RAPIDPoint® 500 Systems
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RAPIDPoint® 500 Systems
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Designed to meet the challenges of point-of-care settings, RAPIDPoint® 500 Blood Gas Systems leverage proven Siemens technology to deliver fast, accurate and comprehensive test results in approximately 60 seconds. These flexible, easy-to-use analyzers help free your clinicians to focus on improved patient care without reliability or maintenance worries.

RAPIDPoint 500 System Video

See the RAPIDPoint 500 system in action
Cost-effective, maintenance free measurement cartridge

Cost-effective, maintenance free measurement cartridge

All components required to measure the critical analytes in a single cartridge – without gas tanks and reagent bottles.
Space Saving Cart Option

Space Saving Cart Option

Customize a mobile workstation using our optional system trolley.
Integrated Bar-Code Scanner

Integrated Bar-Code Scanner

Onboard scanner for easy, error-free capture of operator and patient IDs and QC information.
Automatic Quality Control

Automatic Quality Control

Onboard, automatic quality control cartridge requires no operator intervention throughout its 28-day life.
Quality Control Materials

Quality Control Materials

A full range of quality control material are available to help ensure the performance of the system.

Blood Gas Sample Collection and Proper Handling: Capillary Sample Draw

Blood Gas Sample Collection and Proper Handling: Arterial Puncture Procedure

Features & Benefits

Get the accuracy and reliability you’ve come to trust in an easy-to-use, maintenance-free instrument designed to perform in point-of-care environments.

The solution offers:

  • Full test menu results from a single sample in approximately 60 seconds
  • Easy-to-use, maintenance-free cartridge-based system is ideal for non-laboratory personnel
  • Proven technologies and design features help to maximize analyzer uptime and simplify compliance
  • Speed and flexibility to increase productivity without increasing staff workload
  • Seamless LIS/HIS integration with optional connectivity to the RAPIDComm® Data Management System

Critical care values in approximately one minute

RAPIDPoint 500 System parameters

  • Blood gas (pH, pCO2, pO2)
  • Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Ca++, Cl-)
  • Metabolites (Glucose, Lactate)
  • CO-oximetry (tHb, HHb, O2Hb, sO2, COHb, MetHb) and neonatal total bilirubin
  • Full test menu from a single sample
  • Pleural fluid pH

In addition to measured and calculated parameters, the RAPIDPoint 500 system can be optionally set up to record key ventilator settings to help enhance clinical decision making:

  • Flow
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Positive End Expiratory Pressure
  • Peak Inspiratory Pressure
  • Tidal Volume
  • Allen Test

Three easy steps to lab-quality results

  • Scan, insert, and analyze—with test results in approximately 60 seconds
  • Adjustable, color touch screen supports intuitive, menu-prompted operation and includes customizable demographic fields with multibyte character recognition
  • On-board video tutorials simplify training and day-to-day use
  • Built-in bar-code scanner supports faster and easier sample processing
  • Port design automates sample aspiration making hands-free testing process bio-safe and independent of operator technique
  • Fully automated calibration and quality control systems help ensure accuracy and support compliance without operator interaction

Reliable, maintenance-free operation

  • Sample port designed to minimize bubbles and detect and clear clots
  • Self-cleaning probe helps maintain sample integrity
  • A single cartridge delivers all required reagents to support a full complement of tests for interruption-free operation
  • Planar sensor technology helps ensure industry-proven accuracy and reliability
  • Whole blood, slide cell technology for Co-oximetry including tHb and nBili has been proven since 2003; no hemolytic agents to interfere with sample or increase maintenance requirements
  • On-board, 28-day AQC cartridge requires no operator intervention
  • No routine maintenance

Speed and flexibility needed at the point of care

  • Single sample port accepts syringe or capillary samples without adapters
  • Built-in scanner makes it faster and easier for operators to scan 1- and 2-dimensional bar codes
  • Test full menu from a single sample or customize panels to meet specific needs
  • Set user privileges based on operator needs for testing, administration, and reporting
  • Approximately 60 seconds to result; fast turnaround time delivered from a compact system

Easy data management and system control

  • Supports wireless roaming
  • Seamless integration to LIS/HIS systems
  • On-board bar-code scanner helps ensure data integrity
  • Dual port LIS transmission and USB ports simplify data back-ups
  • Advanced control and connectivity via RAPIDComm Data Management System.

     From a single RAPIDComm workstation, remotely:

     o Configure, monitor, and control networked POC analyzers
     o Manage patient samples and central interface to hospital system
     o Centralize operator management and QC processes and documentation


Blood GaspH
 Neonatal Total Bilirubin


Also supports additional sample types: Pleural fluid pH as well as Na+, K+, Ca++, Cl-, pH, pCO2, and HCO-3(act) for dialysate fluid samples.

pH, pCO2, and HCO-3(act) are provided for reference only.
Not available for sale in the U.S. Product availability varies by country.

Technical Specifications

Sample Size 
 Syringe: 200 µL
 Capillary: 100 µL


Time to Results:            Approximately 60 seconds    


 Automatic QC or ampule
 3 levels of independent quality control solutions
 Customizeable QC schedule


Measurement Cartridge  
Use Life:28 days
Number of tests:100, 250, 400, 750                


1 Point Calibration:              Every 30 minutes
2 Point Calibration:Every 2 hours                             


System Dimensions
Width:                                         30.0 cm (11.5 in.)
Depth:42.0 cm (16.0 in.)
Height:55.0 cm (21.5 in., display at highest position)
Weight:16.55 kg (36.5 lbs., excluding cartridges)
Touchscreen:21.1cm x 15.8cm (8.3in x 6.2in)


Integrated Bar-Code Scanner
1D Bar-Code Symbologies                     Code 128, Codabar, Code 39, Character/Digit, Interleaved 2 of 5
2D Bar CodeFor required QC data entry only


External Interfaces 
Universal Serial Bus (USB)3 Ports                                   
RS232 port 
10Base T Ethernet 
Barcode scanner 


Power Requirements 
Temperature:15ºC to 30ºC
Humidity:5% to 85% non-condensing
Barometric Pressure:523 to 800 mmHg
Operating Systems
WINDOWS® XP Embedded / WINDOWS® Embedded Standard 7


Data Capacity                              
Patient Samples:250
QC Samples:250

 RAPIDComm® Data Management System
 Wireless via Ethernet Bridge
 Dual Port Transmission via Ethernet and Serial Port


TUV Listed, CSA, IEC/EN 61010-1, IEC 60825-1:2007


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*Dialysate not available for sale in Canada, in accordance with Canadian law.

The products/features (mentioned herein) are not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further details.