Reliable creatinine testing
Radiometer’s advanced creatinine sensor design based on enzymatic amperometric biosensors provides you with accurate and reliable results and is proven to be free of interference from 62 potentially interfering substances .
An accurate creatinine result is a prerequisite for precise and comparable estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) calculation, which is exactly what you get with the ABL800 FLEX analyzer.
Creatinine on the ABL800 FLEX analyzer adheres to the NKDEP guidelines .
Optimized for capillary tubes
With the FLEXMODE functionality, the ABL800 FLEX blood gas analyzer is also optimized for capillary tubes, allowing you to reliably get the most critical parameters from a small neonate sample.
Depending on the available sample volume, the FLEXMODE functionality provides the highest number of parameters.
|Volume range||Parameters measured|
|35-55 µL||pH + OXI|
|50-70 µL||pH + OXI + BG|
|65-100 µL||pH + OXI + BG + MET|
|> 90 µL||pH + OXI + BG + MET + LYT|
|195 µL||pH + OXI + BG + MET + LYT + ctBil|
Safer pH in pleural fluid measurements
pH meters or indicator sticks can overestimate pleural fluid pH in patients with pleural effusions, leading to misdiagnosis and potential under-treatment of the condition .
The ABL800 FLEX analyzer offers a safer alternative, following ACCP  recommendations “pH is the preferred pleural fluid chemistry test and pH must be determined using a blood gas analyzer“. A dedicated mode for measuring pH in pleural fluid on the ABL800 FLEX analyzer provides accurate measurements, while reducing the risk of mistaking a pleura value for a blood value.
pH in pleural fluid on the ABL800 FLEX analyzer is CE-marked and FDA-cleared, simplifying your validation process.
- ABL800 FLEX reference manual. 201206. Code number:989-963, Version 6.10. Edition J.
- NKDEP: National Kidney Disease Education Program (http://www.nkdep.nih.gov/)
- Bowling MR, Chatterjee A, Conforti JA et al. Perceptions vs. Reality: Measuring of Pleural Fluid pH in North Carolina. N C Med J. 2009;70: 9-13
- Colice GL, Curtis A, Deslauriers J et al. The American College of Chest (ACCP) consensus statement. Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parapneumonic Effusions. An Evidence-Based Guideline. Chest 2000; 118:4, 1158-1171.