RAPIDPoint® 500 Systems

Advance your critical care testing with easy-to-use, trusted technology

Designed to meet the challenges of point-of-care settings, RAPIDPoint® 500 Blood Gas Systems leverage proven Siemens technology to deliver fast, accurate and comprehensive test results in approximately 60 seconds. These flexible, easy-to-use analyzers help free your clinicians to focus on improved patient care without reliability or maintenance worries.

  • Test blood gas, electrolytes, glucose, lactate and full CO-oximetry including neonatal total bilirubin (nBili) and total hemoglobin (tHb)
  • Multiple sample types including whole blood (arterial and venous), pleural fluid and dialysate*
  • Intuitive touch-screen interface and integrated bar-code reader—just scan, insert, and analyze with results in approximately 60 seconds
  • Bio-safe hands-free automatic sampling with clot detection and clot management
  • Maintenance-free, cartridge-based system incorporates automatic QC to help assure quality
  • Connectivity to LIS/HIS link with optional remote monitoring and control via the RAPIDComm® Data Management System


RAPIDPoint 500 System Video

See the RAPIDPoint 500 system in action

Cost-effective, maintenance free measurement cartridge

Cost-effective, maintenance free measurement cartridge

All components required to measure the critical analytes in a single cartridge – without gas tanks and reagent bottles.

Space Saving Cart Option

Space Saving Cart Option

Customize a mobile workstation using our optional system trolley.

Integrated Bar-Code Scanner

Integrated Bar-Code Scanner

Onboard scanner for easy, error-free capture of operator and patient IDs and QC information.

Automatic Quality Control

Automatic Quality Control

Onboard, automatic quality control cartridge requires no operator intervention throughout its 28-day life.

Quality Control Materials

Quality Control Materials

A full range of quality control material are available to help ensure the performance of the system.

Blood Gas Sample Collection and Proper Handling: Capillary Sample Draw

Blood Gas Sample Collection and Proper Handling: Arterial Puncture Procedure


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Features & Benefits

Get the accuracy and reliability you’ve come to trust in an easy-to-use, maintenance-free instrument designed to perform in point-of-care environments.

The solution offers:

  • Full test menu results from a single sample in approximately 60 seconds
  • Easy-to-use, maintenance-free cartridge-based system is ideal for non-laboratory personnel
  • Proven technologies and design features help to maximize analyzer uptime and simplify compliance
  • Speed and flexibility to increase productivity without increasing staff workload
  • Seamless LIS/HIS integration with optional connectivity to the RAPIDComm® Data Management System

Critical care values in approximately one minute

RAPIDPoint 500 System parameters

  • Blood gas (pH, pCO2, pO2)
  • Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Ca++, Cl-)
  • Metabolites (Glucose, Lactate)
  • CO-oximetry (tHb, HHb, O2Hb, sO2, COHb, MetHb) and neonatal total bilirubin
  • Full test menu from a single sample
  • Pleural fluid pH

In addition to measured and calculated parameters, the RAPIDPoint 500 system can be optionally set up to record key ventilator settings to help enhance clinical decision making:

  • Flow
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Positive End Expiratory Pressure
  • Peak Inspiratory Pressure
  • Tidal Volume
  • Allen Test

Three easy steps to lab-quality results

  • Scan, insert, and analyze—with test results in approximately 60 seconds
  • Adjustable, color touch screen supports intuitive, menu-prompted operation and includes customizable demographic fields with multibyte character recognition
  • On-board video tutorials simplify training and day-to-day use
  • Built-in bar-code scanner supports faster and easier sample processing
  • Port design automates sample aspiration making hands-free testing process bio-safe and independent of operator technique
  • Fully automated calibration and quality control systems help ensure accuracy and support compliance without operator interaction

Reliable, maintenance-free operation

  • Sample port designed to minimize bubbles and detect and clear clots
  • Self-cleaning probe helps maintain sample integrity
  • A single cartridge delivers all required reagents to support a full complement of tests for interruption-free operation
  • Planar sensor technology helps ensure industry-proven accuracy and reliability
  • Whole blood, slide cell technology for Co-oximetry including tHb and nBili has been proven since 2003; no hemolytic agents to interfere with sample or increase maintenance requirements
  • On-board, 28-day AQC cartridge requires no operator intervention
  • No routine maintenance

Speed and flexibility needed at the point of care

  • Single sample port accepts syringe or capillary samples without adapters
  • Built-in scanner makes it faster and easier for operators to scan 1- and 2-dimensional bar codes
  • Test full menu from a single sample or customize panels to meet specific needs
  • Set user privileges based on operator needs for testing, administration, and reporting
  • Approximately 60 seconds to result; fast turnaround time delivered from a compact system

Easy data management and system control

  • Supports wireless roaming
  • Seamless integration to LIS/HIS systems
  • On-board bar-code scanner helps ensure data integrity
  • Dual port LIS transmission and USB ports simplify data back-ups
  • Advanced control and connectivity via RAPIDComm Data Management System.

     From a single RAPIDComm workstation, remotely:

     o Configure, monitor, and control networked POC analyzers
     o Manage patient samples and central interface to hospital system
     o Centralize operator management and QC processes and documentation


Blood GaspH
 Neonatal Total Bilirubin

Also supports additional sample types: Pleural fluid pH as well as Na+, K+, Ca++, Cl, pH, pCO2, and HCO3(act) for dialysate fluid samples.

 pH, pCO2, and HCO3(act) are provided for reference only.
 Not available for sale in the U.S. Product availability varies by country.

Technical Specifications

Sample Size 
 Syringe: 200 µL
 Capillary: 100 µL
Time to Results:            Approximately 60 seconds    
 Automatic QC or ampule
 3 levels of independent quality control solutions
 Customizeable QC schedule
Measurement Cartridge  
Use Life:28 days
Number of tests:100, 250, 400, 750                
1 Point Calibration:              Every 30 minutes
2 Point Calibration:Every 2 hours                             
System Dimensions
Width:                                         30.0 cm (11.5 in.)
Depth:42.0 cm (16.0 in.)
Height:55.0 cm (21.5 in., display at highest position)
Weight:16.55 kg (36.5 lbs., excluding cartridges)
Touchscreen:21.1cm x 15.8cm (8.3in x 6.2in)
Integrated Bar-Code Scanner
1D Bar-Code Symbologies                     Code 128, Codabar, Code 39, Character/Digit, Interleaved 2 of 5
2D Bar CodeFor required QC data entry only
External Interfaces 
Universal Serial Bus (USB)3 Ports                                   
RS232 port 
10Base T Ethernet 
Barcode scanner 
Power Requirements 
Temperature:15ºC to 30ºC
Humidity:5% to 85% non-condensing
Barometric Pressure:523 to 800 mmHg
Operating Systems
WINDOWS® XP Embedded / WINDOWS® Embedded Standard 7
Data Capacity                              
Patient Samples:250
QC Samples:250
 RAPIDComm® Data Management System
 Wireless via Ethernet Bridge
 Dual Port Transmission via Ethernet and Serial Port