New & Used Blood Gas Analyzer
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Device: Chemistry Analyzers, Automated
Location: United States, Florida
Device: Chemistry Analyzer, Manual
Location: France, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur
Tips for buying Blood Gas Analyzer
- When choosing a blood gas analyzer instrument, facilities should rely mainly upon available assays on an instrument, the throughput capacity, and the availability of blood gas/pH analyzer models to meet different volume and testing needs within the same facility.
- Larger, more automated blood gas analyzers with a wide-scale test menu and high throughput will probably be used in medical centers. These blood gas analyzers can also provide stat testing. These blood gas analyzers are often used for determining diagnosis, follow-up care, and the effectiveness of treatment.
- Facilities with specialized testing requirements or midsize or small facilities can use smaller blood gas analyzer systems that may be less automated, with lower throughput, and a smaller test menu. Smaller blood gas/pH analyzer systems that offer the required test in the shortest time using the smallest amount of patient specimen may be sufficient for specialty testing.
- Facilities that handle urgent or specialty testing may consider blood gas analyzer devices that can assay whole blood or samples that do not need centrifugation.
- A broad test menu is not necessarily needed in blood gas analyzers used in specialty areas. However, it is required in central blood gas analyzers, which should be capable of testing for certain key analytes; the presence or absence of which may indicate a life-threatening situation and calls for immediate action.
- Facilities are encouraged to perform an on-site evaluation of the blood gas/pH devices to be purchased. This enables facilities to test performance qualities with the workload and sample types that are normally handled.
- An important factor to be considered by facilities is an effective quality control system. An inappropriate blood gas analyzer system can result in unnecessary test runs, delayed patient results, and failure of proficiency tests; all of which waste time and money.
- Facilities should prefer blood gas analyzer devices that minimize operator contact with specimens because of the risk of infection involved with handling any body-fluid specimen.
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