Abaxis i-Stat

VetScan i-STAT 1
Handheld Analyzer

Results To Go.

The VetScan i-STAT 1 delivers accurate blood gas, electrolyte, chemistry and hematology results in minutes from 2-3 drops of whole blood in a completely portable, handheld package - making it the ideal solution for critical care situations, hospital operating room monitoring, exotic animals and research needs at the point of care.

Most importantly, the VetScan i-STAT 1 provides the additional information needed to monitor chronic disease patients, evaluate pre-anesthetic patients and provide diagnostic specialty testing information for the ill patient in the exam or treatment room.

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Features & Benefits

Feature Benefit
Acid-base, blood gas, electrolyte, chemistry, and hematology testing with one platform Saves counter space and money while improving in-house testing capability
Small sample size - 95 µL or less Provides the ability to test small or ill animals such as an anemic puppy or the fractious cat
Speed: most results in 2 minutes Obtain results, diagnose, discuss with clients and begin treatment immediately at the point-of-care
Accurate and reliable Offers peace of mind to make quick and confident patient assessment
Comprehensive internal quality control Ensures reliable results; removes the need and cost of external controls
Low maintenance Save costs and time
Portable, lightweight – only weighs 1.4 lbs Diagnose and treat at the point of care, patient side, whether out in the field or in the exam room
Easy to use Minimal hands-on time and training; decreases user error and frustration
Integrated barcode reader Scans barcodes for patient ID, operator ID and cartridge lot information
Cardiac Troponin I Cartridge Only point of care test for assessing cardiac muscle and damage

i-STAT CG4+

i-STAT CG4+ Cartridge

This cartridge provides the following analytes

  • pH
  • PCO2
  • HCO3
  • TCO2
  • Base Excess
  • PO2
  • sO2
  • Lactate

Available in 10 and 25 count packages

i-STAT CG8+

i-STAT CG8+ Cartridge

This cartridge provides the following analytes

  • Hct
  • Hgb
  • iCa
  • Glu
  • Na
  • K
  • pH
  • PCO2
  • HCO3
  • TCO2
  • Base Excess
  • PO2
  • sO2

Available in 10 and 25 count packages

i-STAT G

i-STAT G Cartridge

This cartridge provides the following analytes

  • Glu

Available in 10 count packages

i-STAT Crea

i-STAT Crea Cartridge

This cartridge provides the following analytes

  • Crea

Available in 10 count packages

i-STAT E3+

i-STAT E3+ Cartridge

This cartridge provides the following analytes

  • Hct
  • Hgb
  • Cl
  • Na
  • K

Available in 10 and 25 count packages

i-STAT 6+

i-STAT 6+ Cartridge

This cartridge provides the following analytes

  • Hct
  • Hgb
  • BUN
  • Glu
  • Cl
  • Na
  • K

Available in 10 count packages

i-STAT CHEM8+

i-STAT CHEM8+ Cartridge

This cartridge provides the following analytes

  • Hct
  • Hgb
  • BUN
  • Crea
  • iCa
  • Glu
  • Cl
  • Na
  • K
  • TCO2
  • Anion Gap

Available in 10 and 25 count packages

i-STAT EC8+

i-STAT EC8+ Cartridge

This cartridge provides the following analytes

  • Hct
  • Hgb
  • BUN
  • Glu
  • Cl
  • Na
  • K
  • pH
  • PCO2
  • HCO3
  • TCO2
  • Anion Gap
  • Base Excess

Available in 10 and 25 count packages

i-STAT Act Celite

i-STAT Act Celite Cartridge

This cartridge provides the following analytes

  • ACT

Available in 10 count packages

i-STAT Cardiac 1 Troponin

i-STAT Cardiac 1 Troponin Cartridge

This cartridge provides the following analytes

  • cTnl

Available in 10 count packages

VetScan i-STAT 1 Specifications

Analyzer Dimensions Width:
Length:
Depth:
7.68 cm (3.035 in)
23.48 cm (9.245 in)
7.24 cm (2.85 in)
Weight 650 grams (22.9 oz) with rechargeable batteries
635 grams (22.4 oz) with disposable batteries
Power Two 9-volt lithium batteries or rechargeable battery
Calibration Factory: electronic, mechanical, thermal, pressure
Memory/Clock Backup Power Lithium battery  
Display Dot matrix supertwist liquid crystal  
Communication Link Infrared light-emitting diode (LED)  
Operating Temperature 16 - 30 °C (61 - 86 °F) for VetScan i-STAT cartridge testing
Transport Temperature -10 - 46 °C (14 - 115 °F)
Relative Humidity 90% (maximum) non-condensing  
Barometric Pressure 300 - 1000 mmHg  
Laser Scanner Complies with U.S. 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to laser Notice No. 50, dated July 26, 2001.
EN 60825-1:1994 + A1:2002 + A2:2001
IEC 60825-1:1993 + A1:1997 + A2:2001

Simple Operation

You can now get a full range of diagnostic applications in the palm of your hand, in 3 easy steps.

Istat Operation01

1Fill cartridge to fill line.

Istat Operation02

2Insert cartridge.

Istat Operation03

3Read results in 2 minutes.

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VetScan i-STAT FAQ

What technology does the VetScan i-STAT1 utilize?

Electrochemistry. Measurement is accomplished using electrochemical sensing technologies. A group of thin film electrodes located at the top of a cartridge are coated with chemically sensitive films. These coated sensors react to small changes caused by chemical reactions in the sample.

