Point-of-Care Fingerstick Testing for Hemoglobin and Hematocrit
The StatStrip Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Meter System (StatStrip Hb/Hct) is the only POC system to provide anemia screening and monitoring with measured, not calculated, Hb and Hct tests.
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Only Point-of-Care (POC) Meter to Measure Both Hb and Hct
The StatStrip Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Meter System (StatStrip Hb/Hct) is the only POC system to provide anemia screening and monitoring with measured, not calculated, Hb and Hct tests. This important breakthrough is possible because of new, patented electrochemical technologies developed by Nova Biomedical. Along with tiny, fingerstick capillary samples (1.6 µL) and results in 40 seconds, StatStrip Hb/Hct improves clinical decision making at the point of care.
Accurate anemia assessment
Accurate anemia evaluation requires both measured Hct (red cell volume) and measured Hb. However, current POC meters only provide a calculated estimate of Hct.
Calculated Hct assumes a normal Hct-to-Hb relationship [Hct % = 3 x Hb (g/dL)], and is therefore inaccurate whenever Hct is abnormal.
This is particularly evident in red cell structural abnormalities, hemoglobinopathies, and hemolytic conditions caused by infection, autoimmune disease, toxins, drugs, and chemicals. These conditions necessitate measured Hct because calculated results can negatively impact treatment.
StatStrip Hb/Hct’s 1.6 µL fingerstick capillary blood sample makes routine Hb and Hct testing and anemia screening virtually painless for the patient. It also enables frequent monitoring of acute patients for blood loss.
Economical Hb and Hct testing
Fingerstick capillary sampling eliminates costly blood drawing supplies, venous phlebotomy, and lab testing. Combined with a single-use, low cost biosensor, StatStrip Hb/Hct offers economical, POC Hb and Hct testing in many care settings, including:
- Blood banks
- Oncology clinics
- Pre-natal care
- Dialysis centers
- Primary care/general practice
- Hospital departments
Excellent correlation to the laboratory
StatStrip Hb/Hct’s results correlate closely with laboratory reference methods.
Easy, Simple, POC Anemia Testing
Simple and safe testing
Similar to glucose self-testing, StatStrip Hb/Hct’s single-use biosensors do not require calibration or coding. A biosensor ejector allows for touch-free disposal and eliminates a potential biohazard.
Testing takes three simple steps
Complete data connectivity
StatStrip Hb/Hct offers both hard wired and wireless bidirectional connectivity for data integration with patient records.
- Connection via POCT1-A2, ASTM, or HL7
- Rapid identification of data exceptions with dashboard indicators
- Data consolidation and transfer from meter to other data sites
- Complete data security and encryption
Compact and lightweight
StatStrip Hb/Hct’s compact and lightweight design is less than half the size and weight of other POC systems that measure only Hb. Its bright color screen is larger and easier to read than the monochrome displays of other systems.