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1 Module 10: Maintenance Global Laboratory Initiative – Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Slides adapted from Cepheid

2 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Contents of this module  Discussion of the GeneXpert warranty  Overview of maintenance  Discussion of maintenance tasks: daily, weekly, monthly and annual  Updating an assay definition file (ADF)

3 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Learning objectives At the end of this module, you will be able to:  Describe current Cepheid warranty and service agreements  Explain requirements for GeneXpert maintenance including periodic tasks, calibration of modules and updating the software with a new Assay Definition File

4 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package  Each instrument procured after 24 April 2012 has an initial 2-year warranty: ◦ The warranty starts on the date of initial installation – that is, the date on the installation qualification report sent to Cepheid ◦ If the installation qualification report is not sent, the warranty starts from the date of shipment.  If the machine is not calibrated after 1 year, the second year of the warranty is not valid. GeneXpert warranty (1 of 3)

5 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package  The warranty covers repairs to the GeneXpert instrument and the replacement of any parts.  The initial warranty is provided free of charge except for annual calibration costs: ◦ A calibration kit must be procured separately.  As of 2014, an extended warranty may be purchased for US$ 2,900 per year (or for a discounted price as part of a 3-year package) to cover the machine after the initial 2-year warranty had ended: ◦ A calibration kit is included in the price of the extended warranty. GeneXpert warranty (2 of 3)

6 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package GeneXpert warranty (3 of 3) Qualification (send immediately to Cepheid) (send the report immediately to Cepheid)

7 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package  If Cepheid has appointed a local authorized service provider (ASP), the provider will offer certain services free of charge; these include: ◦ Exchanging or swapping modules after calibration if required; however, the price of the new modules is not included unless they are under warranty ◦ Repairing parts of the GeneXpert instrument; however, the price of parts is not included unless they are under warranty ◦ Placing orders for GeneXpert cartridges ◦ On-site installation and 1-day training at the time of installation.  However, travel costs for the ASP (such as flights and accommodation) are NOT included.  Additional training can be provided for a fee. Authorized service providers

8 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Maintenance overview FrequencyTask Daily Remove and properly dispose of cartridges Clean and disinfect work area Ensure 10 cm clearance around instrument Put on dust cover when instrument not in use Weekly Disinfect the interior of the cartridge bay Restart the GeneXpert instrument and computer Monthly Disinfect plungers Disinfect the instrument’s surfaces Clean the instrument’s filter (this applies only to newer model GeneXpert instruments, which have a white cover) Archive and back-up test results Annually or after 2,000 tests per module Calibrate the module

9 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Materials required for maintenance  Sodium hypochlorite solution (bleach with 0.72% active chlorine; use within 1 day after preparation)  70% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol solution (or equivalent)  Wipes, tissues, or cotton or PET (polyethylene terephthalate) swabs  Disposable gloves  Clean water and soap (for washing the filters)  Replacement filters for the fan (available from Cepheid)

10 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Dampen the wipe, tissue or swab with the sodium hypochlorite solution. 2.Wipe the surface or element to be cleaned with the wipe, tissue or swab. 3.Discard the used wipe, tissue or swab. 4.Wait 10 minutes. 5.Dampen a new wipe, tissue or swab with the ethanol or isopropyl alcohol solution. 6.Wipe the surface or element to be cleaned with the wipe, tissue or swab. 7.Discard the used wipe, tissue or swab. 8.Repeat steps 5 through 7. Disinfection procedures for the work area, cartridge bay, plunger and instrument surfaces Disinfection procedures for the work area, cartridge bay, plunger and instrument surfaces

11 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -11- Daily tasks  After testing, remove the cartridges from the instrument.  Dispose of cartridges in the appropriate biohazardous waste container.  Remove clutter from the work area.  Disinfect the work area.  Ensure that there is 10 cm clearance around all sides of the instrument.  Put on the dust cover when the instrument is not in use, in order to reduce the amount of dust that may enter the system

12 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -12- Weekly task: Disinfect the interior of the cartridge bay Weekly task: Disinfect the interior of the cartridge bay 1.Open the module door of the GeneXpert instrument. 2.Clean the surfaces inside the module’s cartridge bay following the instructions on slide 10. CAUTION: Do not touch the slit in the back of the cartridge bay into which the cartridge-reaction tube is inserted. 3.Close the module’s door. 4.Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each module.

13 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -13- Weekly task: Restart the instrument and computer Weekly task: Restart the instrument and computer Note: This task is necessary only if the instrument and computer are not routinely turned off at the end of each day. 1.On the computer, close the GeneXpert DX software. 2.Turn off the GeneXpert instrument. 3.Turn off the computer. 4.Turn on the GeneXpert instrument. 5.Turn on the computer. 6.Launch the GeneXpert DX software.

14 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package On the Maintenance menu, select “Plunger Maintenance”. 2.In the “Plunger Maintenance” window, select a module to clean or select “Clean All”. 3.Follow the instructions in the dialog box. 4.Click “OK”.

15 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package The plunger rod in the chosen module will be automatically lowered. Plunger Cartridge bay interior Module door open 6.After cleaning the plungers, click on “Move Up All” and the plungers will return to their original position. 7. Click “Close”.

16 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Unscrew the 4 screws on the rear grey panel of the GeneXpert instrument.

17 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Remove the grey cover from the back of the instrument. 3.Remove the filter (sponge). 4.Wash the filter with soap and water. 5.Allow the filter to dry completely, then replace it in the instrument. NOTE: Replacement filters are available from Cepheid if necessary. It is important to use only filters provided by Cepheid or the warranty may be compromised.

