Alere offers the epoc blood analysis system. epoc provides blood gases, electrolytes, and metabolic panel results at the bedside in about 30 seconds with wireless transmission to the patient record. It is the cost-effective POC testing solution, easily integrating into any critical care setting and delivering accurate, actionable results to enable timely clinical decisions. It features room-temperature test card storage; nine measured analytes on a single test card: pH, pCO2, pO2, Na+, K+, Ca++, Glu, Hct, Lac; six calculated values: cHCO3-, cTCO2, BE(ecf), BE(b), cSO2, cHgb; and critical result reporting. 877-444-7440; www.alere.com.
Delivering lab-quality results to any point-of-care location, Instrumentation Laboratory offers the GEM Premier 4000 now with Plus Technology, a critical care analyzer that measures pH, blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites, total bilirubin, and CO-oximetry (integrated). The GEM Premier 4000 features a single-component, multiuse cartridge, and uses connectivity software to allow remote control of all analyzers in the network for continuous, real-time quality management. 800-955-9525; www.ilus.com.
Nova Biomedical offers the Stat Profile pHOx Ultra blood gas/critical care analyzers that provide a comprehensive broad menu of blood gases, electrolytes, chemistry, hematology, and CO-oximetry for critical care testing. pHOx Ultra requires just two to three drops of whole blood, features simple one-button operation, is self-calibrating, and provides results in 2 minutes or less. No other blood gas/critical care analyzer can match the clinical value of pHOx Ultra to effectively manage high acuity, critically ill patients. Individual tests include pH, Pco2, Po2, So2%, hematocrit, hemoglobin, sodium, potassium, chloride, ionized calcium, ionized magnesium, glucose, BUN, creatinine, lactate, and bilirubin. 800-458-5813; www.novabiomedical.com.
OPTI Medical has expanded the test menu of the OPTI CCA-TS blood gas analyzer to include lactate. The analyzer provides fast and accurate lactate and blood gas analysis results to assist in the early detection of sepsis. The OPTI CCA-TS analyzer now has a single-use test cassette for the measurement of lactate, pH, Pco2, Po2, tHb, and So2 in whole blood for quick diagnosis at the point of care. 800-490-6784; www.optimedical.com.