About CHEM8+

With i-STAT CHEM8+, healthcare professionals can obtain chemistries, electrolytes, hematocrit and hemoglobin levels in two minutes without leaving the patient's side. Incorporating i-STAT CHEM8+ early in the patient experience helps improve quality, increase efficiency and reduce total cost of care.

In an Emergency Department that integrated i-STAT CHEM8+ into nurse-driven protocols, i-STAT significantly improved key operational metrics including door-to-result and door-to-physician times as well as overall Emergency Department length of stay.

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Results in 2 Minutes

Providing lab-quality results fast when every
minute counts.


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Cartridge Details

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Sodium (Na)
Potassium (K)
Chloride (Cl)
Anion Gap*
Ionized Calcium (iCa)
Glucose (Glu)
Urea Nitrogren (BUN)/Urea
Creatinine (Crea)
Hematocrit (Hct)
Hemoglobin* (Hgb)


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Fast evaluation of metabolic status and renal function

Sample Size:


Sample type:



Venous whole blood samples collected in lithium heparin evacuated tubes (green top tubes)


Arterial, capillary, or other venous whole blood sample

Part Number:


Expected Values

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  Reportable Range Reference Range (Arterial) Reference Range (Venous)
Sodium (Na) 100-180 mmol/L 138-146 mmol/L 138-146 mmol/L
Potassium (K) 2.0-9.0 mmol/L 3.5-4.9 mmol/L 3.5-4.9 mmol/L
Chloride (Cl) 65-140 mmol/L 98-109 mmol/L 98-109 mmol/L
TCO2 5-50 mmol/L 23-27 mmol/L 24-29 mmol/L
Anion Gap* (-10)-(+99) mmol/L 10-20 mmol/L 10-20 mmol/L
Ionized Calcium (iCa) 0.25-2.50 mmol/L 1.12-1.32 mmol/L 1.12-1.32 mmol/L
Glucose (Glu) 20-700 mg/dL 70-105 mg/dL 70-105 mg/dL
Urea Nitrogren (BUN)/Urea 3-140 mg/dL 8-26 mg/dL 8-26 mg/dL
Creatinine (Crea) 0.2-20.0 mg/dL 0.6-1.3 mg/dL 0.6-1.3 mg/dL
Hematocrit (Hct) 15-75%PCV 38-51%PCV 38-51%PCV
Hemoglobin* (Hgb) 5.1-25.5 g/dL 12-17 g/dL 12-17 g/dL


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