18 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -18-  Archiving tests creates copies of test data in.gxx files (see also Module 7).  Archiving allows you to:  Back-up your data to ensure it will not be lost if the computer breaks down  Create a copy of the data to send to Cepheid for assistance in troubleshooting problems.  Files should be archived and saved to a CD or other appropriate external media (preferably an external drive) at least once a month to ensure that no test data are lost.

19 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -19-

20 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Click “Data Management” 2. Click on “Archive test” 3. Choose the tests that need to be archived (or “Select All”) CAUTION !!! Leave “Delete Archived Tests” UNCHECKED

21 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package In the nest dialog box click “Proceed” 6. The files will be saved in the folder “Export”. In the file name you will see the date of archiving 7. Click on “SAVE” 8. Click “OK” It is highly advised to save (write) your archived data on a RW- CD or external drive

22 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Click “Data Management” and Click “Retrieve Test” 2. Select the file you want to retrieve 3. Click on ”Open”

23 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Select the test you may want to retrieve (or Select All) 5. Click “OK” 6. Click on “Proceed” 7. Click “OK”

24 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -24- At the end of the working day when closing the GeneXpert software, you will have the following screen: 1. Click “YES” 2. Click on “Database Backup” 3. Click on “Proceed”

25 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -25- The software will create a zip file with all the results. The file is saved on the desktop, in the GeneXpert folder -> Backup section 4. Click on “SAVE” 5. Click “OK” The zip file cannot be unzipped

26 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -26- In case of computer failure you might have to restore your data after reinstallation of the system. 1. Click “YES” 2. Click on “Database Restore” 3. Click on “Proceed” By closing the GeneXpert software, you will have the following screen:

27 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -27- A warning message tells you that current database will be lost Click « Proceed » to continue Select the database to be restored and Click « Open » to continue

28 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -28- A dialog box asks you if you want to create a backup of the current database. Click « Proceed » to create the backup Click « Cancel » to continue Backup Restore

29 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -29-  Calibration should take place each year or after every 2,000 runs on each instrument module (whichever comes first) ◦ The date is calculated from the initial installation date (or based on the previous calibration date), which is the date on the installation qualification report sent to Cepheid. NOTE: Order 1 calibration kit for each 4-module GeneXpert instrument. In 2014, the cost was US$ 450 plus shipping. If an extended warranty is purchased, a calibration kit is included. A calibration kit is not included in the initial warranty. Shipping costs are free if calibration kits are ordered with cartridges. The shelf-life of a calibration kit is 6-12 months (confirm the expiry date when you place order).

30 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -30-

31 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -31-  Usually, this remote calibration process will be sufficient to readjust the modules for another year of operation.  However, it is possible that the calibration of one or more of the modules may fail.  If calibration fails, then the modules must be exchanged or swapped for new or refurbished modules from Cepheid, and the old modules must be sent to Cepheid.

32 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Insert the blue CD, which will be supplied with the cartridges, into the CD drive. 2. In the GeneXpert DX software, click “Define Assays”. NOTE: The ADF is supplied on the CD that comes with the cartridge kit. 3.Click on “Import”. Occasionally Cepheid updates its software, and this requires an updated ADF to be imported.

33 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package The “Import Assay” window will open. 5. Find the CD on the appropriate drive.

34 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package Open the “GeneXpert Systems” folder. 7. Click on the file “Xpert MTB-RIF.gxa”. 8.Click on “Import”. NOTE: The name of this file will vary depending on the version of the software. In any case, choose the “.gxa” file, of which there will be only one on the CD.

35 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -35- The assay is now available for use. It will be listed as shown.

36 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -36- Before asking for support, have the following items ready: – GeneXpert serial number, error code (or codes), description of the incident and archived run (if available). Cepheid HBDC Europe Training and Assistance (Monday to Friday, 8 am - 18 pm Central European time) – Phone: (53.78) (53.86) Cepheid Technical Support (for issues with the instrument and error codes) – Europe (Monday to Friday, 8 am - 18 pm Central European time) Phone: – United States (Monday to Friday, 6 am - 21 pm Pacific time) Phone: ; select option 2

37 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -37- Log for documenting maintenance tasks Example of a maintenance log: To be customized by each country

38 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -38- Summary  The warranty starts from the initial date of installation or from the date of shipment if the installation qualification report is not sent to Cepheid within 1 year of the shipment date.  If the machine is not calibrated after 1 year, the second year of the warranty is not valid.  An extended warranty can be purchased annually (or as a 3-year package) after the end of the initial 2-year warranty; a calibration kit is included with the extended warranty.  Local authorized service providers (or ASPs) can provide specific services free of charge, including additional training; however, travel costs are NOT included.  A number of maintenance procedures must be performed regularly (daily, weekly, monthly and annually, or after 2,000 tests per module) in order to ensure that the GeneXpert system functions properly.  Cepheid occasionally updates its software; when this happens, the GeneXpert’s assay definition file (ADF) must be updated.

39 Global Laboratory Initiative Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package -39- Assessment  Why is it important to promptly send the installation qualification report as well as the calibration report to Cepheid?  When should these two reports be sent?  What is included in the warranty and what is excluded?  List the daily, weekly, monthly and annual maintenance tasks, and specify those that are performed using the software.  Describe the disinfection process and list the parts of the instrument that need to be disinfected as well as the disinfecting solutions that should be used for maintenance.

40 Acknowledgements The Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package has been developed by a consortium of GLI partners, including FIND, KNCV, US CDC, USAID, TB CARE I and WHO, with funding from USAID. The modules are based on materials originally developed by FIND, KNCV and Cepheid.


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