Procurement Trends: POC Blood Gas/Chemistry - April, 2020

April 1, 2020 | Procurement Trends


These point-of-care (POC) analyzers are designed to measure and/or assess blood gases, pH, electrolytes, and some metabolites in whole-blood specimens. They can directly measure pH, partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PCO2) and oxygen (PO2), and concentrations of the most common ions (i.e., sodium Na+, potassium K+, chloride Cl-, bicarbonate HCO3-) and metabolites such as calcium, magnesium, glucose, and lactate. The purpose of these tests is to determine if some blood parameters, metabolites, or electrolyte levels are in an abnormal range. According to our PricePaid database, Abbott has consistently accounted for the most...

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