i-STAT Alinity System

i-STAT Alinity wins 2017 Top 10 Innovations
and The Silver A'Design Awards

Make Everyday Testing Easier

The i-STAT Alinity System is an advanced, easy-to-use, portable system that delivers real-time, lab-quality blood test results at the point of care. Built on the proven, revolutionary technology of the i-STAT System, the i-STAT Alinity System is designed with an even more intuitive interface, allowing for minimal operator training and enhanced ease-of-use.

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Easy to use

The i-STAT Alinity system transforms patient care by making it easy to perform with-patient testing, enhancing care delivery and improving the patient experience. From the hospital to the outpatient setting and beyond, the system’s robust, user-friendly design can adapt to a broad range of clinical settings.



Intuitive Graphics-Driven On-Screen Navigation
Provides step-by-step guidance through the testing process.

Result notifications with sound, light, and color
Indicate when result is in the normal, abnormal or critical range, ideal in situations when the operator steps away from the instrument

Customizable Range Settings
Use the patient’s sample type, age, and sex to provide better on-screen information, enabling highly personalized testing

On-screen resolution assistance
Outlines reason for failure and provide tips to the operator on how to avoid it in the future, helping to improve operator competency

On-Screen eGFR Calculation
Offers integrated eGFR results eliminating need for a manual calculation of eGFR value

Result Notes
Allows the operator to document additional patient or test information, which is sent to the patient record along with the test results


Easy to manage

The i-STAT Alinity system makes it easy for administrators to maintain user proficiency while reinforcing compliance, oversight and control.

Operator Certification Notification
When connected to a data manager, i-STAT maintains certification records and prompts the operator to complete required training when certifications are due.

Pre-result Test Cancellation
Enables operator to cancel test during the test cycle and remove cartridge

Customizable Classroom Training Scenarios
Allows administrators to set up uniform training scenarios that enable multiple instruments to generate identical results, ensuring that each operator is trained on the same materials.

On-screen direct observation checklist
Makes it easier for the administrator to communicate certification and training requirements without being on-site, helping manage many operators with diverse schedules.

PPID 2nd Identifier Options
PPID feature helps hospitals improve the accuracy of patient identification by obtaining at least two forms of patient identification prior to diagnostic testing.

One-touch QC Navigation
Notifies the end user and automatically launches the QC workflow when liquid quality controls are due, making it easy for end users to perform QC testing.

Lot-based QC
Helps administrator prevent cartridge use before QC has been performed on every new lot of i-STAT cartridges.

Schedule-based Cal/Ver and Liquid QC
Allows administrators to set up a customized schedule for QC testing. The instrument can prevent patient testing until the verification is performed or provide a warning for flexibility in QC management.



Accurate Results

The i-STAT Alinity system offers all the key components of a full-scale laboratory analyzer, that can be used at the patient’s side. In fact, all the fundamental chemical processes that take place in the laboratory also happen in the i-STAT test system cartridge.



i-STAT: The difference of Single-Use Technology
  • The i-STAT Alinity single-use cartridge design means that each cartridge is used just once, and then discarded.
  • Analyte concentrations are determined directly in a single whole-blood sample without dilution.
  • Because of the single-use design, the drift or degradation associated with multi-use systems is eliminated.

Quality Embedded in the Manufacturing Process
  • Biosensors in i-STAT cartridges are fabricated with production and process controls embedded throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Thousands of cartridges are tested daily to be sure they meet performance standards for accuracy, precision, and reliability before they leave the factory.
Quality at the Healthcare Facility
  • An onboard quality system within the i-STAT instrument automatically monitor nearly 150 sensor characteristics that may impact the accuracy of results.
  • If any characteristic falls outside of the expected range, the results are rejected by the instrument.
  • Because the system uses automated quality controls and requires minimal operator interaction, the risk of user error is also reduced.


Sophisticated, cloud-based technology is designed to make managing the i-STAT Alinity system easy and seamless. The i-STAT Alinity cloud-based infrastructure lowers administrative burden and help customers meet compliance demands.



