Stat EMSAmbulance and Emergency Blood Testing

Not yet available in the U.S. or Canada

Lactate, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Glucose, and Ketone for early patient assessment and treatment

  • Fingerstick capillary sample, no blood draws
  • Results as fast as 6 seconds
  • Laboratory-quality accuracy
  • Durable carrying case holds meters, single-use biosensors, controls, and lancets
  • Meters store and transmit patient data

Stat EMS can measure lactate, hematocrit, hemoglobin, glucose, and ketone from a capillary blood drop. Results are available in seconds by using single-use biosensors and portable meters. Stat EMS offers simple, fast, and accurate testing in the field.

Two meter systems are available. One provides patient data storage plus wireless connectivity to external data managers, the other provides data storage only.

Test Menu

Stat EMS provides important tests to help patient assessment, and emergency treatment. These tests can also help determine the appropriate transport site for patients with trauma, sepsis, or other specialized needs.

Lactate
Elevated blood lactate is a rapid, sensitive indicator of tissue hypoxia, sepsis, septic shock, and hypovolemic shock.7-9

For ambulance patients, lactate testing provides:
  • Early, more sensitive detection of hypoperfusion during sepsis and septic shock than vital signs alone8
  • Identification of patients with sepsis who might benefit from early goal-directed therapy and advanced activation of medical staff at the transport site10,11
  • Evaluation of trauma, critical illness, hemorrhage, acute coronary syndrome, acute respiratory failure, and chest and abdominal pain11,13
Glucose
Ketone

Abnormal glucose levels are frequently encountered in ambulance patients. Medical conditions that warrant pre-hospital blood glucose testing include diabetes, altered mental state, seizure, acute coronary syndrome, organ injury, trauma, sepsis, septic shock, and burns.1-3

Blood ketone testing provides rapid detection or rule- out of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), the leading cause of hospitalization and death for children with diabetes.4 The American Diabetes Association and International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes recommend blood ketone testing whenever glucose is above 14 mmol/L (250 mg/dL).5,6
Hemoglobin
Hematocrit


Stat EMS provides accurate, measured results for both hemoglobin and hematocrit for pre-hospital assessment of blood oxygen carrying capacity for:
• Evaluation of internal or external hemorrhage
• Assessment of the need for blood products14,15
• Estimation of blood loss

Fingerstick Sampling

Using capillary samples as small as 0.6 μL, Stat EMS provides fast and easy testing for high-stress medical situations. Capillary sampling and testing with Stat EMS is as easy as glucose self-testing performed by patients with diabetes. It eliminates the time and costs of a venipuncture, including the tourniquet, needle, vacutainer, and transfer pipette—as well as finding a suitable vein.

Simple to Use

Stat EMS meters do not require coding or calibration before use and are fast and easy to use.
Insert biosensor into meter
Lance finger
Touch biosensor to blood drop. Read Results

Results in Seconds

With fast, simple testing steps and ready to use biosensors, Stat EMS provides results in 6 to 40 seconds after the fingerstick depending on the assay.

A Choice of Two Models


Stat EMS Data Link, Connectivity and Data Storage
The connectivity meters store up to 1,000 patient results and offer Bluetooth connectivity. They offer comprehensive point-of-care features including operator and patient ID, preset or customized test result comments, quality control prompting and lockout for unauthorized use. The meters feature touchscreen operation and a bright color display.

Stat EMS Data Link, Carrying Case
The case is rugged, compact, and contains all testing components, including meters, biosensors, controls, and lancets. It also serves as the battery charging station for the meters. It is water resistant and designed to protect all components if dropped. It is available with an adjustable shoulder strap.


Stat EMS Basic, Data Storage
The Basic meters store up to 400 test results with a date and time stamp plus first in/first out sequential numbering for sample identification. The meters feature touch sensi- tive buttons for operation and bright color screens.

Stat EMS Basic, Carrying Case
The case is rugged, compact, and contains all testing components, including meters, biosensors, controls, and lancets. It is water resistant and designed to protect all components if dropped. An adjustable shoulder strap is available.

 

 

 

 

 

Nova Biomedical – A World Leader in Critical Care and Point-of-Care Testing

Nova Biomedical has been developing and building advanced technology whole blood analyzers for hospitals worldwide for over 40 years. Nova has developed over 20 whole blood biosensors, and more than 200 peer-reviewed studies have validated the accuracy of our biosensor measurement technology. Because of its superior accuracy Nova’s glucose biosensor is the only cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for testing critically ill patients. Thousands of hospitals around the globe trust Nova’s technology to measure blood from critically ill patients—the same technology Nova is bringing to ambulance, pre-hospital and emergency medicine.

For more general product information, click here or contact Nova Biomedical at: Nova Biomedical / 200 Prospect Street / Waltham, MA 02454 / 781-894-0800

 

Stat EMS Specifications


Meters: Glucose/Ketone | Lactate and Hb/Hct
Weight: 220 g (0.49 lb)
Size: 147 mm x 79 mm x 30 mm
5.8 in x 3.1 in x 1.18 in

Data Storage:
Patient Tests: 1,000
QC Tests: 200

Connectivity:
Meter Docking Station: RJ-45 Ethernet Port
Protocol: TCP/IP Ethernet 10/100 Mbit
Standard: POCT 1-A Compliant

Battery Information:
Type: 3.7V Li Polymer Battery
Features: Rechargeable
Life: Minimum 600 tests

Operating Ranges:
Temperature:1°C–4̊0°C (34°F–104°F)
Altitude: Up to 4,572 m (15,000 ft)
Humidity: 10%–90% relative humidity

Carrying Case:
Size: 41 cm x 36 cm x 15 cm
(16 in x 14 in x 6 in)
Weight: 2.7 kg (6 lb)


Meters: Glucose/Ketone | Lactate and Hb/Hct
Weight: 78.5 g (0.17 lb)
Size: 99 mm x 61 mm x 23 mm
3.9 in x 2.4 in x 0.9 in

Data Storage:
Patient Tests: 1,000
QC Tests: 200

Battery Information:
Type: 2 AAA Batteries
Life: Minimum 600 tests

Operating Ranges:
Temperature:1°C–4̊0°C (34°F–104°F)
Altitude: Up to 4,572 m (15,000 ft)
Humidity: 10%–90% relative humidity

Carrying Case:
Size: 25.9 cm x 20.1cm x 11.4 cm
(10.2 in x 7.9 in x 4.5 in)
Weight: 1.5 kg (3.3lb)

 

 

 

 

 

Biosensors


StatStrip Glucose Biosensor
Only glucose biosensor FDA cleared for use with critically ill patients


Test Measured: Blood Glucose
Test Time: 6 seconds
Test Strip Volume: 1.2 µL
Test Methodology: Electrochemistry

Sample Types:
Whole Blood: Arterial, Capillary, Venous

Measurement Range:
Glucose: 0.6–33.3 mmol/L (10–600 mg/dL)

Operating Ranges:
Temperature: 1˚C–40˚C (34˚F–104˚F)
Altitude: Up to 4,572 m (15,000 ft)
Humidity: 10%–90% relative humidity

Reagents and Strips:
Test Strips: 2 vials of 50
QC: 3 levels (sold separately)
Linearity: 5 levels available
Test Strip Use Life: 24 months from date of manufacture


StatStrip Lactate Biosensor
Best biomarker for detecting and guiding therapy for severe sepsis, septic shock, and trauma


Test Measured: Blood Lactate
Test Time: 13 seconds
Test Strip Volume: 0.6 µL
Test Methodology: Electrochemistry

Sample Types:
Whole Blood: Arterial, Capillary, Venous

Measurement Range:
Lactate: 0.3–20 mmol/L

Operating Ranges:
Temperature: 1˚C–40˚C (34˚F–104˚F)
Altitude: Up to 4,572 m (15,000 ft)
Humidity: 10%–90% relative humidity

