Radiometer has launched the advanced ABL90 Flex Plus blood gas analyzer, featuring a unique MicroMode measuring function for extremely small volume blood samples, according to a company announcement.

The device is ideal for the delivery room or the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), helping healthcare professionals to provide the most effective care possible, the company says.

MicroMode measuring — combined with the new 45 µl safeCLINITUBES plastic capillary tubes — provides a solution for delicate capillary sampling procedures, enabling immediate assessment of a potentially distressed fetus or critically ill neonate.

Up to 17 critical parameters can be determined rapidly at the point of patient care from a single very small volume sample, with results available in just 60 seconds. Operation is both safe and simple, with automatic inlet opening and closing to minimize manual processes and reduce the risk of errors. To ensure data integrity, the analyzer can be connected to the AQURE point-of-care management system.

More information is available at the company’s website.