Abaxis Medical Piccolo Xpress Portable Blood Analyzer

 

 
 
 

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P | | Monday, May 12, 2008


The science of medicine depends on the consistency and accuracy of laboratory tests that can be repeated over time. We can be part of the science by using proper technique in drawing blood samples and transporting them to the lab for analysis. But mostEMS systems aren't CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified and can't get reimbursed through Medicare for these services. The new Piccolo xpress Portable Blood Analyzer from Abaxis Medical allows you to perform blood tests at the patient's side by using a number of CLIA-waived panels on lipids, liver and general chemistry. This shoebox-sized, touch-screen, self-calibrated, automatic instrument needs only 0.1 cc of blood, which is placed in a patented 8 cm, single-use plastic disc containing liquid diluent and dry reagents. The disc is then placed in the analyzer drawer where centrifugal and capillary forces are used to mix the reagents and sample in the disc. The Piccolo xpress monitors the reagent reactions simultaneously using nine wavelengths, calculates the results from the absorbance data and reports the results in approximately 12 minutes.

VITALS

Size: 12.75" x 6" x 8"

Weight: 11.6 lbs.

CLIA WaivedTest Panels: Nine

Cost: Call for pricing

www.abaxis.com

510/675-6500


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: PPE and Infection Control, Technology, Patient Management

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Maryland Pool Chemical Leak Sends 35 Campers to Hospitals

Patients transported to four area hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Pennsylvania Ambulance Catches Fire

Investigators look into cause of fire.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Stolen Florida Ambulance Back in Service

Rig was stolen from outside of ER.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Ambulance Service Returns to Illinois City

Fire district picks up after ATS Medical Services.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On July 2014

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Wounded Veteran Resiliency

Marine is one of many in quality of life study.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

National EMS Memorial Bike Ride 2014

Over 50 riders honor those killed in the line of duty in 2013.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >