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TRUpoint Blood Analysis System Version 6.1 or above.
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Table of Contents
1. The IRMA TRUpoint™ Blood Analysis System
CLIA Complexity Classification
IRMA TRUpoint Blood Analysis System - Major Components 1.2
IRMA TRUpoint Blood Analyzer
IRMA TRUpoint Battery Charger and Power Supply
IRMA TRUpoint AC Power Adapter
IRMA TRUpoint Cartridges
Unpack and Inspect the System
Bring the Analyzer to Room Temperature
Assemble the Charger
Charge the Battery
Unpack the IRMA TRUpoint Cartridges
Cartridge Storage and Equilibration Procedure
Cartridge Temperature Operating Range
Insert Charged Battery or AC Adapter into
IRMA TRUpoint Analyzer
System Features and Set Up
Main Menu Access
IRMA TRUpoint Touch Screen Interface
Bar Code Reader
Device Communication Utility (DeviceCom)
2. Patient Sample Analysis
General Sample Collection Guidelines
Blood Gas Sample Handling
Electrolyte/Glucose Sample Handling
Preparing the Sample for Injection
Injecting a Syringe Sample
Injecting a Capillary Sample
Patient Test Procedure
Performing a Patient Test
Test Information Entry
Entering Test Information
Test Information Entry - Miscellaneous
Oxygen Therapy Information Entry
Entering Oxygen Therapy Information
Oxygen Therapy Entry - Miscellaneous
Patient Bypass Status
Selecting Patient Bypass Status
Entering Patient Notes
Satisfying QC Lockout - General Rules
QC Lockout Screens
3. Quality Control Testing
IRMA TRUpoint Quality Control
Quality Control Recommendation
Run an EQC Test
Run Two Levels of Liguid Control
Additional Liquid Control Testing
Run a Temperature Test
Electronic Quality Control
Performing a Manual EQC Test
Automatic EQC Test
Liquid Quality Control
Liquid QC Material Requirements
Performing an Liquid Control Test
Initaiate Liquid QC Test
Performing a Temperature Test
4. Data Access
Quality Control Results
Manual Transfer of IRMA TRUpoint Results
Automatic Results Transfer
Troubleshooting General Operating Problems
Troubleshooting Specific Operating Problems
Removing the Battery
Charging the Battery (Routine)
Conditioning the Battery
Changing the Printer Paper
Calibrating the Barometer
Cleaning System Components
Cleaning the Touchscreen
Cleaning the Battery Charger, Power Supply and
Cleaning the Battery Contacts
Cleaning the Infrared Probe
Cleaning the Edge Connector
Cleaning the Temperature Card
Replacing the Edge Connector
7. System Settings
Setting Options Menu
Quality Control (QC) Settings
User ID Settings
Default QA User ID
Adding a New QA User ID
User ID Options
Appendix A: Limitations and Safety Precautions
Appendix B: System Specifications and Cartridge
Appendix C: Principles of Operation
Appendix D: Performance Characteristics
Appendix E: Default Settings
Appendix F: IRMA TRUpoint Capillary Collection Device
Appendix G: Software Updates
Appendix H: Warranty
The IRMA TRUpoint™
Blood Analysis System
This section outlines general information about the IRMA TRUpoint
Blood Analysis System, and describes the installation process.
The IRMA TRUpoint Blood Analysis System is intended for use with
IRMA TRUpoint cartridges for the in vitro measurement of various
critical care analytes in human whole blood. See Appendix B, Table B-5
for a list of the analytes that may be measured with the IRMA TRUpoint
The major components of the IRMA TRUpoint system are a portable,
battery-operated analyzer, and disposable cartridges that contain sensors
and a calibrant. Cartridges come in a variety of analyte configurations.
Cartridges calibrate with every test using the self-contained calibrant.
