Beckman Coulter AU680 in California

Shrink your lab’s cost per test. Build a smoother stat testing workflow.
Get emergency reagents when you need them. Get a reliable refurbished backup analyzer at a cost frugal lab managers can stomach.

For the majority of labs in California and across the US, a refurbished Beckman Coulter AU680, AU640e, or AU480 is the smartest and most responsible way to:

    • Support the primary analyzer(s).
    • Build out stat testing capacity.
    • Manage the capital equipment budget predictably.
    • Reduce onboarding time and expenses for new medtechs or lab technologists.
    • Lower your experience threshold for new staff.

You’re a mid-sized hospital. An independent reference lab. A blood bank.

Pair your refurbished Beckman Coulter AU680 or other AU model with reagents from us (priced better than your current supplier) and ultra-responsive maintenance contracts in California – and you drastically reduce your cost per test for the next 10 years.

Get a virtual storeroom in California

Sometimes you know the part you need to get your AU680 up and running. Sometimes you burn through more reagents than you expected in a short time. 

But you don’t have the space to store parts you might need for a rainy day. And you only have so much shelving to store reagents on. 

As long as you order before 5pm EST, we’ll ship your order out same-day

Get a virtual storeroom for your AU680 or other AU-series chemistry analyzer so you can be in charge of your supplies. 

Your parts and your reagents are always in stock.

Order when you need it. Get it when you need it.

Get reliable, proven backup for your primary analyzers

Maybe your lab runs 2+ AU5400 or 5800s to handle the majority of your tests.

On an average day, when both primary analyzers are running at full capacity, most common stat tests can be done quicker on your refurbished AU680. 

Getting those stat tests done separately and quickly takes the burden off your shoulders. Gets results to patients or clinicians faster. And makes the lab run better.

But even large labs have to manage their expenses carefully. They have to be profitable. 

You can get financing terms quickly with us. Then the increase in efficiency, reduced overall testing downtime, and increased stat patient throughput (coupled with the low purchase price of a refurbished chemistry analyzer) account for most of your payments. 

The improvements in your lab pay for themselves.

Manage your capital equipment budget easily

Refurbished chemistry analyzers, like an AU680 or any other in the Beckman Coulter AU series, make it easier to manage your large expenses.

Your refurbished analyzers are returned to oem-or-better condition (because over the last 15 years, replacement parts have improved in quality).

You reduce the wear and tear on your primary analyzers. You reduce the cost of repairs.

You may extend the lifespan of your more expensive chemistry analyzers by 5+ years.

Make it easier to hire and retain new staff in California

Hiring new staff in your lab is challenging. 

Experienced operators can step into any lab and quickly adapt. They can handle the steep learning curve of a new chemistry analyzer and get proficient fast.

But the pool of experienced operators is small

So your lab spends a lot of time searching for them. And when you can’t find them, you spend a lot of time finding an acceptable candidate and training them up.

The time you put into that inexperienced candidate is risky. 

    • They might not be able to get a handle on the complexity of your primary analyzers. 
    • Training is expensive. It costs you and your experienced operators time. It costs money in errors and waste.
    • After all your training, they may move on to a higher paying job. Leaving you to do it all again.

Hiring and onboarding new staff costs you close to $20,000. 

Equipping your lab with a refurbished Beckman Coulter AU680 or other AU-series analyzer makes most of that hassle obsolete.

  1. Because it’s been in circulation for more than 15 years, there’s a good chance that most inexperienced candidates have still used it. They’re likely even proficient using it.

  2. Your training time is drastically reduced.

  3. Their rate of errors is drastically reduced.

  4. The oversight you have to give them in the first 9 months is drastically reduced.

It’s a bit like a babysitter for baby lab techs. But you don’t have to buy it pizza.

Shrink your cost per test this week

Contact us here with your testing volume

We’ll send you a quote with your annual cost for reagents, whether your lab currently uses a Beckman Coulter AU680 or any other analyzer. 

Can compare it to your expenses for last year to decide if it’s worth switching. 

It will be.

Most suppliers won’t give small and medium-sized labs the most competitive pricing on reagents. 

But we don’t discriminate.

