i-STAT bedside ABG system

i-STAT Corp

i-Stat Corp, East Windsor, NJ, presents the i-STAT portable bedside ABG testing system. Completely portable, weighing just over a pound, the i-STAT system can be transported anywhere patient care is needed. To perform a test, two drops of blood are applied to a disposable cartridge. The cartridge is inserted into the handheld reader, and the test, along with necessary quality control procedures, is automatically initiated. Results can be viewed on the LCD screen, printed for inclusion in the patient’s chart, or downloaded to the hospital’s LIS/HIS system. (609) 443-9300; www.i-stat.com.