Instructions displayed on the interactive touchscreen guide the user
through all steps of the testing process. Patient and sample information
can be entered during analysis. Test results are displayed within
approximately 90 seconds after sample injection. Test results and
associated information can be automatically printed via the on-board
printer. Test results and associated information can be transmitted via
serial, LAN10/100, or modem port to the Integrated Data Management
System (idms) or other connected system capable of accepting ASTM
CLIA COMPLEXITY CLASSIFICATION
The IRMA TRUpoint Blood Analysis System has a “moderate complexity”
CLIA classification. The optional SureStep®Pro Glucose Module has a
“waived status” CLIA classification (see SureStep®Pro Glucose Module
An implementation protocol is available from your service provider upon
IRMA TRUpoint BLOOD ANALYSIS SYSTEM MAJOR COMPONENTS
A. IRMA TRUpoint analyzer
B. Battery charger (PN 442900) and power supply (PN 573400)
C. Two rechargeable batteries (PN 448700)
D. Temperature card
E. User manual
F. Two rolls of thermal printer paper (PN 403800)
F. AC Adapter (PN 440100)-Not Pictured
IRMA TRUpoint cartridges (not pictured) are ordered, packaged, and
shipped under separate cover.
Additional system components are available for use with the IRMA
TRUpoint system, including the Integrated Data Management System
(idms), the SureStepPro Glucose Module (PN 444100), an AC power
adapter (PN 440100), and a bar code reader (PN 463120). Contact your
service provider for information on these and other IRMA TRUpoint
IRMA BLOOD TRUpoint ANALYZER
A. Carrying Handle
B. On-board Printer: provides hard copies of test results and information.
C. Rechargeable Battery: provides portable analyzer power.
D. Touchscreen: guides user through all aspects of analyzer operation,
including analyzer setup, information entry and display, and testing.
The analyzer is powered-on by touching the right-hand edge of the
E. Edge Connector Block: electronically connects the cartridge to the
analyzer. This removable connector protects the analyzer from
internal damage by spilled liquids or other contaminants.
F. Infrared (IR) Probe (recessed): measures and controls sample
temperature for appropriate tests.
G. Temperature Card Storage Area (underneath): provides on-board
storage of the Temperature Card.
IRMA TRUpoint BATTERY CHARGER AND POWER SUPPLY
The IRMA TRUpoint analyzer can be operated on battery or AC power. The
IRMA TRUpoint battery power system consists of two rechargeable nickel metal
hydride (NiMH) batteries and an external battery charger and power supply.
• NiMH batteries take approximately 5.5 hours (battery empty when
placed in charger) to 10 hours (battery full when placed in charger) to
charge. A fully charged batter will yield approximately 30-40 tests when
fully charged. Test yield will depend on other factors (e.g., cartridge
type, amount of printing, etc.).
A. Power Supply and Attached Cord: connects to battery charger.
B. Wall Cord: makes connection between the power supply and electrical
C. Battery Charger: holds battery during the charging process.
Caution: Battery charger with power supply is not intended for use
within a 1.5 meter radius of patient.
IRMA TRUpoint AC POWER ADAPTER
The IRMA TRUpoint analyzer can be operated on AC power using the
IRMA TRUpoint AC power adapter.
• The analyzer will not automatically shut off when the AC adapter is in
use, and can be left on indefinitely.
• After two minutes of inactivity, the analyzer will enter into “sleep mode”
(screen goes dark). The user can return to the last screen displayed by
touching the right side of the screen at anytime during sleep mode.
• If the user ID feature is enabled, then the user ID screen will be displayed before the analyzer can be accessed again.
• The analyzer power can be left on indefinitely
• The analyzer can be shut off via the quit button on the main MENU.
A. Power Supply and Battery Shell: are permanently connected via the
adapter cord. The battery shell fits into the IRMA TRUpoint battery
B. Wall Cord: makes connection between the power supply and electrical
Caution: AC Power Adapter is not intended for use within a 1.5
meter radius of patient.
