cobas b 221 system

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cobas b 221 system

Convenient critical care testing

  • Benchtop analyzer which gives lab-quality results in less than 2 minutes
  • Comprehensive testing menu covers 18 of the most important critical-care blood parameters including:
    - blood gas
    - electrolytes
    - co-oximetry
    - metabolites
  • Throughput of up to 50 samples per hour
  • Easy handling, minimal maintenance and reliable uptime

Introducing cobas b 221 POC blood gas analyzer

  • Throughput: up to 50 samples/hour
  • Time to result: less than 2 minutes with whole blood sampling
  • Three different parameter combinations (see table below) including glucose, lactate, urea and bilirubin
  • Micromode capability
  • Customizable features include user definable display and two types of sample application (syringe and capillary)
  • Optional module for automatic Quality Control (QC) - up to 120 ampoules
  • Durable, low maintenance sensors 
  • Liquid calibration
  • Integrated bar code scanner to input patient ID 
  • On-board storage of patient, QC and calibration data for up to 60 days
  • Wide color touch screen guides user through all steps 
  • Reagent tracking
  • Trending acid-base maps to support clinical decisions
  • Connect to laboratory network via cobas bge link software (for remote control) and to the cobas POC IT solution for comprehensive data management

Sample easy applicable

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pH/blood gas (PO2, PCO2, pH)/CO-oximetry

Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Ca2+, Cl-)/hematocrit

Metabolites Glu/Lac

Metabolites Glu/Lac/Urea (BUN)


Flexibility and convenience for critical care testing in high throughput departments

The cobas b 221 system delivers rapid and reliable results, is easy to handle and requires little maintenance:

Fast diagnosis

  • Results in less than 2 minutes to support timely clinical decision making

Flexible testing

  • Comprehensive parameter menu, to meet a variety of testing needs

Confidence in results

  • Lab-quality results where and when you need them most

Improved uptime

  • Thanks to long-life, maintenance-free electrodes and minimal preventative maintenance