RAPIDLab® 348EX Blood Gas System

RAPIDLab® 348EX Blood Gas System

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Deliver reliable and economical critical care testing in low-volume settings

 

Get trusted results for critical analytes with ease, efficiency, and economy.

 

The RAPIDLab® 348EX Blood Gas System* is the cost-effective solution for smaller laboratories tasked with the challenge of performing fast-turnaround critical care tests. Fully-automated operation supports low-to-medium throughput on an easy-to-use analyzer that’s ready to generate accurate, on-demand results when clinicians need them, with a minimum of operator involvement.

 

Features & Benefits

 

The RAPIDLab 348EX analyzer combines proven Siemens blood gas technology with a range of next-generation system enhancements designed to streamline and simplify day-to-day operations and workflow.

 
 
  • Actionable patient test results are available in approximately 60 seconds
  • Small sample size (50 µL–95 µL) suitable for most patients
  • Analyze whole blood and dialysate fluid
  • Whole blood results: pH, pCO2, pO2 Na+, K+, Ca++/Cl-, and hematocrit
  • Dialysate results: pH, pCO2, Na+, K+, Ca++, HCO3-, and ctCO2
  • Test and report only those parameters ordered by the clinician
 
 
  • Bar-code reader, for patient/operator ID entry, can be mounted on either side and offers optional setting for continuous-on, single-handing scanning
  • Sample probe aspirates from syringes, capillaries, and QC ampules automatically, without the need for adapters
  • Automatic detection of short samples shifts analyzer into microsample mode, with no operator involvement required
  • Time-tested Ready Sensor® electrodes have a proven track record of performance and long use-life
  • Comprehensive QC materials help verify system performance
  • Automatic calibration routines and wash sequences minimize demands on operators time and attention
 
 
  • Intuitive, color, touch screen user interface features large, easy-to-read system icons that display analyzer status
  • One-touch icon selection of sampling mode - syringe, capillary, dialysis fluid, QC
  • Easy navigation to all routine functions from the Ready screen
  • Measurement chamber houses all sensors and is designed for easy access and replacement
  • All reagents are located on the front panel of the analyzer, enabling easy reagent replacement
  • Clear plastic bottles and blue-colored solutions allow at-a-glance checks of fill volumes
  • Minimal maintenance requirements further extend system uptime
 
 
  • Economically priced – low cost of acquisition
  • Low operating costs – cost of reagents/consumables will not vary significantly, even if throughput triples from five to 15 samples/day
  • Small footprint saves valuable bench space in smaller labs and point-of-care settings
 
 
  • Results can be viewed on-screen, output to the onboard printer, or electronically transmitted to LIS/HIS or RAPIDComm® Data Management System
  • Convenient onboard storage of up to 250 patient test records, and up to 90 results for each level of QC
  • Print calibration and QC summaries for inspection purposes including off-line generated Levey-Jennings reports to document QC performance
  • USB port simplifies data uploads/downloads
 
 

When analyzers in remote, decentralized settings are supported by the RAPIDComm Data Management System, point-of-care coordinators can oversee the entire testing process from a central location.

  • Configure, monitor, and control multiple networked RAPIDLab 348EX analyzers
  • Troubleshoot analyzers, standardize test protocols, authorize and certify operators, and enforce QC checks
  • Generate customized reports for accreditation inspections
  • Help ensure testing and regulatory compliance, and improve risk management
  • Connect multiple Siemens point-of-care analyzers – including blood gas, urine chemistry, and diabetes care systems -- through a single interface to the LIS/HIS

 

More Information Here

System Overview
 
Sample Size

Syringe: 95 µL
Capillary: 95 µL
Microsample mode: 50 µL

Sample Type

Whole blood
Dialysate fluid

Analysis time
Approximately 60 seconds to result
Calibration
Automatic or on demand
 
 
Temperature:
 
10.0°C–43.9°C

Hemoglobin:

 

2.0–25.0 g/dL

FIO2:
 

15.0%–100.0%

Patient/Operator IDs:                         

 

Up to 16 characters (alphanumeric)

Sample location:               

 

Radial, brachial, femoral, cord, arterial line (with RAPIDComm® Data Management System)

 
 
Display Interface

Intuitive, icon-based color touchscreen

 

 

 
 
Onboard Computer
 
Storage Capacity/Memory

Up to 250 patient test records
Up to 90 results for each level of QC

Data Export
Via integrated USB port/flash drive to PC, or direct to LIS/HIS or RAPIDComm® Data Management System
 
 
Connectivity Options
 
Serial
RS232, LIS1, LIS2, LIS3 protocol
Bi-directional
Can be set up for monitoring/control and connectivity via the RAPIDComm Data Management System
 
 
Peripheral Interfaces
   
USB Port
Standard USB 2.0
 
External Barcode Reader
Standard USB 2.0
 
 
 
Environmental
 
Temperature:
15ºC–32ºC
Humidity:
max. 85% at 32ºC non-condensing
Barometric Pressure
400-825 mmHg
 
 
Power Requirements
   
Rating:
80 VA
 
Voltage:
100–240 V
 
Frequency:
50/60 Hz

          

 
 
General
   
System Dimensions

Width:
Depth:
Height:
Weight :

385 mm (15.2 in.)
353 mm (13.9 in.)
382 mm (15.0 in.)
9.4 kg (20.7 lb)

 
 
Approvals

UL, CSA, IEC, EN-61010, CE Marked with full CB Scheme and all National Deviations. Complies with the IVD directive.

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