The epoc® Blood Analysis System

The epoc® Blood Analysis System delivers a streamlined patient testing process that advances care delivery and accelerates clinical decisions while empowering the laboratory and caregivers to optimize their use of time and resources.

epoc® NXS with BGEM Test Card. Image Credit: Siemens Healthineers

  • Simplify inventory management
  • Deliver real-time results and reporting
  • Streamline patient-testing workflow
  • Accelerate clinical decision making

A system that delivers actionable test results in less than 1 minute at the patient’s side via a secure, wireless, handheld device.

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After introducing the sample at the patient’s side, the epoc Blood Analysis System delivers results for a full panel of essential tests on a single, stable test at room temperature in less than 1 minute.

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A single room-temperature stable test card includes a complete blood gas, basic metabolic panel, hematocrit, and lactate.

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Transforms how care is provided in the NICU by accelerating treatment decisions and minimizing sample collection for effective neonatal care.

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Make patient-side testing the nexus of care hospital-wide with the epoc Blood Analysis System.

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The epoc system makes it easier for clinicians to gather the 90 µL of sample needed for testing from heparinized capillary samples.

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Features and benefits

Streamline patient-testing workflow

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The epoc System helps mitigate risk by eliminating transport, providing reliable patient identification, and enabling secure, wireless team communication.

Accelerate clinical decision making

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Provides actionable results at the patient’s side, simplifies POC management, automates quality assurance, and streamlines processes.

Simplify inventory management

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The epoc system offers a more effective and easy-to-manage patient-side testing program by including a complete menu on a single, room temperature-stable test card bar-coded for quality assurance.

Deliver real-time results and reporting

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With an integrated wireless connection, users can quickly achieve centralized control over decentralized testing by transmitting findings from the patient’s side to the EMR/LIS/HIS in real-time.

What customers are saying about the epoc® Blood Analysis System

I think our (sepsis) mortality on the initial floors dropped by almost 50% in the first 3 to 6 months.

Jason Smith, MD, Huntsville Hospital

After using the epoc Point of Care Blood Analysis System for 8 months, a 48% reduction in operating costs over the previous year was achieved.

Clarke Woods, BS, and Dave Culton, BA, Pinnacle Health Proven

The epoc system showed excellent precision and accuracy and compared favorably with the I-STAT and ABL 835 Radiometer assay results. Evaluation studies were performed as per the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines. The epoc system uses a single test card with all the different analytes including glucose, lactate, creatinine, and chloride, whereas the I-STAT system uses multiple test cartridges for the same results. Lastly, the smart card technology of epoc reduces cost and maximizes efficiency in the hospital setting.

Shweta Agarwal, MD & Rabia Shafi, MD, Point of Care

Clinical use

The epoc® system’s test findings are consistent with those from top benchtop point-of-care blood gas and chemistry analyzers.

epoc® Blood Analysis System

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Table 1. Measured parameters. Source: Siemens Healthineers

Parameter Unit of Measure Measurement Range
pH pH units 6.5–8.0
pCO2 mmHg 5-250
kPa 0.7-33.3
pO2 mmHg 5–750
kPa 0.7–100
TCO2 mmol/L
Na+ mmol/L
K+ mmol/L
Ca++ mmol/L 0.25–4.00
mg/dL 1.0–16.0
mEq/L 0.5–8.0
Cl- mmol/L
Hct % PCV 10–75
L/L 0.10–0.75
Glu mmol/L 1.1–38.5
mg/dL 20-700
g/L 0.20-7.00
Lac mmol/L 0.30–20.00
mg/dL 2.7–180.2
g/L 0.03–1.80
Crea mg/dL 0.30–15.00
μmol/L 27–1326
BUN mg/dL 3-120
Urea mmol/L 1.1-42.8
mg/dL 7-257
g/L 0.07-2.57


Table 2. Calculated parameters. Source: Siemens Healthineers

Parameter Unit of Measure Measurement Range
cHgb mmol/L 2.0-15.5
g/dL 3.3-25
g/L 33-250
cHCO3- mmol/L
cTCO2 mmol/L
BE(ecf) mmol/L
30 – +30
BE(b) mmol/L
-30 – +30
cSO2 % 0-100
GFRmdr* mL/min/1.73m2 2–60 or >60
GFRmdr-a* mL/min/1.73m2 2–60 or >60
GFRckd mL/min/1.73m2 1-225
GFRckd-a mL/min/1.73m2 1-225
GFRswz§ mL/min/1.73m2 1-275
AGap mmol/L
-14 – +95
AGapK mmol/L
-10 – +99
BUN/Crea mg/mg 0.2-400.0
Urea/Crea mmol/mmol 0.8-1615.4
mg/mg 0.4-856.8
A mmHg 5-800
kPa 0.67-106.64
A-a mmHg 1-800
kPa 0.13-106.64
a/A % 0-100
fraction 0-1


Institutions should establish and set their own normal range values.* Values >60 will be reported as >60 mL/min/1.73 m2.† IDMS-traceable MDRD type‡ CKD-EPI equation§ Bedside Schwartz equation

Technical details

Table 3. Sample size. Source: Siemens Healthineers

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Sample volume

92 µL from a syringe/90 µL from CareFill™ Capillary Tube 

Time to result Less than 1 minute
Quality Control Eurotrol GAS-ISE Metabolite control;
Eurotrol Hematocrit control
Test Card  
Calibration Automatically performed prior to every test
Storage 15–30 °C
Shelf life Up to 5 months
Integrated Barcode Scanner Patient ID and Operator ID;
1D and 2D bar-code format
Operating System Android OS
Communications Real Time Wireless, LIS/HIS via data management system,