Does iSTAT test for glucose?

Does iSTAT test for glucose?

i-STAT G Cartridge The test for glucose, as part of the i-STAT System, is intended for use in the in vitro quantification of glucose in arterial, venous, or capillary whole blood.

What are iSTAT cartridges?

i-STAT cartridges – single-use, disposable cartridges for whole-blood testing. They are inserted into the analyser after the blood sample has been applied. A large number of cartridges are available to test the most common test-specific indicators in different combinations.

What is iSTAT glucose?

The i-STAT System test for glucose measures glucose amount-of-substance concentration in the plasma fraction of arterial, venous, or capillary whole blood (dimension mmol L-1) for in vitro diagnostic use.

How does Abbott Istat work?

The i-STAT is a cartridge-based analyser with all the analytical requirements for the performance of a test contained within an individual cartridge. The test sample and reagents never enter the ‘analyser’ which transforms electrical signals from the test cartridge into human-readable results.

How do Istat cartridges work?

The i-STAT system uses a single disposable cartridge. The cartridge, which has been filled with fresh blood, is placed into a hand-held analyzer for analysis. The results are printed and also transmitted to a computer where they can be stored and transferred to another system for charting.

What is Istat used for?

The Abbott i-STAT portable clinical analyser is a true Point Of Care analyser designed to be used at the patient’s bedside for critical care tests such as blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites and coagulation. There are a number of cartridges testing different combinations of analytes.

What is the best blood sugar number?

A blood sugar level less than 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) is normal. A reading of more than 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L) after two hours indicates diabetes. A reading between 140 and 199 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L and 11.0 mmol/L) indicates prediabetes.

Do Istat cartridges need to be refrigerated?

Cartridges may be stored at room temperature (18 to 30°C or 64 to 86°F) for 14 days. Cartridges should not be returned to the refrigerator once they have been at room temperature, and should not be exposed to temperatures above 30°C (86°F). If the pouch has been punctured, the cartridge should not be used.