IRMA TRUpoint CARTRIDGES
Each IRMA TRUpoint cartridge contains a sensor array and self-contained
calibrant. One patient or liquid QC test is performed on each cartridge.
A. Cartridge Leads: electronically connect the cartridge to the analyzer.
B. Luer Injection Port: where the sample collection device attaches to the
C. Sensors: measure analyte concentrations.
D. Calibrant Gel: covers the sensors and is used to calibrate the sensors.
E. Temperature Monitoring Site (internal): where IRMA TRUpoint IR
probe measures and controls sample temperature.
F. Enzyme Pad: may be present on cartridges that employ enzymatic
G. Overflow Indicator: alerts user that the maximum sample volume (5 mL)
that the cartridge can hold has been reached.
H. Waste Reservoir: holds a maximum sample volume of 5 mL.
I. Air Vent: located on the bottom, left side of the waste reservoir.
J. Cal Cap: contains calibrant for cartridges with enzymatic sensors.
UNPACK AND INSPECT THE SYSTEM
• Verify that all components have been received, and inspect components
for shipping damage. Immediately report any shipping damage to your
• Retain one set of packaging materials. Analyzers requiring service by the
manufacturer must be returned in the original packaging materials. If
the original packaging materials are not available, contact your service
provider to order a replacement.
BRING THE ANALYZER TO ROOM TEMPERATURE
• The IRMA TRUpoint temperature operating range is 12-30°C (5486°F). If the analyzer is exposed to a temperature outside of that range
for a significant period of time, an instrument temperature error message
may display. The analyzer must equilibrate at a temperature within the
temperature operating range for a minimum of 30 minutes before testing
ASSEMBLE THE CHARGER
• Connect the power supply to the IRMA TRUpoint charger.
• Connect the wall cord to the power supply.
• Plug the wall cord into an electrical wall outlet (110 VAC/60Hz or
220 VAC/50 Hz).
CHARGE THE BATTERY
Prior to initial use, condition each battery as follows:
• Insert a battery into the battery charger. The battery should ‘click’ into
the charger when properly inserted. The yellow light indicates that the
battery is charging. Charge the battery for 24 hours.
• After 24 hours, remove the battery from the charger, then reinsert the battery into the charger. Leave the battery in the charger until the green light
flashes continuously, indicating that the battery is fully charged. The battery should remain in the charger until it is needed for use in the analyzer.
See Section 6-Charging the Battery - Routine for routine battery charging
UNPACK THE IRMA TRUpoint CARTRIDGES
IRMA TRUpoint cartridges are shipped in an insulated shipping
container. The shipping temperature range is 0-50°C.
• Check the shipping temperature indicators that are enclosed with each
shipping container. Instructions accompany the indicators. If the
temperature indicators show that the shipping temperature range has
been exceeded, do not use the cartridges. Call your service provider for
CARTRIDGE STORAGE AND EQUILIBRATION PROCEDURE
Most cartridges are stored at room temperature. Some cartridges, however,
require refrigeration. Refer to Appendix B, Table B-7 for cartridge storage
temperature information for all cartridge types.
Room Temperature Cartridge Storage and Equilibration Procedure
• IRMA TRUpount cartridges that require storage at room temperature (1530°C/59-86°F), must be removed from their shipping container and equilibrated to room temperature prior to use. Equilibration times depend on
the product type. Refer to Appendix B, Table B-7 for equilibration times.
Equilibrate cartridges as follows:
• Remove cartridges from their shipping container upon receipt.
• Place cartridges in the area where they will be stored. The storage area
must have a stable temperature between 15-30°C (59-86°F). The
cartridge storage temperature must not fluctuate more than
8°C (14.4°F). If it does, the cartridges must go through an additional
equilibration period before they can be used.
• Proper storage conditions should be documented daily by recording the
minimum and maximum storage area temperatures.
