A chip-type thin-layer radial flow cell was developed as an amperometric detector for capillary electrophoresis. We fabricated a carbon film-based interdigitated ring-shaped array (IDRA) microelectrode with a 2 microm bandwidth and an almost 1 microm gap on a glass plate and used it as a working electrode. A fused-silica capillary was arranged above the IDRA electrode using a guide hole drilled through the acryl plate that formed the flow cell lid. A flow channel for use in connecting the outlet capillary was also fabricated in the acryl plate. We characterized the analytical performance of the IDRA electrode in the microchip flow cell in terms of linear concentration range, sensitivity and concentration detection limit. We achieved a collection efficiency and catechol redox cycle at the IDRA microelectrode of 65% and 1.71, respectively, and thus a high sensitivity and low detection limit of 392.9 pA/microM and 15 nM for dopamine hydrochloride. We examined the reproducibility of the detector and found that the run-to-run and detector-to-detector relative standard deviations were both less than 10%.