Point-of-Care Fingerstick Testing for Hemoglobin and Hematocrit
Only Point-of-Care (POC) Meter to Measure Both Hb and Hct
The StatStrip Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Meter System (StatStrip Hb/Hct) is the only POC system to provide anemia screening and monitoring with measured, not calculated, Hb and Hct tests. This important breakthrough is possible because of new, patented electrochemical technologies developed by Nova Biomedical. Along with tiny, fingerstick capillary samples (1.6 µL) and results in 40 seconds, StatStrip Hb/Hct improves clinical decision making at the point of care.
Accurate anemia assessment
Accurate anemia evaluation requires both measured Hct (red cell volume) and measured Hb. However, current POC meters only provide a calculated estimate of Hct.
Calculated Hct assumes a normal Hct-to-Hb relationship [Hct % = 3 x Hb (g/dL)], and is therefore inaccurate whenever Hct is abnormal.
This is particularly evident in red cell structural abnormalities, hemoglobinopathies, and hemolytic conditions caused by infection, autoimmune disease, toxins, drugs, and chemicals. These conditions necessitate measured Hct because calculated results can negatively impact treatment.
StatStrip Hb/Hcts 1.6 µL fingerstick capillary blood sample makes routine Hb and Hct testing and anemia screening virtually painless for the patient. It also enables frequent monitoring of acute patients for blood loss.