pH in pleural fluid on the ABL800 FLEX analyzer
An accredited and more reliable alternative to pH meters
Are you putting your patients’ health at risk?
You might be, if you are using pH meters to measure pH in pleural fluid.
pH meters or indicator sticks can overestimate pleural fluid pH in patients with pleural effusions, leading to misdiagnosis and potential under-treatment of the condition .
Thus, the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) consensus panel on the medical and surgical management of parapneumonic effusions recommends pleural fluid chemistry to be measured by a blood gas analyzer .
Minimize the risk with the ABL800 FLEX blood gas analyzer
Radiometer’s ABL800 FLEX analyzer now offers a dedicated mode for measuring pH in pleural fluid.
pH in pleural fluid on the ABL800 FLEX analyzer is validated and CE-marked , simplifying your validation process.
Testing is done through a separate pH-pleura mode, reducing the risk of mistaking a pleura value for a blood value.
 Perceptions vs. Reality: Measuring of Pleural Fluid pH in North Carolina, (Bowling et al.)
 CLSI C49-A; American College of Clinical Pharmacy
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