The i-STAT Alinity System Connects to Abbott's Managed Cloud

AlinIQ NCi is used to configure network settings and runs as a local application behind a secured firewall.
AlinIQ CWi manages customization profiles and resides in a secure cloud-based infrastructure.




Easy network integration within healthcare facility

Wireless and wired connectivity options allow healthcare providers to efficiently manage diagnostic information and its integration with the broader healthcare system’s network.

i-STAT Alinity may be configured to connect directly to a Data Manager such as Abbott’s Info HQ Manager. The data management systems manage key items such as test results, patient lists, operator lists, and cartridge lists.

State-of-the-art security

Abbott infrastructure is monitored 24/7 and includes resiliency features to provide recovery from failures. It is protected by:

  • cryptographic mechanisms securing data-in-transit
  • information security controls
  • role-based access
  • anti-malware software
  • monitoring processes

Integrated controls such as digital signatures and mutual certificate authentication ensure the integrity of the data connection.

Update packages are also digitally signed to ensure authenticity.


Advancing Connectivity with Abbott-Managed Cloud
  • The instrument automatically checks for new firmware update. The administrator is alerted and can accept the update prior to installation, eliminating the need for manual firmware downloads from the web or a physical disc
  • The instrument proactively checks for eVASupdates, and automatically installs them via secure connections when available
  • Abbott's Managed Cloud enables remote configuration of instruments streamlining fleet management*
  • No patient health information is transmitted from the Alinity device to the cloud

*Ability to upload instrument profile via the cloud not available at launch.

Test Menu

The i-STAT Alinity System provides a comprehensive menu of tests on a single platform.  

Available Cartridges
Sodium (Na) EC8+, CG8+, EG7+, CHEM8+, EG6+, 6+, EC4+, E3+
Potassium (K) EC8+, CG8+, EG7+, CHEM8+, EG6+, 6+, EC4+, E3+
Chloride (Cl) EC8+, CHEM8+, 6+
Anion Gap
EC8+, CHEM8+
Ionised Calcium (iCa) CG8+, EG7+, CHEM8+
Glucose (Glu)  EC8+, CG8+, CHEM8+, 6+, EC4+, G
Urea/Nitrogen (BUN)  EC8+, CHEM8+, 6+
Creatinine (Crea)  CHEM8+, Crea
Lactate  CG4+
Haematocrit (Hct) EC8+, CG8+, EG7+, CHEM8+, EG6+, 6+, EC4+, E3+
Haemoglobin (Hgb)
EC8+, CG8+, EG7+, CHEM8+, EG6+, 6+, EC4+, E3+
Blood Gases
pH EC8+, CG8+, EG7+, EG6+, CG4+, G3+
PCO2 EC8+, CG8+, EG7+, EG6+, CG4+, G3+
PO2 CG8+, EG7+, EG6+, CG4+, G3+
EC8+, CG8+, EG7+, CHEM8+, EG6+, CG4+, G3+
EC8+, CG8+, EG7+, EG6+, CG4+, G3+
Base Excess (BE)
EC8+, CG8+, EG7+, EG6+, CG4+, G3+
CG8+, EG7+, EG6+, CG4+, G3+
 ACT Kaolin  ACTk


i-STAT Alinity Wins Awards for Design and Innovation

The i-STAT Alinity system continues to hold the spotlight in the diagnostics innovation space. The Scientist Magazine cited the i-STAT Alinity system as one of the Top 10 Innovations of 2017, as independent judges ranked it among the most innovative products emphasizing the importance of technological development in the clinical diagnostic area.

The i-STAT Alinity system is also the proud recipient of the Silver A'Design Award in the Medical Devices category, for its superior design. i-STAT Alinity is designed to adapt to the daily complexities of the bedside testing environment in a broad range of clinical settings. The no-slip material and balanced grip allow true portability, bringing diagnostic insights closer to where care is delivered.

Implementation Support

Our implementation team provides about 160 dedicated service hours at no cost to meet your facility’s unique point-of-care testing needs.

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