The StatStrip Lactate and Hemoglobin/Hematocrit Meter system (StatStrip LAC/Hb/Hct) is a handheld, easy-to-use meter system that measures LAC, Hb and Hct at the point-of-care using two disposable biosensors and tiny capillary blood samples for all tests. StatStrip’s lactate biosensor provides lab-like accuracy in just 13 seconds from 0.6 microliters of capillary blood. StatStrip’s Hb/Hct biosensor accurately measures - not calculates - both Hb and Hct in 40 seconds from a 1.6 microliter capillary sample.
Lactate Testing Bedside
StatStrip LAC/Hb/Hct is a point-of-care (POC) system that enables rapid and timely trending of lactate in hypoperfusion during sepsis (or other conditions of hypoperfusion) for assessment of resuscitation or treatment efforts. Compared to testing with blood gas analyzers which require arterial samples, large samples volumes (up to 95 microliters), and long analysis times (up to 2.5 minutes); StatStrip’s single-use biosensor provides the fastest turnaround time (13 seconds) on the smallest whole blood sample (0.6 μL) with excellent correlation to central laboratory reference methods.
Solves Lactate Pre-Analytical issues
Lactate is not stable in whole blood samples. Blood lactate levels rise steeply in less than 5
minutes if samples are transported or kept at room temperature.1 StatStrip point-of- care
testing ensures rapid, accurate results by eliminating sample transport preanalytical effects.
Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Testing Bedside
StatStrip LAC/Hb/Hct is the only POC system to provide anemia screening and monitoring with measured, not calculated, Hb and Hct tests. This important breakthrough is possible because of new, patented biosensor technologies developed by Nova Biomedical.
Accurate Assessment of Anemia
Accurate anemia evaluation requires both measured Hct and measured Hb. However, current POC Hb meters only provide a calculated estimate of Hct. Calculated estimates of Hct are inaccurate in many conditions including red cell structural abnormalities, hemolysis, hemoglobinopathies, and other conditions. These conditions necessitate measured Hct because calculated results can negatively impact treatment.
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