Reagents and Strips:
Test Strips: 2 vials of 25
QC: 2 levels (sold separately)
Linearity: 5 levels available
Test Strip Use Life: 24 months from date of manufacture


StatStrip Ketone Biosensor
Best biomarker for detecting and guiding therapy for ketosis and DKA


Test Measured: Blood Ketone
Test Time: 10 seconds
Test Strip Volume: 0.8 µL
Test Methodology: Electrochemistry

Sample Types:
Whole Blood: Capillary, Venous

Measurement Range:
Ketone: 0.1–7.0 mmol/L

Operating Ranges:
Temperature: 1˚C–40˚C (34˚F–104˚F)
Altitude: Up to 4,572 m (15,000 ft)
Humidity: 10%–90% relative humidity

Reagents and Strips:
Test Strips: 2 vials of 25
QC: 3 levels (sold separately)
Linearity: 5 levels available
Test Strip Use Life: 24 months from date of manufacture


StatStrip Hb/Hct Biosensor
Rapid diagnosis of blood loss


Test Measured: Hemoglobin and Hematocrit
Test Time: 40 seconds
Test Strip Volume: 1.6 µL
Test Methodology: Electrochemistry

Sample Types: Capillary, Venous

Measurement Range:
Hemoglobin: 6.5–22 g/dL
Hematocrit: 20%–65%

Operating Ranges:
Temperature: 1˚C–40˚C (34˚F–104˚F)
Altitude: Up to 4,572 m (15,000 ft)
Humidity: 10%–90% relative humidity

Reagents and Strips:
Test Strips: 2 vials of 25
QC: 2 levels (sold separately)
Linearity: 3 levels available
Test Strip Use Life: 24 months from date of manufacture

 

References
1. Navarro K. Blood glucose test for altered mental status. EMS1. 31 May 2013. https://www.ems1.com/ems-products/Ambulance-Disposable-Supplies/articles/1454354
2. Khoujah D et al. Status epilepticus. What’s new? Emerg Med Clin N Am 2016;34:759-776.
3. Solnica B. [Diagnostic aspects and analytical problems of glycemia monitoring in intensive care unit patients.] Przegl Lek 2006;63(9):792-796.
4. Bismuth E et al. Can we prevent diabetic ketoacidosis in children? Pediatr Diabetes 2007;8(Suppl. 6):24-33.
5. American Diabetes Association. Tests of glycemia in diabetes. Diabetes Care 2004;27(Suppl. 1):S92.
6. Rewers MJ et al. Assessment and monitoring of glycemic control in children and adolescents with diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes 2014;15(Suppl. 20):102-114.
7. Bakker J et al. [Serum lactate level as a indicator of tissue hypoxia in severely ill patients]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2000;144(16):737-741.
8. Jansen TC. The prognostic value of blood lactate levels relative to that of vital signs in the pre-hospital setting: A pilot study. Crit Care 2008;12:R160.
9. Andersen LW et al. Etiology and therapeutic approach to elevated lactate. Mayo Clin Proc 2013;88(10):1127-1140.
10. Guerra WF et al. Early detection and treatment of patient with severe sepsis by prehospital personnel. J Emerg Med 2013;44(6):1116-1125.
11. St. John AE et al. Prehospital lactate predicts need for resuscitative care in non-hypotensive trauma patients. West J Emerg Med 2018;19(2)224-231.
12. Vincent JL et al. The value of blood lactate kinetics in critically ill patients: A systematic review. Crit Care 2016;20(1):257.
13. Soremekun OA et al. Utility of point-of-care testing in ED triage. Am J Emerg Med 2013;31(2):291-296.
14. Vieth J et al. Anemia. Emerg Med Clin N Am 2014;32:613-628.
15. Figueiredo S et al. How useful are hemoglobin concentration and its variations to predict significant hemorrhage in the early phase of trauma. A multicentric cohort study. Ann Intensive Care 2018;8:76.