August 2019 Product Focus – POCT

July 23, 2019

Urinalysis chemistry test strip procedures

Monitor the precision of urinalysis chemistry test strip procedures by using Bio-Rad’s qUAntify Advance Control. This assayed, human-urine solution based control is offered in liquid form in two individual levels (Normal and Abnormal) with 31-day open-vial stability for all analytes. Bio-Rad Laboratories

Hemoglobin measurement & hematocrit calculation

The HemoPoint H2 Hemoglobin analyzer provides a hemoglobin measurement and a hematocrit calculation within approximately 25 seconds. HemoPoint H2 is CLIA waived. Features include the ‘soft load’ cuvette holder which prevents optics contamination, a backlit touchscreen, and a large memory that saves 4,000 results. The point-of-care analyzer also has an integrated rechargeable battery that provides 100 hours of use from each charge, allowing the analyzer to be used in the field for large scale screening programs. The ‘always ready’ stand-by function reduces energy consumption and allows users to quickly start running tests without needing to switch HemoPoint H2 on and off. EKF

Critical care blood gas analyzer

The Stat Profile Prime Plus is a comprehensive, whole blood critical care analyzer that offers blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites, hematology, co-oximetry, and 32 calculated results in a simple, compact device. Prime Plus combines maintenance-free, replaceable cartridge technology for sensors and reagents with patented, new, maintenance-free and non-lysing whole blood co-oximetry technology. Test menu includes pH, PCO2, PO2, Na, K, Cl, iCa, iMg, Glucose, Lactate, Urea, Creatinine, Hct, Hb, SO2%, and Co-Ox with results from the full panel available in about one minute. Nova BioMedical

Rapid testing

Point-of-care testing (POCT) gives patients fast, accurate diagnostic test results while they wait, so you can provide the right treatment as quickly as possible. Sekisui Diagnostics delivers your POCT lab a broad range of high quality rapid tests, molecular point of care, and fast immunoassay systems. These diagnostic tests allow you to cost-effectively diagnose at the point of care in one visit—reducing labor and follow-up time while increasing patient satisfaction. Sekisui Diagnostics

POCT management and integration software

Orchard Trellis point-of-care testing (POCT) management and integration software simplifies the complexities of diverse POCT situations and helps POC coordinators more easily oversee POCT and manage their workload. Trellis integrates POCT results into your LIS and/or EHR to achieve the rapid turnaround time that makes your POC tests valuable to providers. Trellis tracks training and competency assessments, managing operators and devices across locations to help ensure quality of testing and meet regulatory requirements. Automated billing and remote handling of POCT QC, decision-support rules, and a full menu of reports are Trellis features that make POCT integration, administration, and oversight more manageable. Orchard Software 

Urinalysis dipstick control 

Dipper POCT Urinalysis Dipstick Control is a single-use liquid quality control that enables improved performance and efficiency with three months room temperature and three years refrigerated stability. Dipper POCT is made with a simulated human urine matrix and formulated with native ketones. The pouch design allows users to visually verify full immersion of the dipstick and minimizes the risk of contamination. Dipper POCT is designed for use in every testing environment including central laboratories, reference laboratories, nursing stations, and doctors’ offices. Quantimetrix

CLIA-waived PCR testing

This real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system is CLIA-waived for Influenza A/B, RSV, and Strep A testing and delivers results in 20 minutes or less. The cobas Liat System brings lab-quality molecular testing to the point of care. It’s designed for STAT testing to support time-sensitive diagnoses and treatment decisions. There’s no need to confirm negative test results at the time of visit, so caregivers can make the right treatment decision right away. About the size of a single-serve coffee maker, the cobas Liat System is ideal for use in satellite laboratories or point-of-care locations. Roche Diagnostics

Controlled venous sampling

Sarstedt’s S-Monovette POC Collect Kit provides controlled venous sampling from vascular access lines, and precise dispensing for point-of-care testing (POCT). This dual technology reduces POC test rejection by helping prevent overfilling, underfilling, or air bubbles in the cartridge. This enables decreased turn-around-times and improved patient outcomes. After POC dispensing, the analyzer-ready S-Monovette tube can be sent directly to the lab if confirmation testing is required, facilitating patient blood management. Sarstedt

Blood analysis testing

The epoc Blood Analysis System is a handheld, wireless solution to enable comprehensive blood analysis testing at the patient’s side on a single room- temperature test card, with results in under one minute. The epoc system accelerates clinical decision making with customized critical ranges and fast, wireless transmission of patient results, which are able to be integrated into any LIS. To streamline patient testing workflow, the full-panel test card offers 13 analytes and automatic calibration prior to analysis. Further, an integrated bar-code reader provides identification of patient and operator IDs. The full menu includes pH, partial pressure of oxygen, partial pressure of carbon dioxide, sodium, potassium, ionized calcium, hematocrit, glucose, lactate, creatinine, chloride, BUN, and TCO2. Only 92 μL of blood is required for the full panel of tests.  Siemens Healthineers

Fluorescent immunoassay analyzer

Sofia Influenza A+B FIA with Sofia 2 uses fluorescent technology to deliver automated, objective, and accurate results, with demonstrated sensitivity and specificity as high as 100 percent. Sofia 2 is a small benchtop fluorescent immunoassay analyzer with flexible workflows to accommodate any laboratory environment and testing volume. Results store automatically on Sofia 2 and can optionally be exported, printed, sent directly to your LIS, or viewed remotely with Quidel’s secure, HIPAA-compliant Virena data management system. Sofia 2 CLIA waived assays include Sofia Influenza A+B FIA, Sofia RSV FIA, Sofia Strep A+ FIA, and Sofia 2 Lyme FIA. Quidel

All-in-one aqueous control

CueSee VeriSTAT LVM is an all-in-one aqueous blood gas, electrolyte, and metabolite control for the linear verification of the Abbott i-STAT analyzer. CueSee VeriSTAT LVM consists of five distinctly different levels which are optimized to evenly cover the reportable ranges of the iSTAT analyzer. Additionally, there is an added blue dye to make it easier to use. Customers appreciate a longer shelf life of two years, longer room temperature stability of 10 days, and negligible lot-to-lot variation. Eurotrol