RAPIDLab® 1200 Systems
Perfect choice for medium to high workload environments

RAPIDLab® 1200 Systems
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Designed to maximize turnaround time, RAPIDLab® 1200 Systems have the capacity to enhance blood gas testing efficiency in the clinical laboratory by combining testing speed and reliability with low maintenance. RAPIDLab 1200 systems are our proven solution for high-volume critical care testing sites.


Leverage the benefits of RAPIDLab 1200 Systems:

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RAPIDLab 1200 Systems

RAPIDLab 1200 Systems

With our broad test menu, you can be as comprehensive or as specific as your test environment demands -- with all results from a single sample.
Ready Sensor® technology

Ready Sensor® technology

Industry-proven accuracy and reliability
Biosafe, automatic sampling system

Biosafe, automatic sampling system

Clot detection and clearance management help maximize analyzer uptime and operator safety.
Cost-effective, cartridge-based system and integrated automatic quality control

Cost-effective, cartridge-based system and integrated automatic quality control

Cartridge- based system eliminates gas tanks and reagent bottles. On-board, fully automatic quality control with no operator intervention required during its 28-day life.
RAPIDComm® Data Management System

RAPIDComm® Data Management System

Full integration of your RAPIDLab 1200 systems allow real-time monitoring of all networked Siemens analyzers for maximum uptime, automated documentation, and quality control. Click on downloads or related links to read customer case studies.

Blood Gas Sample Collection and Proper Handling: Capillary Sample Draw

Blood Gas Sample Collection and Proper Handling: Arterial Puncture Procecure

Features & Benefits

Designed to meet the challenges of the busy clinical lab or various hospital settings, RAPIDLab® 1200 Systems address all your critical care testing needs:


  • Extensive test menu includes full CO-oximetry and neonatal total bilirubin
  • Ready Sensor® electrode technology for industry-proven reliability
  • Cost-effective, cartridge-based system
  • Simplified operation with biosafe sampling
  • Automatic quality control and documentation
  • Seamless integration with your LIS/HIS
  • Dedicated technical support and on-site service

Enhanced critical care testing in the NICU

RAPIDLab 1200 Systems' testing performance, accuracy and consistency make it an excellent choice as your NICU monitoring solution:


  • Ultra-fast sample processing enables immediate physician intervention
  • Clinical accuracy reduces the need to repeat tests
  • Microsample capability enables testing of very small sample volumes without compromising accuracy
  • Full test menu from a single sample

When it comes to such small and vulnerable patients, fast results, delivered instantly, can make a big difference.

Get a complete picture in just 1 minute

      Blood Gas (pH, pCO2, pO2)

      Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Ca++, Cl- )

      Metabolites (Glucose, Lactate, Neonatal Total Bilirubin)

      CO-oximetry (tHb, HHb, O2Hb, sO2, COHb, MetHb)

  • Testing panels can be customized to meet specific needs
  • Capable of running the full test menu on short-sample patient draws (microsamples) 

Increase your throughput

  • Intuitive touchscreen and automatic single sample port (syringe and capillary) speed up the testing process
  • All reagents are contained in sealed cartridges for enhanced operator safety and low maintenance
  • Clot detection and clearance with biosafe automatic sampling system

Get lab-quality results and help ensure regulatory compliance

  • Onboard automatic quality control cartridge requires no operator intervention during the 28-day use life
  • The entire sample pathway is analyzed at an operator-definable frequency
  • Long-life Ready Sensor® electrodes ensure industry-proven accuracy and reliability

Increase control and connectivity

  • Seamless integration with our RAPIDComm® Data Management System or third-party vendor connectivity solutions
  • Laboratory managers/supervisors have direct access to monitor and control all Siemens critical care systems on the hospital network
  • Instant clinician access to patient results from networked POC analyzers
  • Dual LIS transmission support enables both the serial port and the ethernet port to communicate simultaneously


Blood GaspH


Neonatal Total Bilirubin

*Assays vary by model

Technical Specifications

Sample Size: Syringe (1 mL)/Capillary (Minimum)RAPIDLab 1240RAPIDLab 1245RAPIDLab 1260RAPIDLab 1265
pH Only35 µl35 µl95 µl95 µl
CO-oximetry Only--100 µl--100 µl
Full Menu90 µl140 µl125 µl175 µl
Time to Results:  60 seconds 
Reagent Cartridge Use Life:  30 days  
Wash Cartridge Use Life:  Sample dependent 
AQC Cartridge Use Life:  28 days  
1 point Calibration  Every 30 minutes 
Full Cal Calibration  Every 8 hours 
Temperature:   15°C-32°C  
Humidity:  5%-85% non-condensing 
System Dimensions    
Width:  58.4 cm (23.0 in.) 
Height:  57.2 cm (22.5 in.) 
Depth:  55.9 cm (22 in.) 
Weight:  29.5 kg (65 lb) 
Power Requirement    
Rating:  150VA  
Frequency:  50/60Hz  


External Interfaces

USB Printer Port, RS232 Port, Bar Code Scanner Port, RJ10/100 Base T Ethernet Port



EN 60601-1-2:2001, Group 1, Class B, CB Test Certificate, UL Certificate, CSA Certified


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