Lab-Quality Basic Metabolic Testing in the ED for Efficient Triage and Enhanced Patient Care

Wednesday, August 7, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall, Theater 1
Supported by Instrumentation Laboratory (IL)


In this session, current challenges facing clinicians in emergency departments (ED), along with the challenges laboratorians face in providing rapid basic metabolic panel (BMP) results to EDs, will be discussed. We also will establish the clinical need for rapid, lab-quality BMP testing, including creatinine, BUN, and measured TCO2. Additionally, evaluation of the analytical performance of the new GEM Premier ChemSTAT system in the ED, and the clinical concordance of the estimated glomerular filtration rate value derived from the whole blood ChemSTAT creatinine assay to the established reference laboratory creatinine method, will be presented. Ultimately, this testing is expected to positively impact triage and time to treatment, for enhanced efficiency and patient care. Implementation of a point-of-care (POC) BMP testing program in ED will be outlined.


After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the clinical need for BMP in ED.
  • Understand how the new GEM Premier ChemSTAT system provides rapid, lab-quality BMP testing in ED.
  • Effectively implement POC BMP testing in ED.


Anne Winkler, MD, MSc
Vice President, Reagent R&D and Medical Affairs
Instrumentation Laboratory (IL)
Bedford, MA


W. Frank Peacock IV, MD, FACEP, FACC, FESC
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Sara A. Love, PhD, DABCC
Co-Director of Clinical and Forensic Toxicology
Associate Director for Clinical Chemistry and POC Testing
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Hennepin Healthcare
Minneapolis, MN