We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Detecto

OPTI MEDICAL SYSTEMS

OPTI Medical Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures near-patient, clinical diagnostics equipment that combine high ac... read more Featured Products: More products

Download Mobile App




Events

ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, many events are being rescheduled for a later date, converted into virtual venues, or altogether cancelled. Please check with the event organizer or website prior to planning for any forthcoming event.
16 Feb 2023 - 18 Feb 2023

Single Cassette for Measurement of Lactate and Blood Gas Aids Rapid Sepsis Diagnosis

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 21 Jul 2022
Print article
Image: B-Lac Cassette can be an important diagnostic tool for severe cases of COVID-19 (Photo courtesy of OPTI Medical)
Image: B-Lac Cassette can be an important diagnostic tool for severe cases of COVID-19 (Photo courtesy of OPTI Medical)

Measurement of lactate levels has assumed significant importance for the diagnosis of severe cases of COVID-19. Being a useful marker of sepsis, elevated lactate levels can indicate how serious the septic shock is. An early diagnosis of sepsis has a substantial impact on the patient’s outcome, and continuous measurement of lactate levels provides useful information about the individual's condition when treating sepsis with a concomitant COVID-19 infection. Now, an individually wrapped, disposable, single-use cassette that measures lactate, pH, PCO2, PO2, tHb, and SO2 in whole blood could be an important diagnostic tool for severe cases of COVID-19.

The OPTI B-Lac Cassette from OPTI Medical Systems (Roswell, GA, USA) offers measurement of lactate and blood gas on one cassette for rapid results in just minutes. The OPTI B-Lac Cassette measures lactate, pH, PCO2, PO2, tHb, and SO2 in whole blood, to assist in quick diagnosis at the point of care. It offers true measurement of total hemoglobin using optical reflectance technology. The individually wrapped, disposable, single-use cassette contains all of the elements needed for calibration, sample measurement, and waste containment.

The OPTI B-Lac Cassette can be used exclusively on the OPTI CCA-TS2 portable blood gas and electrolyte analyzer which uses OPTI Medical’s optical fluorescence technology. This unique, patented technology does not use electrodes or contact points, thus eliminating the need for costly electrode maintenance. The OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer provides lab-quality results with zero standby cost. The single-use consumable is only used during a measurement and safely locks waste inside. To help meet exact testing needs, the OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer has a variety of cassette configurations available. Each cassette comes individually wrapped, in cartons of 25, reducing the potential for consumable waste.

Related Links:
OPTI Medical Systems 

New
Platinum Supplier
Real-Time Diagnostics Onscreen Viewer
GEMweb Live
New
Double-Door Pass-Through Autoclave
150L - 700L Double-Door / Pass-Through
New
Analgesic Gas Delivery System
O-Two Equinox Advantage
New
Portable Finger Pulse Oximeter
Onyx Vantage 9590

Print article

Channels

AI

view channel
Image: A novel research study moves the needle on predicting coronary artery disease (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

AI-Enabled ECG Analysis Predicts Heart Attack Risk Nearly as well as CT Scans

Increased coronary artery calcium is a marker of coronary artery disease that can lead to a heart attack. Traditionally, CT scans are used to diagnose buildup of coronary artery calcium, although CT scanners... Read more

Surgical Techniques

view channel
Image: The neuro-chip with soft implantable electrodes could manage brain disorders (Photo courtesy of EPFL)

Implantable Neuro-Chip Uses Machine Learning Algorithm to Detect and Treat Neurological Disorders

Using a combination of low-power chip design, machine learning algorithms, and soft implantable electrodes, researchers have produced a neural interface that can identify and suppress symptoms of different... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: Using digital data can improve health outcomes (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Electronic Health Records May Be Key to Improving Patient Care, Study Finds

When a patient gets transferred from a hospital to a nearby specialist or rehabilitation facility, it is often difficult for personnel at the new facility to access the patient’s electronic health records... Read more

Point of Care

view channel
Image: Steripath improves the diagnostic accuracy and timeliness of sepsis test results (Photo courtesy of Magnolia)

All-in-One Device Reduces False-Positive Diagnostic Test Results for Bloodstream Infections

Blood cultures are considered the gold standard diagnostic test for the detection of blood stream infections, such as sepsis. However, positive blood culture results can be frequently wrong, and about... Read more

Business

view channel
Image: Researchers expect broader adoption of AI in healthcare in the near future (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Could Save U.S. Healthcare Industry USD 360 Billion Annually

The wider adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare could save the U.S. up to USD 360 billion annually although its uptake in the industry is presently limited owing to the absence of trust... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2023 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.