18 STAT parameters from a single test
Get the most out of your blood sample
The importance of preserving patient blood is becoming increasingly important: not only for neonates, but for adult patients as well. Several studies have convincingly shown that iatrogenic blood loss due to lab testing, including arterial blood gas sampling, can result in increased morbidity due to stress on the cardiovascular and respiratory system and the need for allogeneic blood transfusion.
With the ABL800 FLEX blood gas analyzer, you can measure up to 18 STAT parameters on the same blood sample. This supports physicians and caregivers in providing fast diagnosis of critically ill patients and reduces the risks and patient discomfort associated with repeated sampling.
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… also from capillary samples
Neonate blood is particularly precious. The FLEXMODE on the ABL800 FLEX blood gas analyzer allows you to reliably get the most critical parameters from these particularly small sample volumes.
 Woodhouse, S., Complications of critical care: Lab testing and iatrogenic anemia, Medical Laboratory Observer, Oct, 2001