Refrigerated Cartridge Storage Procedure
• The CR cartridges are stable through the expiration date indicated on the
package label. CR Cartridges must be removed prior to use from the
refrigerator and sit at room temperature (15-30°C) for a minimum of 30
• CR cartridges must be used within 8 hours of removal from the
• CR Cartridges that are not used within 8 hours should be discarded. Do not
place unused cartridges back into the refrigerator.
CARTRIDGE TEMPERATURE OPERATING RANGE
The IRMA TRUpoint temperature operating range is 12-30°C (54-86°F).
• Room temperature cartridges that are used in environments below the
cartridge storage temperature range (e.g., CVORs below 15°C/59°F)
must be used within 4 hours of transfer from the 15-30°C storage area to
the colder area. Cartridges that were not used within the 4 hour time
limit must be returned to the 15-30°C storage area, and go through an
additional equilibration period before they can be used. Refer to
Appendix B, Table B-7 for equilibration times.
• Refrigerated cartridges may be used until their out-of-refrigerator outdate.
INSERT CHARGED BATTERY OR AC ADAPTER INTO IRMA
• Insert a charged battery or AC Adapter into the IRMA TRUpoint analyzer. The insertion area is located on the left side, below the carrying
SYSTEM FEATURES AND SET UP
MAIN MENU ACCESS
All IRMA TRUpoint test, setup, and recall options are accessed via the
main MENU. To access the main MENU:
1. Touch the right-hand edge of the screen to turn the analyzer “on”.
a. If the User ID option has not been activated, the main MENU
automatically appears at start-up.
b. If the User ID option has been activated,
the Enter ID screen appears. This option
requires the entry of a valid User ID code
before the analyzer can be used. Following
entry of a User ID, the main MENU
The main MENU also appears following
completion of a test by pressing the done button
or the Menu button from other screens.
. . . . . Enter or Scan ID
The IRMA TRUpoint analyzer software is available in multiple languages. All
available languages are automatically loaded into the analyzer during the
software installation process.
To select an alternate IRMA TRUpoint analyzer software language:
1. Touch the right-hand edge of the screen to
start power-up. Press down and hold the ITC
logo that appears in the center of the screen
during power-up. Continue to press down
(logo will flash off) until the Select Language
2. The Select Language screen displays a
picklist containing all available analyzer
languages. Highlight the desired language
and press next. The main MENU displays in
the language selected.
Btldr rev: v1.0.3
App rev: v6.1.0
IRMA TRUpoint TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACE
The IRMA TRUpoint touchscreen guides the user through each procedure
using screens containing simple directions, buttons, and graphics. Most
IRMA TRUpoint screens have a title at the top of the screen that
describes the on-screen display. IRMA TRUpoint uses the following conventions and screen icons:
Does not save entries on the current screen and returns to the
Returns to the beginning of the procedure and does not save
entries made throughout the procedure.
Completes the current procedure and returns to the appropriate
Allows a displayed or highlighted screen item or setting to be
Proceeds to the next step in the procedure.
Test Information Button displays on screens where patient test
information can be added to test result record, and initiates
patient test information entry.
Oxygen Therapy Button displays on screens where patient oxygen
therapy information can be added to test result record, and initiates
patient oxygen therapy information entry.
Bypass Status Button displays on the Calibrating and Analyzing
screens when available. When “On Bypass” option is selected,
Bypass Correlation hematocrit results are reported.
Temperature Test Button displays on the QC TEST OPTIONS
screen, and initiates an IRMA TRUpoint temperature test.
QC Lockout Icon may be displayed on the Select Product Type
screen during a patient test. Product types that are locked out
will have the padlock icon over their selection button, and may
not be selected until QC lockout requirements have been met.
Pressing this key erases the last character in the display.
Patient Temperature Icon displays with patient temperature in
both °F and °C in upper-right corner of a blood gas test results
Battery Icon displays in the upper-right corner of all screens
except the patient test and QC test screens. A dark meter bar in
the battery icon represents the battery capacity. See Section 6Battery Maintenance for details.
