Arterial blood gas is the gold standard for blood gas and acid-based testing in critical care. There is a trend towards the use of venous blood, as venous punctures are less invasive for the patient and less complex for healthcare providers.
Clinical parameters differ between arterial and venous samples. Learn how Roche v-TAC software helps to overcome these limitations.
Arterial punctures usually require specially-trained staff. Venous punctures are less complex and can be conducted by other staff groups (e.g. nurses).1
Combining blood sampling for venous blood gas with routine blood sampling decreases the need for arterial punctures.1
Compared to an arterial blood draw, taking blood from a vein means less anxiety and pain, and fewer potential side effects for the patient.1
Roche v-TAC can be used with Roche’s cobas b 123 POC system and cobas b 221 system in combination with cobas® infinity POC.
Improve speed of providing blood gas values.2
Transfer blood gas testing from physicians to other staff groups (e.g. nurses).1
Enable workflow improvements to help improve efficiency.1
Combine venous blood gas draws with routine blood sampling.1
Reduce painful arterial blood draws and potential side effects.1