In many healthcare settings around the world, people needing care often experience extended delays for accurate diagnostic results. Hours to days can pass while questions persist, leaving caregivers without answers, and patients without treatment. When every minute lost can greatly impact the delivery of care, answers can't wait.
Dr. Hertner recalls a fit, 39-year-old patient arriving in the Emergency Department complaining of back pain. Point-of-care testing discovered elevated troponin levels, an indicator of impending cardiac distress. The patient was immediately transferred to the cath lab where he, within 160 minutes of his arrival, received appropriate treatment.
Connie Foreman is a cancer patient. In the past, she had to wait days before receiving blood test results, prior to treatment leaving her anxious. Now, with point-of-care testing, Connie’s patient experience is more efficient and personalized–she gets her test results, and revised treatment plans all in one visit.
Whether diagnosing a heart attack in a busy emergency department, monitoring a patient in the intensive care unit, or tending to marathon runners in distress, healthcare providers need access to fast, accurate diagnostic information. The i‑STAT System is a portable blood analyzer that delivers lab-accurate results in minutes—providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions when they’re needed most.
By informing and allowing for accelerated clinical decisions at the point of care, with-patient testing empowers real-time collaboration across the care team—optimizing workflow and resource utilization, driving consistent, high-quality care, and enriching the patient experience. With point-of-care testing, clinicians can focus their time and energy on what matters most: helping patients get back to their lives.
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