• Alpha-numeric keyboard entry: Allows entry of information from an
alpha-numeric keypad that automatically appears when a keypad entry is
The IRMA TRUpoint analyzer offers 3 user security levels:
• QA User(s) have access to all IRMA TRUpoint test, recall, and setting
options. QA Users have sole access to barometer calibration, communications configuration, results transfer, VueLink, and setup of QC Lockout,
User ID, and QC.
• General Users have access to all IRMA TRUpoint test and recall
options, and limited setting options. These setting options include
enabling or disabling the beeper and printer, and setting the date, time,
date format, and screen contrast.
• Gluc Strip Users may perform and recall only glucose strip, EQC, and
temperature tests, and have limited access to setting options. These
setting options include enabling or disabling the beeper and printer, and
setting the date, time, date format, and screen contrast.
• The Gluc Strip User privilege is available for users that have
purchased the SureStep®Pro Glucose Module, an optional side
attachment to the IRMA TRUpoint analyzer. Refer to the
SureStep®Pro Glucose Module User Manual for details.
• The General User privilege allows both IRMA TRUpoint cartridge
and glucose strip testing (if glucose module is present).
Prior to initial testing, complete the following activities:
• Identify QA User(s) to supervise IRMA TRUpoint setup and monitoring.
• Use the factory default QA User ID “123456” to access the USER ID
SETTINGS menu. New QA User ID(s) may be added, and the default QA
User ID deleted if desired.
• Review the factory default analyzer settings in Appendix E, and make
any necessary adjustments. Refer to Section 7-System Settings for
instructions on changing default settings.
• Perform an EQC test (Section 3-Performing an EQC Test). When the
test is complete, access the barometer setting, and check the reading
against the barometer in your facility. If necessary, change the barometric pressure value in the analyzer (Section 7-Calibrate Barometer).
• The IRMA TRUpoint barometer was calibrated at the factory, and
should read within ± 5 mmHg of a NIST-calibrated barometer. Use
of a non-NIST-calibrated barometer to adjust the IRMA TRUpoint
barometer reading is not recommended.
• Enter appropriate User IDs if the User ID feature is enabled.
• Establish quality control procedures and set-up liquid controls (control
type, lot, level, and limits).
The IRMA TRUpoint analyzer provides many optional software features
that can be activated from the main MENU via the Settings Option. The
following is a summary of these features. Please refer to Section 7-System
Settings for additional detailed information.
• Auto-Print: Enables automatic printing of results immediately upon completion of analysis, or delayed auto-printing after sample and/or oxygen
therapy information entry is complete. If this feature is “off”, a printout
can still be obtained via the print key on the touchscreen.
• Bar Code Reader: A bar code reader is available for IRMA TRUpoint
analyzers equipped with an accessory port on the back of the analyzer.
Please refer to Section 1-Bar Code Reader for additional bar code reader
• Beeper: When enabled, an audible beep alerts the user that an action is
required or that a message is displayed.
• Correlation: Allows optional entry of slope and intercept values for each
analyte to correlate IRMA TRUpoint analyzer results to a reference
• Correlation for Cardiopulmonar y Bypass (Pump) Hematocrits:
Allows optional entry of hematocrit slope and intercept values
specifically for samples from patients on cardiopulmonary bypass to correlate IRMA TRUpoint hematocrit results to a reference method.
• Date Format: Date may be displayed in the following formats:
MM/DD/YY; YY/MM/DD; or DD/MM/YY.
• Date and Time: Allows the definition of the correct date and time. The
default analyzer date and time is U.S. Central Standard Time.
• Electronic QC (EQC): Quality control is performed through a comprehensive diagnostic check of the IRMA TRUpoint edge connector, internal electronics, and analyte circuitry. EQC minimizes the use of reagents
and disposable cartridges required for liquid QC testing. EQC can be
configured to run automatically when the analyzer is powered by the AC
• Oxygen Therapy Information: Allows optional entry of patient oxygen
therapy information to be associated with a patient blood gas test record.
