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1Module 10: Maintenance Slides adapted from Cepheid Global Laboratory Initiative – Xpert MTB/RIF Training Package
2World Health Organization Contents of this module14 April, 2017Discussion of the GeneXpert warrantyOverview of maintenanceDiscussion of maintenance tasks: daily, weekly, monthly and annualUpdating an assay definition file (ADF)
3World Health Organization Learning objectives14 April, 2017At the end of this module, you will be able to:Describe current Cepheid warranty and service agreementsExplain requirements for GeneXpert maintenance including periodic tasks, calibration of modules and updating the software with a new Assay Definition File
4GeneXpert warranty (1 of 3) 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 CepheidIf 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.
5GeneXpert warranty (2 of 3) 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.
6GeneXpert warranty (3 of 3) (send the report immediately to Cepheid)Qualification(send immediately to Cepheid)
7Authorized service providers 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 warrantyRepairing parts of the GeneXpert instrument; however, the price of parts is not included unless they are under warrantyPlacing orders for GeneXpert cartridgesOn-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.
8World Health Organization Maintenance overview14 April, 2017FrequencyTaskDailyRemove and properly dispose of cartridgesClean and disinfect work areaEnsure 10 cm clearance around instrumentPut on dust cover when instrument not in useWeeklyDisinfect the interior of the cartridge bayRestart the GeneXpert instrument and computerMonthlyDisinfect plungersDisinfect the instrument’s surfacesClean the instrument’s filter (this applies only to newer model GeneXpert instruments, which have a white cover)Archive and back-up test resultsAnnually or after 2,000 tests per moduleCalibrate the module
9Materials 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) swabsDisposable glovesClean water and soap (for washing the filters)Replacement filters for the fan (available from Cepheid)
10Disinfection procedures for the work area, cartridge bay, plunger and instrument surfacesDampen the wipe, tissue or swab with the sodium hypochlorite solution.Wipe the surface or element to be cleaned with the wipe, tissue or swab.Discard the used wipe, tissue or swab.Wait 10 minutes.Dampen a new wipe, tissue or swab with the ethanol or isopropyl alcohol solution.Repeat steps 5 through 7.
11Daily 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
12Disinfect the interior of the cartridge bay Weekly task:Disinfect the interior of the cartridge bayOpen the module door of the GeneXpert instrument.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.Close the module’s door.Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each module .
13Restart the instrument and computer Weekly task:Restart the instrument and computerNote: This task is necessary only if the instrument and computer are not routinely turned off at the end of each day.On the computer, close the GeneXpert DX software.Turn off the GeneXpert instrument.Turn off the computer.Turn on the GeneXpert instrument.Turn on the computer.Launch the GeneXpert DX software.
14Monthly task: Disinfect plungers (1 of 2) On the Maintenance menu, select “Plunger Maintenance”.In the “Plunger Maintenance” window, select a module to clean or select “Clean All”.Follow the instructions in the dialog box.Click “OK”.
15Monthly task: Disinfect plungers (2 of 2) The plunger rod in the chosen module will be automatically lowered.PlungerCartridge bay interiorModule door openAfter cleaning the plungers, click on “Move Up All” and the plungers will return to their original position.Click “Close” .
16Monthly task: Clean the instrument’s filter (1 of 2) Unscrew the 4 screws on the rear grey panel of the GeneXpert instrument.
17Monthly Task: Clean the instrument’s filter (2 of 2) Remove the grey cover from the back of the instrument.Remove the filter (sponge).Wash the filter with soap and water .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.
18Monthly task: Archive and save results 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 downCreate 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.
19Difference between Archive/Backup: how to archive, retrieve, backup and restore data from a backup
20How to archive results 1. Click “Data Management” 2. Click on “Archive test”3. Choose the tests thatneed to be archived(or “Select All”)CAUTION !!! Leave “Delete Archived Tests” UNCHECKED
21How to archive results (contd.) 5. In the nest dialog box click“Proceed”6. The files will be saved in thefolder “Export”.In the file name you will seethe date of archivingIt is highly advised to save (write) your archived data on a RW-CD or external drive7. Click on “SAVE”8. Click “OK”
22How to retrieve results 1. Click “Data Management”andClick “Retrieve Test”2. Select the file you want toretrieve3. Click on ”Open”
23How to retrieve results (contd.) 4. Select the test you may want toretrieve (or Select All)5. Click “OK”6. Click on “Proceed”7. Click “OK”
24How to back up data At the end of the working day when closing the GeneXpert software, you will have thefollowing screen:1. Click “YES”2. Click on “Database Backup”3. Click on “Proceed”
25The zip file cannot be unzipped How to back up dataThe software will create a zip file with allthe results.The file is saved on the desktop, in theGeneXpert folder -> Backup section4. Click on “SAVE”5. Click “OK”The zip file cannot be unzipped
26How to restore data from a back up In case of computer failure you might have to restore your data after reinstallation of the system.By closing the GeneXpert software, you will have the following screen:1. Click “YES”2. Click on “Database Restore”3. Click on “Proceed”
27How to restore data from a back up (contd.) A warning message tells you thatcurrent database will be lostClick « Proceed » to continueSelect the database to be restored andClick « Open » to continue
28How to restore data from a back up (contd. 2) A dialog box asks you if you want to create a backup of the current database.Click « Proceed » to create the backupClick « Cancel » to continue Backup Restore
29Annual task: Module calibration (1 of 3) 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).
31Annual calibration: Module calibration (3 of 3) 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.
32Updating an assay definition file (ADF) (1 of 4) Occasionally Cepheid updates its software, and this requires an updated ADF to be imported.Insert the blue CD, which will be supplied with the cartridges, into the CD drive.In the GeneXpert DX software, click “Define Assays”.NOTE: The ADF is supplied on the CD that comes with the cartridge kit.Click on “Import”.
33Updating an assay definition file (2 of 4) The “Import Assay” window will open.Find the CD on the appropriate drive.
34Updating an assay definition file (3 of 4) Open the “GeneXpert Systems” folder.Click on the file “Xpert MTB-RIF.gxa”.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.Click on “Import”.
35Updating an assay definition file (4 of 4) The assay is now available for use. It will be listed as shown.
36Cepheid assistance and support 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
37Log for documenting maintenance tasks To be customized by each countryExample of a maintenance log:
38SummaryThe 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.
39AssessmentWhy 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.
40AcknowledgementsThe 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.