The sensors are either potentiometric, measuring changes in the electric potential, amperometric, measuring changes in electric current, or conductometric measuring changes in conductivity. The concentration of the analyte is determined by measuring the difference in signal from the calibrant and the sample. This difference in signal is then converted to the specific concentration units for the analyte using the analyzer's internal processor.

What kinds of tests can be run on the VetScan i-STAT1 instrument?

The VetScan i-STAT1 offers a variety of disposable, single-use cartridges (10) including tests for acid/base analysis, blood gases, chemistry, hematology, electrolytes, and some specialty tests like Lactate, ACT, and Cardiac Troponin I. These cartridges are configured with parameters that can give a clear patient's condition depending on the clinical situation.

What type of sample is used?

Whole blood.

What is the shelf-life of the VetScan i-STAT1 cartridges?

The cartridges are manufactured with 5-11 months shelf life, depending on the stability of the analytes in each cartridge.

What species does the VetScan i-STAT1 have reference ranges for?

Cat, dog, and horse. These ranges are available in the user guide provided with the analyzer.

What analytes on the VetScan i-STAT1 system are measured and which are calculated?

Measured: Hematocrit (Hct), Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine (Crea), Ionized Calcium (iCa), Glucose (Glu), Chloride (Cl), Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), pH, Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PCO2), Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2), Oxygen saturation (sO2), Lactate, Activated Clotting time with Celite® activator (ACT), Cardiac Troponin I (cTnI)

Calculated: Hemoglobin (Hb), Bicarbonate (HCO), Total carbon dioxide concentration (TCO2), Anion gap (AnGap), Base Excess (BE)

Does the VetScan i-STAT1 require calibration?

No. Calibration is performed each time a cartridge requiring calibration is used, automatically. During the first part of the testing cycle, the calibrant solution is released from its foil pack and is positioned over the sensors. The signals produced by the sensors' responses to the calibrant solution are measured. The calibration adjusts the offset of the stored calibration curve.

Does the VetScan i-STAT1 require a lot of maintenance?

No, not at all. Only maintenance required for the VetScan i-STAT is a software update every 6 months.

Do I need to run controls for the VetScan i-STAT1?

No. A series of automatic quality checks are performed during each test cycle. When there is a quality check failure, a message is displayed with the cause and corrective action. The quality checks detect improper environmental conditions, analyzer function, cartridge filling, cartridge function, and sensor function.

If running an external control is part of your standard lab practices, controls are available for purchase from Abaxis. Target values can be found here: http://abbottpointofcare.com.

Why does the VetScan i-STAT1 have software updates?

The VetScan i-STAT1 System is designed to eliminate operator influence on delivered results. Due to the continuous manufacturing process improvements to the VetScan i-STAT1 System, it is necessary to update standardization values from time to time to maintain long-term consistency of performance. These updates are equivalent to manually adjusting calibration on a traditional laboratory analyzer.

New CLEW software-delivered twice a year on a CD-ROM re-establishes these standardization values and incorporates refinements to the internal quality monitoring system. New JAMS application software allows the VetScan i-STAT1 to recognize any newly launched cartridge types and to perform any newly launched feature.

Can I connect the VetScan i-STAT1 to an external computer?

Yes. This can be accomplished by using the Central Data Station (CDS) software and the downloader provided in the VetScan i-STAT1 Starter Kit. The CDS can be used to save results onto a computer and get them into a Microsoft Excel file. Contact Abaxis technical support with questions regarding the CDS.

How much blood is required to run an VetScan i-STAT1 cartridge?

17-95 µL, depending on the cartridge used.

If the VetScan i-STAT1 instrument is exposed to extreme heat or cold, will it still produce reliable results?

Operating temperature for VetScan i-STAT 1 cartridge testing is 16-30 °C (61-86 °F). If it is out of this range, please take proper steps to get this analyzer back to this temperature range.

Where do I store the VetScan i-STAT1 cartridges?

All VetScan i-STAT1 cartridges should be refrigerated at 2-8 °C (35-46 °F). Once removed from the refrigerator, cartridges can be stored at room temperature (18-30 °C or 64-86 °F) for up to two weeks. Once a cartridge has been warmed to room temperature, do not return it to the refrigerator.

Do the cartridges require warm-up before use?

Allow five minutes for an individual cartridge - or one hour for a box of 25 cartridges - to reach room temperature before use if taken from refrigerator.

Can the VetScan i-STAT1 results be transmitted to my lab management software?

This depends on the practice management software that you use. Check with your software vendor for updates/details.

Can I print my results from the VetScan i-STAT1?

Yes. Results can be printed from the VetScan i-STAT1 using the portable Martel Printer that is included in the VetScan i-STAT1 Starter Kit. The printer can receive data directly from the analyzer via infrared transmission or through a data cable connected to a Downloader. The printer is battery powered and can be recharged from a power adapter that is included.

Ok, the VetScan i-STAT1 is portable, how long do the 9V batteries last?

Two 9 volt lithium batteries will provide power for approximately 400 chemistry cartridges. They are available for purchase from Abaxis.

How many result records can the VetScan i-STAT1 store?

The maximum number of records will depend on your handheld customization settings, but the VetScan i-STAT1 will store at least 1,000 records.

Why test for Cardiac Troponin I?

Measurements of Cardiac Troponin I are useful in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of conditions causing myocardial damage in veterinary patients. Examples include hypertrophic, dilated and unclassified cardiomyopathy, subaortic stenosis and gastric dilation-volvulus.

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