• Patient ID: Allows optional or required entry of a patient ID when performing a patient test. ID lengths (number of characters) may also be defined.
• Patient Hemoglobin: Allows optional entry of a hemoglobin value, or
use of the calculated tHb value derived from an IRMA TRUpoint hematocrit result for the associated patient, to be used in the BEb calculation
when running a blood gas test.
• Patient Notes: Allows optional entry of up to 3 pre-defined patient
notes to be associated with a patient test record.
• QC Notes: Allows optional entry of up to 3 pre-defined QC notes to be
associated with a QC test record.
• QC Limits: Allows optional definition of an upper and lower limit for each
control lot, level, and analyte. The limits are reported on the analyzer printout
with each associated test, available through result recall, and can be transferred
via the ASTM output to the idms.
• QC Lockout: Allows optional definition of requirements (number of
tests per level per shift) for both electronic and liquid QC that must be
met before the analyzer can be used for patient testing.
• Reference Ranges: Allows optional entry of an upper and lower reference limit for each analyte, and a reference range title. When activated,
patient test results that fall outside of the defined limits will be flagged
“H” (High) or “L” (Low). The ranges are reported on the analyzer printout with each associated test. Reference ranges are stored with the
results at the time the test is performed; therefore, changes can be made
to the limits without affecting previous results.
• Reportable Ranges: Allows optional entry of user-defined upper and
lower reportable range limits for each analyte. User-defined reportable
range limits must be within the default IRMA TRUpoint reportable
• Results Transfer: Enables transfer of new or previously-transferred results
via the serial port, LAN 10/100 port, or the internal or external modem
utilizing ASTM standard format and communication protocols.
• Sample Type/Site: Allows optional selection of a sample type and site
(from pre-defined list) to be associated with a patient test record.
• Screen Contrast: Allows touchscreen backlight to be adjusted to one of
nine settings for optimal viewing in all ambient light conditions.
• Sleep Mode: When the analyzer is “on” and has not been used for two
minutes, the analyzer goes into a 2 minute sleep mode (screen goes dark)
to conserve battery power. The user can return to the last screen displayed by touching the right side of the screen at anytime during sleep
mode. When powered by battery, the analyzer powers down if the 2
minute sleep mode period passes without any activity. When powered by
AC adapter, the analyzer will not shut down after 2 minutes of inactivity
in sleep mode. Entry of a User ID is required (if the User ID feature is
enabled) to exit sleep mode. During the two minute sleep mode, the
beeper (if enabled) will beep every 15 seconds, unless the screen is on the
main MENU or Enter ID screens.
• User ID: Requires entry of a valid User ID prior to performing select
• VueLink: Allows IRMA TRUpoint patient test results to be transmitted
to the Philips/Agilent patient monitor for display.
BAR CODE READER
A high performance linear imaging bar code reader is available for use with
IRMA TRUpoint analyzers that are equipped with an accessory port. The
bar code reader is connected to the round accessory port located on the
back of the IRMA TRUpoint analyzer, next to the RJ45 serial port.
The bar code reader can be used to scan the following information:
• Cartridge information: Cartridge type, lot code, and cal code are all encoded
in a single bar code found on the cartridge package label. The cartridge package may be scanned with each test instead of manually selecting Product Type
and verifying the information on the Verify Information screen.
• Glucose test strip information: Lot code and Ctl code are encoded in separate bar codes found on the SureStepPro test strip bottle. The bottle label
may be scanned with each test instead of manually selecting Product Type
and verifying the information on the Verify Information screen.
• User IDs: User ID bar codes may be scanned, replacing manual entry of IDs
via the touchscreen keyboard.
• Patient IDs: Patient ID bar codes may be scanned, replacing manual entry
of IDs via the touchscreen keyboard.