You need reagents and you need to be frugal. Your existing supplier treats you like a number. We treat you like a partner

Three ways to slash your cost per test

   1. Increase efficiency and improve the way you handle stat tests (both of which you can do with a refurbished AU680).

   2. Shrink the budget you spend on reagents by getting a better annual price from us.

   3. Reduce your downtime for routine maintenance and unexpected breakdowns by working with IDE, your local California chemistry analyzer service provider. 

Get personal, responsive service in California that values your time

How many times have you had to convince your service provider you need them 

How often have they patronized you. Frustrated you. Treated you like you’re doing something wrong.

When you call us for service, you dont’ have to convince us about how you tried to fix it. You don’t have to convince us something is wrong. 

Just call. Say you need us. And we’ll figure out the best way to fix your problem.

“If I’m working late and I suddenly have a problem with our main analyzer, it’s a nightmare. Out of the blue I’m the only tech having to draw blood, run on backup, and try to fix the main.”

- Experienced Medtech, UCLA Health

It’s not your job to know how to fix your chemistry analyzer. You serve patients. You’re responsible for a huge volume of data. 

We offer same-day phone support. So you never have to attempt a repair on your own. We’ll walk you through exactly what you need to do and we’ll stay on the line until you’re up and running.

That’s the work and the worry we take off your shoulders. 

Choose a local partner in California that understands your work

Compared to some chemistry analyzers, your refurbished Beckman Coulter AU680 (or any of the AU-series) requires low maintenance and gives you low downtime. 

But it’s not 0 maintenance and 0 downtime.

In many mid-sized labs, where there is a backup chemistry analyzer for every primary analyzer, we perform maintenance on an A/B schedule. It effectively cuts your chances of unexpected downtime in half.

Over the last 30 years, our engineers have serviced thousands of chemistry analyzers in California, including:

If that experience inspires the kind of confidence you need, give us a call.

Get everything you need for your AU680 or other Beckman Coulter chemistry analyzer in one place


You shouldn’t have to cobble together parts and services from multiple suppliers to support your work. 

With IDE, you get a curated collection of everything you need to run your AU-series chemistry analyzer and keep it running.

Find everything you need below, or contact us and tell us what’s going wrong. 

Don’t wait for a large service provider from out-of-state to triage your problem. Get it fixed now.

Beckman Coulter AU680 and AU-series replacement parts

Replacement parts for your Beckman Coulter AU-series chemistry analyzer are in stock and ready to ship today. Place your order before 5pm EST!

Beckman Coulter AU680 and AU-series reagents, buffers, and more 

Order your monthly, quarterly, or annual supply of reagents and buffers and keep your cost per test low.

If it’s not online, it’s still in our warehouse ready for you. 

Service for your Beckman Coulter AU680 in California

Get everything, from parts to reagents to preventative maintenance and other service, in one place. Build a relationship and get the personal attention your lab wants. Don’t get treated like a number.

Preventative maintenance

Get ahead of impending errors and limit downtime.

Tailored service agreements

Don’t sign on for a one-size-fits-all solution. Choose a bespoke service agreement for your unique challenges.

Same day phone support

You don’t always need to wait for someone to come to you. Sometimes you just need to talk through your problem. Get that help today.

Affordable depot service

It costs money to send an engineer to your site. Instead, send your instruments to us for repairs, service, or refurbishment.

Decontamination and relocation

This isn’t like moving a couch. Get qualified help to move your valuable instruments.

Installation, training, validation

Get installation, IQ/OQ validation, onsite structural review, power connection, alignment validation, calibration and quality control. Plus, get professional training for lab technicians to safely and correctly use instruments and perform tests and basic maintenance (reducing your long term costs).

Upgrade your lab at a low cost. Trade in your instrument to save!

You lab may have outgrown your AU680. 

Trade it in and put the value toward an upgrade. 

There’s always another lab that could use your old analyzer. We’ll rebuild it from the frame and ensure it continues to provide value to your colleagues in another lab.

It’s a great way to maintain your lab’s low environmental impact and stop old materials from ending up in a landfill.

Plus, it will have a huge impacct on the price of your upgrade. 

Get notified when the analyzer you want is in stock

We regularly receive in-demand analyzers to refurbish.

If the refurbished chemistry analyzer you want isn’t in stock right now, sign up for our mailing list below.

We’ll let you know when it is.