reagent.