StatStrip® Lactate is a handheld, true point-of-care testing system that brings lactate testing directly to the patient’s bedside. Lactate is currently measured on blood gas analysers, which creates numerous problems for bedside testing. Blood gas analysers require anaerobic, arterial samples, large sample volumes (100-200 µL) and have long analysis times (up to 2.5 minutes). In addition, blood gas analysers are complex to operate, often are not portable and are expensive to purchase and operate.
StatStrip® point-of-care testing provides the fastest turnaround time possible (13 seconds), on the smallest whole blood sample (0.6 µL), and can be easily operated by medical and nursing staff. StatStrip® Lactate is a very low cost device that makes lactate testing practical and affordable in any size A/E, ICU, Labour Ward or Medical Unit.