Stat Profile® pHOx® Ultra

*Not yet available in all markets

The Most Comprehensive Critical Care Blood Gas Analyzer

One analyzer, up to 20 tests

No other blood gas analyzer can match the clinical value of pHOx Ultra, which provides up to 20 critical care tests from one small, 210-microliter sample in only 2 minutes. Other partial test panels are available in less than one minute. Measured tests include: pH  PCO2  PO2  SO2%  Na  K  iCa  iMg  Cl  Glucose  BUN/Urea  Creatinine  Lactate  Hct  Hb  O2Hb  HHb  COHb  MetHb  tBil

Customized Menus

pHOx Ultra can be custom configured with as few as 5 tests to as many as 20 tests to satisfy the exact test menu requirements of each department. However the complete test menu does not have to be run on each sample. Up to 30 specific user-defined subsets (panels) can be created for patient populations such as pulmonary, surgical, pediatric, or emergency care.

Easy-to-Use, Color Touchscreen

pHOx Ultra incorporates an intuitive, high-resolution color touchscreen. This new user interface is fast and easy to use with graphic icons and visual prompting through its simple three-step operation:

  1. Select tests
  2. Identify the sample
  3. Aspirate the sample

New High-Resolution Color Display

Phox Ultra incorporates a large, high-resolution color display. The large format, bright colors, and high resolution provide exceptional viewing, and easy-to-read graphics and data.

Comprehensive On-board Data Management System

A standard feature on all Stat Profile pHOx Ultra analyzers is a complete on-board Data Management System, allowing data capture and extensive reporting capabilities including:

  • Storage and retrieval of patient results, patient demographics, QC, and authorized users
  • Data retrieval by name, ID, date, location, or operator
  • Patient, QC, utilization, and operator reports

Analyzer Networking At No Extra Cost

Multiple pHOx Ultra analyzers can be networked together into a single, common database. A supervisor or authorized operator can access all patient results, QC results and reports from all analyzers. Competitors often offer this capability only as an expensive accessory, adding 30% – 40% to the cost of the analyzer.

Remote Set-up and Control

pHOx Ultra offers comprehensive, time-saving remote set-up, control, and review of multiple pHOx Ultra analyzers. From any point on the LAN, a manager can perform the following functions on a remote analyzer:
  • Review reagent cartridge and QC cartridge status
  • Review instrument calibration status
  • Initiate a calibration cycle
  • Review QC status
  • Initiate a QC cycle
  • Enable or disable an analyte
  • Enable or disable operator access
  • Edit normal ranges, critical ranges, QC ranges, QC frequency, operators, test menu, instrument defaults


pHOx Ultra analyzers are compliant with industry standard POCT1-A2 and ASTM communication protocols for connectivity. These industry standards are used to easily interface pHOx Ultra analyzers to a wide range of connectivity systems including LIS, HIS, and middleware systems.

Automated, True QC

An automated, true QC system eliminates all user steps involved in performing multi-level, true liquid QC, dramatically reducing labor while maintaining the most stringent QC.

Measured SO2%, Hb, and Hct on Each Sample Without CO-Oximetry

A unique technology feature of pHOx Ultra analyzers is the ability to measure hemoglobin, hematocrit, and oxygen saturation on each sample. Advanced biosensors, optics, and algorithms enable measurement of these parameters without the added cost, hardware, and sample volume of a CO-Oximeter.

Optional On-Board CO-Oximeter

When a complete profile of hemoglobin fractions is needed as part of the analyzer test menu, pHOx Ultra offers an on-board CO-Oximeter with advanced features:
  • Complete CO-Oximetry test panel including O2Hb, HHB, COHb, MetHb, tBil
  • Automatic calibration
  • Automatic cleaning of the optical components

Ionized Magnesium

pHOx Ultra provides ionized magnesium as part of its electrolyte panel. Ionized magnesium is a very important electrolyte for cardiac health. This electrolyte works with potassium and calcium to maintain strong and rhythmic cardiac contraction. It is the most common electrolyte abnormality among post operative intensive care patients.

Exceptional Reliability

Stat Profile pHOx Ultra hardware and software designs are based on the extraordinary reliability of previous generation pHOx analyzers that have been proven in thousands of installations during the last decade.

Multiple Department Applications

The customizable whole blood test menu, fast analysis time, and low operating cost make pHOx Ultra ideal for multiple testing locations:
  • OR, ICU: Provides the most comprehensive menu for managing high acuity ICU and OR patients
  • Emergency Department: Reduces waiting times for essential laboratory tests, improving patient triage and satisfaction
  • Stat Lab: Supports the stat testing workload of multiple departments
  • Mobile Testing: pHOx Ultra on a mobile cart with battery backup enables it to be moved to any hospital location for stat testing as needed

Low Cost Critical Care Testing

pHOx Ultra combines long life sensors plus low cost reagent cartridges to provide the most cost effective way for a hospital to offer critical care blood gas testing. pHOx Ultra provides a 20-test critical care profile at a cost equivalent to testing performed in the central laboratory. Other point-of-care devices that use single-test or 30-day sensor cartridges can be 5-to-10 times more costly.


The pHOx Ultra comprehensive on-board Data Management System eliminates the high cost of purchasing a separate data manager. The Data Management System enables networking of multiple pHOx Ultra analyzers, reducing connectivity and record keeping costs.


Certifications and Compliance: Nova Biomedical is certified to FDA Quality System Regulations and EN ISO 13485:2016 Complies to IVDD Tested according to: EN 61010-1:2010, EN 61010-2-101:2015, EN 60825-1/A1:2014. CSA Standards Patented Technology. Patents 6,287,451 / 6,837,976 / EP 1 212 609 / CA 2,375,092 / EP 1497 449 / JP 405 0078 Specifications subject to change without notice.