Preparation for Use: Individual cartridges may be used after standing five minutes at room temperature. Anentire box of cartridges should stand at room temperature for one hour.All cartridges should be used immediately after opening pouch. If the pouch has beenpunctured, the cartridge should not be used.
Sample Type: Fresh whole blood from arterial, venous, or skin punctures(Note: Skin puncture is NOT a recommended sample type for CK-MB testing.).CK-MB cartridges require the use of heparinized whole blood or plasma, or nonheparinizedwhole blood tested within one minute of patient draw.
Sample Volume:65 μL
Analysis Time:300 seconds (5 min.)
Shelf Life:Refrigerated at 2 to 8ºC (35 to 46ºF) until expiration date.
Room temperature at 18 to 30ºC (64 to 86ºF) for two weeks.
NO RETURNS ;REFUNDS or EXCHANGES ARE ACCEPTED AFTER ORDER IS PLACED BY ONLINE.
Note Regarding System Reliability:The i-STAT 1 System automatically runs a comprehensive set of quality checks of analyzerand cartridge performance each time a sample is tested. This internal quality system willsuppress results if the analyzer or cartridge does not meet certain internal specifications(see Quality Control section in System Manual for detailed information). To minimize theprobability of delivering a result with medically significant error the internal specificationsare very stringent. It is typical for the system to suppress a very small percentage ofresults in normal operation given the stringency of these specifications. If however theanalyzer or cartridges have been compromised, results may be persistently suppressed,and one or the other must be replaced to restore normal operating conditions.