The Modern Critical Care Profile
Prime Plus provides the most clinical value by completing the modern blood gas/critical care profile by adding essential tests for electrolyte balance (iMg), plasma volume (ePV), kidney function (BUN, Creatinine, eGFR), and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC).
Ionized Magnesium (iMg) Hypomagnesemia is a frequent finding in critically ill patients.1 Magnesium therapy guided by real time ionized magnesium monitoring has been shown to improve outcome in these patients.2
Estimated Plasma Volume (ePV) The plasma volume status of a patient is one of the top priorities in evaluating and treating critical illness including CHF, ARDS, AKI, Surgery, and Sepsis.3-5
Urea, Creatinine and eGFR Over 50% of patients admitted to the ICU develop some degree of acute kidney injury.6 Creatinine, eGFR, and Urea point-of-care monitoring provides early indication of changes in kidney function and helps guide therapy to prevent AKI.
MCHC Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) provides insight into certain causes of anemia, such as iron deficiency or inability of the body to absorb iron, chronic low grade blood loss over time, and autoimmune hemolysis.