GEM 5000 - ion-selective electrode, amperometric electrode, electrical conductivity, and optical absorbance
Performed at authorized locations by point of care operators. Determination of blood gases (pH, pCO2,PO2,SO2,HCO3), sodium, potassium, chloride, ionized calcium, glucose, lactate, hematocrit, and CO-Oximetry to aid in the diagnosis of a patient's acid/base status, electrolyte and metabolite balance, and oxygen delivery capacity. Blood gas analysis may be monitored during heart catheterization procedures.
Analyte specific reference ranges are available in the GEM 5000 test procedure located on the POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care.
•Specimens must be free of clots and fibrin strands.
Collect in heparinized syringe.
Samples must be tested within 15 minutes of draw time and within 5 minutes if measuring lactate. Sample must be tested immediately after exposing the sample to room air.
For more test specific information, please refer to the test procedure found on the Michigan Medicine POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care.