Emergency Medical Services

transform emergency care and community paramedicine with fast, lab-accurate testing in the field

Provide Better Care, ANywhere

The i-STAT System provides emergency medical service (EMS) professionals with lab-accurate results for a wide range of tests. Benefits include:

  • Portability: Compact handheld analyzer goes where you go—from a patient’s home to an accident scene.
  • Insight: Allows you to make more informed diagnostic and treatment decisions quickly and confidently.
  • Accuracy: Lab-accurate results for tests that matter to EMS including chemistries, electrolytes, blood gases, lactate, cardiac markers, and more.
  • Speed: Results in as little as 2 minutes*
*For most cartridges

Gain critical insights in a variety of settings

The i-STAT System benefits a wide range of pre- and post-hospital environments by bringing testing to the patient, letting health care professionals make decisions when and where they are needed.

emergency medical care

Having critical lab results in the field can speed the start of targeted, lifesaving care at the scene for ground or air transport.

community paramedicine

Test patients at home for post-discharge follow-up, preventive assessment or chronic disease management--helping reduce hospital readmissions.

remote care and telehealth

Bring lab-quality testing to remote populations and locations, providing the diagnostic information neeeded to facilitate real-time virtual collaboration with clinicians.


Delivering Tests That Matter

The i-STAT System delivers results for a broad range of tests in just a few minutes, including tests that are commonly used in the EMS setting:

  • CHEM8+:  Results in 2 minutes
  • CG4+:  Results in 2 minutes
  • BNP:  Results in 10 minutes
  • cTnl: Results in 10 minutes
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Lab-Quality Results in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1
Fill the cartridge with 2 or 3 drops of fresh whole blood.
Step 2
Close and insert cartridge into the i‑STAT handheld.
Step 3
View the results in minutes on the i‑STAT handheld screen.
Intended Use for cTnl Cartridge
The i-STAT cardiac troponin I (cTnl) test is an in vitro diagnostic test for the quantitative measurement of cardiac troponin I (cTnl) in whole blood or plasma. Measurements of cardiac troponin I are used in the diagnosis and treatment of myocardial infarction and as an aid in the risk of stratification of patients with acute coronary syndromes with respect to their relative risk of mortality.

Intended Use for (CG4+) Lactate Cartridge
The test for lactate, as part of the i-STAT System, is intended for use in the in vitro quantification of lactate in arterial, venous, or capillary whole blood.The i-STAT lactate test is useful for (1) the diagnosis and treatment of lactic acidosis in conjunction with measurements of blood acid/base status, (2) monitoring tissue hypoxia and strenuous physical exertion, and (3) diagnosis of hyperlactatemia.

Intended Use for BNP
The i-STAT BNP test is an in vitro diagnostic test for the quantitative measurement of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in whole blood or plasma samples using EDTA as the anticoagulant. BNP measurements can be used as an aid in the diagnosis and assessment of the severity of congestive heart failure.

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