epoc® Blood Analysis System

Right Result. Right Here. Right Now.

Improve outcomes and workflow while transforming care delivery across clinical pathways. The epoc® Blood Analysis System gives you lab-quality results here and now.

The epoc system is a handheld, wireless solution to enable comprehensive blood analysis testing at the patient’s side on a single room temperature test card, with results in less than a minute.

  • Streamline patient-testing workflow.
  • Accelerate clinical decision making.
  • Simplify inventory management.
  • Deliver real-time results and reporting.
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Features & Benefits


Streamline patient-testing workflow.

By moving testing to the patient’s side, caregivers, patients, and hospital administration all benefit from a less-complex testing process that improves turnaround times, patient care, and operational efficiencies.

Accelerate clinical decision making.

Empower clinicians to make faster decisions with lab-quality results at the patient’s side, enhancing clinical decision making and improving patient outcomes.


Simplify inventory management.

By incorporating a full menu on a single, room temperature-stable test card bar-coded for quality assurance, the epoc system delivers a more efficient and easy-to-manage patient-side testing program.


Deliver real-time results and reporting.

With an integrated, wireless connection, you can easily transmit results from the patient’s side to the EMR/LIS/HIS in real time and gain centralized control of decentralized testing.


“I think our (sepsis) mortality on the initial floors dropped by almost 50% in the first 3 to 6 months.”

Jason Smith, MD,
Huntsville Hospital

“After using the epoc Point of Care Blood Analysis System for 8 months, a 48% reduction in operating costs over the previous year was achieved.”

Clarke Woods, BS, and Dave Culton, BA.
Pinnacle Health Proven. 2012


“The epoc system showed excellent precision and accuracy and compared favorably with the I-STAT and ABL 835 Radiometer assay results. Evaluation studies were performed as per the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines.”

Shweta Agarwal, MD, and Rabia Shafi, MD, et al.
Point of Care December 2014; 13(4):132-136

“The epoc system uses a single test card with all the different analytes including glucose, lactate, creatinine, and chloride, whereas the I-STAT system uses multiple test cartridges for the same results. Lastly, the smart card technology of epoc reduces cost and maximizes efficiency in the hospital setting.”

Shweta Agarwal, MD, and Rabia Shafi, MD, et al.
Point of Care December 2014; 13(4):132-136

Clinical Use

Test results from the epoc® system correlate with leading point-of-care benchtop blood gas and chemistry analyzers.

Assays

Measured Parameters

Parameter

Unit of Measure

Measurement Range

pH

pH units

6.5–8.0

pCO2

mmHg

5-250

kPa

0.7-33.3

pO2

mmHg

5–750

kPa

0.7–100

TCO2

mmol/L

5-50

mEq/L

Na+

mmol/L

85–180

mEq/L

K+

mmol/L

1.5–12.0

mEq/L

Ca++

mmol/L

0.25–4.00

mg/dL

1.0–16.0

mEq/L

0.5–8.0

Cl-

mmol/L

65–140

mEq/L

Hct

% PCV

10–75

L/L

0.10–0.75

Glu

mmol/L

1.1–38.5

mg/dL

20-700

g/L

0.20-7.00

Lac

mmol/L

0.30–20.00

mg/dL

2.7–180.2

g/L

0.03–1.80

Crea

mg/dL

0.30–15.00

μmol/L

27–1326

BUN

mg/dL

3-120

Urea

mmol/L

1.1-42.8

mg/dL

7-257

g/L

0.07-2.57

Calculated Parameters

Parameter

Unit of Measure

Measurement Range

cHgb

mmol/L

2.0-15.5

g/dL

3.3-25

g/L

33-250

cHCO3-

mmol/L

1-85

mEq/L

cTCO2

mmol/L

1-85

mEq/L

BE(ecf)

mmol/L

30 – +30

mEq/L

BE(b)

mmol/L

-30 – +30

mEq/L

cSO2

%

0-100

GFRmdr*

mL/min/1.73m2

2–60 or >60

GFRmdr-a*

mL/min/1.73m2

2–60 or >60

GFRckd

mL/min/1.73m2

1-225

GFRckd-a

mL/min/1.73m2

1-225

GFRswz§

mL/min/1.73m2

1-275

AGap

mmol/L

-14 – +95

mEq/L

AGapK

mmol/L

-10 – +99

mEq/L

BUN/Crea

mg/mg

0.2-400.0

Urea/Crea

mmol/mmol

0.8-1615.4

mg/mg

0.4-856.8

A

mmHg

5-800

kPa

0.67-106.64

A-a

mmHg

1-800

kPa

0.13-106.64

a/A

%

0-100

fraction

0-1

Technical Details

Sample Size

 

Sample volume

At least 92 μL

 

 

Analysis

 

Time to result

Less than 1 minute

 

 

Quality Control

 

 

Eurotrol GAS-ISE Metabolite control;
Eurotrol Hematocrit control

 

 

Test Card

 

Calibration

Automatically performed prior to every test

Storage

15–30°C

Shelf life

Up to 5 months

 

 

Integrated Barcode Scanner

 

 

Patient ID and Operator ID;
1D and 2D bar-code format

 

 

Operating System

 

 

MICROSOFT Windows
Mobile 6.5 Classic

 

 

Communications

 

 

Real Time Wireless, LIS/HIS via data management system, POC Informatics Solutions