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1. WO2012059786 - MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR FLUORESCENT DETECTION, AND METHOD THEREFOR

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I Claim:

1. A measurement system comprising:

a sample module to receive a sample, wherein the sample module comprises at least one fluorophore, wherein the sample module is movable in a linear trajectory, an arcuate trajectory or combinations thereof;

an optics module comprising a light source to generate an incident beam having a predefined wavelength and a focus diameter onto the sample module to yield a laser spot that defines a sample volume, the optics module further comprising a displacing means to displace the laser spot relative to the sample volume in a depth dimensional space defined by the sample volume, wherein the sample volume comprises at least one individual volume of interest;

a detector module to detect at least one of one or more emitted fluorescence signals and at least one concentrated emitted fluorescence signal from the sample module;

a processor module to process the one or more emitted fluorescence signals and at least one concentrated emitted fluorescence signal to provide a normalized bulk fluorescence reading and one or more event fluorescences for the fluid;

an output module to provide an output based on at least one of the normalized bulk fluorescence reading and one or more event fluorescences; and

a control module, wherein the control module controls the sample module, optics module, the detector module and the output module.

2. The measurement system of claim 1 further comprising a communication module to communicate at least the output to a user interface or an input for the control module, or combination thereof.

3. The measurement system of claim 2 wherein the input is done from an onsite location or a remote location.

4. The measurement system of claim 1, wherein the output is at least one of a graphical representation, a numerical representation or a combination thereof.

5. The measurement system of claim 2, wherein the output is communicated to at least one of an onsite location or a remote location.

6. The measurement system of claim 2 further comprising a calibration module to monitor a status of the measurement system.

7. The measurement system of claim 6, wherein the communication module is used to communicate the status of the measurement system.

8. The measurement system of claim 7, wherein the status of the measurement system is communicated to an onsite location or a remote location.

9. The measurement system of claim 6 further comprising a service module to indicate a need to perform service operations on the measurement system based on the status of the measurement system.

10. The measurement system of claim 9, wherein the service operations include performing at least one of replacing the optics module, replacing the control module, replacing the detector module, replacing the output module, replacing the communication module and combination thereof.

11. The measurement system of claim 9, wherein the service module is located on an onsite location or a remote location.

12. The measurement system of claim 1, wherein the output module is situated remotely relative to the sample module, the optics module, and detector module.

13. A diagnostic assay system that uses the measurement system of claim 1.

14. An enzymatic assay system that uses the measurement system of claim

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15. An immunoassay system that uses the measurement system of claim 1.

16. A method for testing a fluid, the method comprising:

providing a sample reagent comprising at least one fluorophore;

providing an analyte for the sample reagent to prepare a sample;

providing a measurement system, wherein the measurement system comprises,

a sample module to receive a sample, wherein the sample module is movable in a linear trajectory, an arcuate trajectory or a combination thereof;

an optics module comprising a light source to generate an incident beam having a predefined wavelength and a focus diameter onto the sample module to yield a laser spot that defines a sample volume, the optics module further comprising a displacing means to displace the laser spot relative to the sample volume in a depth dimensional space defined by the sample volume, wherein the sample volume comprises at least one individual volume of interest,

a detector module to detect at least one of one or more emitted fluorescence signals and at least one concentrated emitted fluorescence signal from the sample module,

a processor module to process the one or more emitted fluorescence signals and at least one concentrated emitted fluorescence signal to provide a normalized bulk fluorescence reading and one or more event fluorescences for the fluid,

an output module to provide an output based on at least one of the normalized bulk fluorescence reading and one or more event fluorescences, and

a control module, wherein the control module controls the sample module, optics module, the detector module and the output module; and

obtaining a measurement for the sample based on the at least one fluorescent event and a bulk fluorescence reading.

17. The method of claim 16 further comprising communicating the measurement for the fluid to at least one of an onsite location or a remote location.

18. The method of claim 16 further comprising obtaining a status for the measurement system.

19. The method of claim 18 further comprising communicating the status for the measurement system to a service module.

20. The method of claim 19 further comprising servicing the measurement system using the status for the measurement system.

21. The method of claim 20, wherein servicing comprises performing at least one of replacing the optics module, replacing the control module, replacing the detector module, replacing the output module, replacing the communication module and combination thereof.