i-STAT Handheld

An advanced, easy-to-use blood analyser that provides healthcare professionals with access to real time, lab-quality results within minutes rather than hours.

A single, Integrated Point-of-care testing solution

The i-STAT handheld accelerates the patient care decision-making process with a system that makes patient-side testing fast, easy and accurate. The i-STAT handheld operates with the advanced technology of single-use i-STAT test cartridges. Together, they create the i-STAT System*—a blood analysis system that provides health care professionals with the information they need to rapidly make treatment decisions, which may lead to enhanced quality of care and improved system efficiency.

Benefits and features of the i-STAT System:

  • Lab-quality results fast: Only four steps needed to get important results in less time and at less cost
  • Simple to use: Clear and comprehensive instructions help operator through testing process
  • Broad test menu: Single-use i-STAT test cartridges cover a large menu of testing options in one platform
  • Comprehensive support: 24/7 technical support ensures that the i-STAT System is supported at all times
  • Wireless option: The i-STAT Wireless transmits results wirelessly to your Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Streamlined information management: Advanced Quality Features and STATNotes help integrate test results into your facility's software
 
 
istat-system.png

*Refer to the i-STAT 1 System Manual for precautions, limitations, and hazards.

Four easy steps to blood analysis - at the patient’s side

Patient-side testing with the i-STAT System is as easy as inserting 2 or 3 drops of blood into the cartridge, inserting the cartridge into the handheld, and then viewing test results in as little as 2 minutes for most cartridges. Test results are uploaded automatically, delivered wirelessly with the i-STAT Wireless or directly when the i-STAT handheld is placed in a downloader. The i-STAT System eliminates process steps and handoffs to help reduce the incidence of errors and promote patient safety.


how-istat-works-step-1.jpg
Step 1

Insert two or three drops of blood into the cartridge.


how-istat-works-step-2.jpg
Step 2

Close the cartridge and insert into the i-STAT handheld


how-istat-works-step-3.jpg
Step 3

View the results on the handheld screen within minutes.


how-istat-works-step-4-2.jpg
Step 4

Upload information automatically into the LIS/HIS.

Avoid delays seen with benchtops

The i-STAT System has been shown to deliver lab-quality results significantly quicker than both bench-top systems and the central laboratory.1,2

The i-STAT System offers 24/7 with-patient testing, avoiding delays seen with bench-top systems, such as transport, human distractions, maintenance, and calibration.

Results from two large UK hospitals showed i-STAT to be significantly quicker than two separate bench-top analyzers as well as the central laboratory.1,2

Median time from blood draw to results with bench-top analyzer (minutes)

median-time-bench-top-graph.png
Median time from blood draw to results from the central laboratory (minutes)

median-time-central-lab-graph.png

Patient-centred care for improved patient satisfaction

The i-STAT System allows health care teams to stay with-patient during testing to deliver collaborative, patient-centred care. The system drives performance and efficiency at each stage of the patient journey, from the time spent waiting to be seen through to treatment, discharge or admission. The 

i-STAT SYSTEM Helps health care professionals:
  • Reduce potential for errors
  • Promote collaboration among clinical teams, allowing for consultation with colleagues to make immediate treatment decisions at the bedside
  • Quickly respond to any need or change in a patient’s condition
  • Interact with the patient’s family, without leaving the patient’s side and increase family involvement and confidence
  • As a result, the i-STAT System can enhance patient satisfaction by minimising wait times and length of stay.3

 

With-Patient Testing in your Facility

Discover how the i-STAT System can provide lab-quality results in your healthcare setting.

See more facilities 

doctor-using-istat-handheld-with-patient.jpg

Test and Transmit with i-STAT Wireless

The i-STAT Wireless allows you to maximise efficiency in POC testing scenarios. With the i-STAT  Wireless, you can perform diagnostic tests and upload results to your EMR automatically from many patient care areas. The i-STAT Wireless integrates with your existing  i-STAT System data manager and is compatible with 802.11b/802.11g wireless networks. It does not require communication via Bluetooth. 

Learn how the i-STAT Wireless significantly improved three core performance measures at one hospital.

Download Case Study (PDF, 1.5 MB)
istat-handhold-advanced-quality-features-small.png
Help ensure quality control and compliance

i‑STAT Advanced Quality Features (AQF) help improve compliance, oversight, and control to drive operational excellence. 

Learn More
doctor-nurse-using-istat-with-patient-small.jpg
Simplify clinical data collection

With STATNotes, documentation and testing can be completed simultaneously, streamlining workflow while reducing paperwork and clerical errors.

Learn More 
info-hq-manager-small.jpg
Maintain control of your POC testing data

Info HQ Manager is an advanced data management and interfacing solution that allows simplicity, connectivity, and control for i‑STAT testing within your health system.

Learn More
healthcare-professionals-meeting-medium.png
TRAINING AND IMPLEMENTATION

Our team of experts provides you with personalized clinical and technical expertise to help ensure a successful i-STAT System implementation.

Learn more
References
1. Ismali F et al. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2015;23:68-75.
2. Rooney KD et al. Point of care testing decreases time to lactate results in patients with sepsis. Poster presentation 2015.
3. Abbott Point of Care.“Point-of-care testing reduces ED assessment steps and improves patient throughput.” 040158 Rev A. 09/15.

You are about to exit the Abbott family of websites for a 3rd party website

Links which take you out of Abbott worldwide websites are not under the control of Abbott, and Abbott is not responsible for the contents of any such site or any further links from such site. Abbott is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Abbott. The website that you have requested also may not be optimised for your screen size.

Do you wish to continue and exit this website?

Yes No

You are about to enter an Abbott country or region specific website.

Please be aware that the website you have requested is intended for the residents of a particular country or countries, as noted on that site. As a result, the site may contain information on pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other products or uses of those products that are not approved in other countries or regions.

Do you wish to continue and enter this website?

Yes No

You are about to enter an Abbott country or region specific website.

Please be aware that the website you have requested is intended for the residents of a particular country or countries, as noted on that site. As a result, the site may contain information on pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other products or uses of those products that are not approved in other countries or regions.

Do you wish to continue and enter this website?

Yes No

Not optimized for your device

The page you are trying to access is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer.

I want to view this page anyway
Contact us today