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SIEMENS RAPIDLab® 348EX Blood Gas System

Deliver reliable and economical critical care testing in low-volume settings.

The RAPIDLab® 348EX Blood Gas System is the cost-effective solution for smaller laboratories tasked with the challenge of performing fast-turnaround critical care tests. Fully-automated operation supports low-to-medium throughput on an easy-to-use analyzer that’s ready to generate accurate, on-demand results when clinicians need them, with a minimum of operator involvement.

Fast, accurate results support critical treatment decisions


  • Actionable patient test results are available in approximately 60 seconds

  • Small sample size (50 µL–95 µL) suitable for most patients

  • Analyze whole blood and dialysate fluid

  • Whole blood results: pH, pCO2, pO2 Na+, K+, Ca++/Cl-, and hematocrit

  • Dialysate results: pH, pCO2, Na+, K+, Ca++, HCO3-, and ctCO2

  • Test and report only those parameters ordered by the clinician

Ensure data integrity and increase workflow efficiency

  • Bar-code reader, for patient/operator ID entry, can be mounted on either side and offers optional setting for continuous-on, single-handing scanning

  • Sample probe aspirates from syringes, capillaries, and QC ampules automatically, without the need for adapters

  • Automatic detection of short samples shifts analyzer into micro-sample mode, with no operator involvement required

  • Time-tested Ready Sensor® electrodes have a proven track record of performance and long use-life

  • Comprehensive QC materials help verify system performance

  • Automatic calibration routines and wash sequences minimize demands on operators time and attention

Easy-to-use with fast access to sensors, reagents, and waste

  • Intuitive, color, touch screen user interface features large, easy-to-read system icons that display analyzer status

  • One-touch icon selection of sampling mode - syringe, capillary, dialysis fluid, QC

  • Easy navigation to all routine functions from the Ready screen

  • Measurement chamber houses all sensors and is designed for easy access and replacement

  • All reagents are located on the front panel of the analyzer, enabling easy reagent replacement

  • Clear plastic bottles and blue-colored solutions allow at-a-glance checks of fill volumes

  • Minimal maintenance requirements further extend system up time

Affordable, on-demand performance from a compact design

  • Economically priced – low cost of acquisition

  • Low operating costs – cost of reagents/consumables will not vary significantly, even if throughput triples from five to 15 samples/day

  • Small footprint saves valuable bench space in smaller labs and point-of-care settings

Flexible data review, reporting and storage

  • Results can be viewed on-screen, output to the onboard printer, or electronically transmitted to LIS/HIS or RAPIDComm® Data Management System

  • Convenient onboard storage of up to 250 patient test records, and up to 90 results for each level of QC

  • Print calibration and QC summaries for inspection purposes including off-line generated Levey-Jennings reports to document QC performance

  • USB port simplifies data uploads/downloads

Increase efficiency with the RAPIDComm Data Management System

When analyzers in remote, decentralized settings are supported by the RAPIDComm Data Management System, point-of-care coordinators can oversee the entire testing process from a central location.


  • Configure, monitor, and control multiple networked RAPIDLab 348EX analyzers

  • Troubleshoot analyzers, standardize test protocols, authorize and certify operators, and enforce QC checks

  • Generate customized reports for accreditation inspections

  • Help ensure testing and regulatory compliance, and improve risk management

  • Connect multiple Siemens point-of-care analyzers – including blood gas, urine chemistry, and diabetes care systems – through a single interface to the LIS/HIS

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