Point-of-care (POC) blood testing devices are an ideal solution in hospitals and clinical labs as well as outpatient facilities. The Abbott i-STAT is an advanced handheld blood analyzer that provides health care professionals with access to accurate test results within minutes, rather than hours. This easy-to-use device requires just two drops of blood to provide lab-accurate testing for blood gases, electrolytes, chemistries, coagulation, hematology and cardiac markers.
With the advanced technology of single-use i-STAT test cartridges along with the Precision PCx™ and PCx Plus™ glucose test strips, this blood analysis system provides health care professionals with the information they need to make treatment decisions quickly. This enhances the quality of patient care and optimizes system efficiency. Rapid test results also enhance the level of communication between the clinician and patient.
Easy Four-step Process for Bedside Testing
Testing personnel need to perform just four steps to get critical results:
- Insert 2 or 3 drops of blood into the cartridge
- Insert the cartridge into the handheld
- View test results in as little as 2 minutes for most cartridges
- Upload information automatically into the LIS/HIS
This point of care analyzer eliminates process steps and handoffs to reduce the incidence of errors and promote patient safety.
This i-STAT System also has features and functions that are needed in large hospitals to make compliance with laboratory regulations for non-waived tests and data management easier. Features include self-contained cartridges, a barcode scanner through which operator and patient information can be entered, operator lockout that prevents unauthorized users from performing or viewing test results, ergonomically designed soft keys for comfort and ease of use, advanced biosensor technology and real-time quality assurance that ensure high testing accuracy.
Established lab equipment suppliers offer the Abbott i-STAT 1 refurbished with a 90-day parts warranty at price lower than new.