The latest blood gas analyzers on the market from Instrumentation Laboratory, Nova Biomedical, Radiometer America, and Siemens Healthineers.
The Siemens Healthineers epoc Blood Analysis System is a handheld, wireless solution with complete blood gas, basic metabolic panel, and hematocrit and lactate on a single room temperature-stable test card, delivering patient-side results in less than 1 minute. It aids in supporting COVID-19 response efforts, where blood gas testing plays a critical role in managing infected patients. (See image above.)
Available from Radiometer America, the ABL90 Flex Plus blood gas analyzer is designed for point-of-care testing in busy clinical environments such as the emergency department and the intensive care unit. measures acid-base, oxygen status, and components of the basic metabolic panel. It gives you reliable results on 17 parameters in just 35 seconds from only 65 µL of blood.
Available from Instrumentation Laboratory, the GEM Premier ChemSTAT is a whole-blood analyzer for rapid basic metabolic panel (BMP) testing. Designed for the point of care, it delivers lab-quality results in 70 seconds, from venous or arterial samples. With a menu developed for the emergency department, actionable BMP results allow for rapid risk stratification and expedited time to treatment.
The GEM Premier 5000 system with iQM2 from Instrumentation Laboratory rapidly analyzes heparinized whole-blood samples including blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites, and CO-Oximetry at the point of care. These parameters can assist in supporting management of respiratory impairment, such as acute respiratory disease syndrome.1 iQM2 provides continuous monitoring of the analytical process; before, during, and after each sample measurement in real-time.
Prime Plus, from Nova Biomedical, is a comprehensive, critical care analyzer that combines blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites, CO-Oximetry and 34 calculated parameters all from two drops of whole blood. Unique assays include BUN/Creatinine to assess AKI, Ionized Magnesium, and calculated parameters ePV and OI to guide/reduce fluid load and ventilatory support. Prime Plus is maintenance-free analyzer designed for use in any ICU or clinical setting.
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