The Microlab 300 is a compact and easy to use semi-automated chemical analyzer that is offered by the ELItech Group. The operating center incorporates a superior, temperature-controlled optical design with the measurement taking place in a specialized flow cell. The unit is easy to operate and its maintenance requirements are low. Most technicians can learn to use this software-driven device within an hour. The maintenance instructions are incorporated into the system software. Test results are stored in memory and are easily retrievable. A bi-directional connection feature enables the analyzer to download parameters and settings from a host computer and upload patient information to a data management system. The analyzer features a full screen, an integrated keyboard, and 60 programmable tests.