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A system comprising a disposable device and hand held reader can perform a variety of electrochemical measurements on blood or other fluids. In operation, a fluid sample is drawn into the disposable device through an orifice by capillary action. The orifice is sealed off and the disposable device is inserted into the reader. The reader which controls the test sequence and flow of fluid causes a calibrant pouch located inside the device to be pierced, releasing the calibrant fluid to flow across the sensor arrays to perform calibration. Next an air bladder located in the device is depressed, forcing the sample across the sensors where measurements are performed and read by the reader which performs the calibrations. Once the measurements are made, the device can be withdrawn from the reader and discarded.

Title
Disposable sensing device for real time fluid analysis
Application Number
7/245102
Publication Number
5096669
Application Date
September 15, 1988
Publication Date
March 17, 1992
Inventor
Philip Blyskal
Plainsboro
NJ, US
Michael P Zelin
Plainsboro
NJ, US
Henry J Wieck
Brooklyn
NY, US
Imants R Lauks
Yardley
PA, US
Agent
Pennie & Edmonds
Assignee
I Stat Corporation
NJ, US
IPC
G01N 27/30
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