Radiometer America Inc, Westlake, Ohio, and Medical Automation Systems Inc (MAS), Charlottesville, Va, have begun a limited launch of a RALS®-Plus module for Radiometer’s ABL series blood gas analyzers.

RALS-Plus is a point-of-care (POC) data management system developed and marketed by MAS. The new module will enable users of Radiometer’s ABL®800 and ABL®80 analyzers to automatically manage, report, and electronically transfer patient blood gas data to the RALS-Plus database and the hospital’s laboratory information system.

“The RALS-Plus module for the ABL800 and ABL80 offers Radiometer customers another choice for getting critical test results to the caregiver in a decentralized testing model,” said Heidi Egensperger, Radiometer America’s product manager for the ABL80 series analyzers, in an announcement about the launch.

Radiometer’s ABL800 FLEX is equipped with FLEXQ, a module that automatically mixes and measures samples to ensure sample integrity for the best possible results. In addition, the ABL800 with FLEXQ automatically processes blood specimens. The ABL80 is a portable, cartridge-based analyzer.