Abbott Point of Care

i-STAT in the Hospital

Accelerating patient care decision-making

The i-STAT System is at the forefront of expanding technology to drive patient-side, point-of-care testing with the industry’s most comprehensive menu of tests in a single platform. Throughout the service lines of the hospital, the i-STAT System helps:

  • support a patient-centric approach to health care: The i-STAT System accelerates patient care decision-making by reducing the time to get needed information to the clinicians and fosters a team approach to patient care by enabling clinicians to share critical test results on the spot
  • optimize system efficiency: The i-STAT System provides data to help improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes by eliminating process steps and handoffs to potentially reduce errors and promote patient safety
  • support quality and compliance requirements: Every i-STAT System test cartridge has quality assurance built in and complements the vital services laboratories provide to patients and their caregivers
  • leverage the power of a single, integrated bedside testing solution: The i-STAT System offers a comprehensive menu of tests; a single testing system, rather than multiple systems and protocols; and standardized lab-quality bedside testing.

See how the i-STAT System benefits health care professionals across a range of hospital departments:


Intended Use for cTnI Cartridge:
The i-STAT cardiac troponin I (cTnI) test is an in vitro diagnostic test for the quantitative measurement of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) in whole blood or plasma. Measurements of cardiac troponin I are used in the diagnosis and treatment of myocardial infarction and as an aid in the risk stratification of patients with acute coronary syndromes with respect to their relative risk of mortality.

"I have become a huge proponent of patient-side point-of-care testing, because in my experience this technology has helped hospitals provide prompt and efficient care. I have also worked as a consultant in nurse workflow research and patient-side POC testing and evaluated the importance of POC testing. I believe there shouldn’t be an institution that does not use the technology, both for the patient and the nurses delivering care."

Nancy Young, R.N.,
Mary Washington Hospital,
Fredericksburg, VA