During power-up, the IRMA TRUpoint analyzer determines whether or
not a bar code reader is connected to the analyzer, and will display the
appropriate screen prompts. The bar code reader will only be activated on
the entry screens for cartridge information, User ID, and Patient ID.
Bar Code Scan Symbologies
The bar code reader is factory programmed to read the following bar code
Interleaved 2 of 5
Matrix 2 of 5
Refer to the User’s Guide that came with the bar code reader for detailed
specifications and regulatory compliance statements.
• The Welch Allyn bar code reader uses a non-laser, red LED light
Connecting the Bar Code Reader
1. Ensure that the IRMA TRUpoint analyzer is turned “off”.
2. Connect the the bar code reader cable to the round keyboard port on
the back of the analyzer.
3. The reader will be ready for use when the analyzer is powered back
• The IRMA TRUpoint analyzer can only determine the presence or
absence of a bar code reader during analyzer power-up. Do not
connect or disconnect the reader when the analyzer is “on”. Doing
so may result in damage to the reader or analyzer, or the display of
incorrect screen prompts.
Disconnecting the Bar Code Reader
1. Ensure that the IRMA TRUpoint analyzer is turned “off”.
2. Disconnect the the bar code reader cable from the keyboard port on
the back of the analyzer.
Mounting the Bar Code Reader
The bar code reader may be attached to the IRMA TRUpoint analyzer using
the mounting clip that came with the reader.
1. Attach the clip to the IRMA
TRUpoint handle as shown.
2. Connect the the bar code reader to
the clip. (Figure 1-7)
Operating the Bar Code Reader-General
To scan a bar code, position the bar
code 3-6 inches (7-15 cm) from the
reader light source window. Press and
hold the button on the bottom of the
reader and align the red light line with
the bar code. The red light line will
turn off and the IRMA TRUpoint
screen will advance when the scan is
complete. (Figure 1-8)
Operating the Bar Code Reader-Patient Sample Analysis and QC
If a bar code reader is connected to the IRMA TRUpoint analyzer, the
appropriate screen prompts will display upon initiation of a patient test or
liquid QC test. The bar code scanner can be used to scan the following
• User ID
• Patient ID
• Cartridge Information: Product Type, Lot Code, and Cal Code are
encoded in the single bar code found on each cartridge package label.
• Glucose Test Strip Information: Product Type, Strip Lot, and Ctl Code
are encoded in the two bar codes found on each test strip bottle label.
1. Enter User ID (optional). If the User ID
option is activated, the Enter or Scan ID
screen will display. The User ID may be
entered using either the alpha/numeric
keypads or the bar code scanner.
. . . . . Enter or Scan ID
a. Entry via touchscreen keypads - enter your User ID and press next.
b. Entry via bar code scanner - scan your User ID. The IRMA
TRUpoint display will automatically advance to the next screen.
2. Scan cartridge bar code. A screen instructing
you to Scan cartridge bar code will display at
the appropriate time. Scan the cartridge
package label for the cartridge to be used.
Note: To manually enter and/or verify
cartridge information, press manual entry.
Scan cartridge bar
a. Successful scan - cartridge product type, Lot Code, and Cal Code
will be accepted. The IRMA TRUpoint display will automatically
advance to the next screen (the Select Product Type and Verify
Information screens will not be displayed).
b. Scanning Error - the Scanning Error
message will be displayed. The cartridge
bar code may be re-scanned, or the user
may press manual entry to manually enter
and/or verify product type, Lot Code, and
Re-scan bar code or
Please contact your local representative regarding the current availability
The Philips/Agilent VueLink module is a component for Philips/Agilent
patient monitors. VueLink allows IRMA TRUpoint patient test results to
be transmitted to the Philips/Agilent patient monitor for display.
Refer to Section 7-VueLink for IRMA TRUpoint VueLink setup
Patient ID should be configured “Required”.
Refer to the appropriate Philips/Agilent document for monitor operating
instructions and other information related to the Philips/Agilent patient
monitoring system and VueLink.
Transmitting Results to VueLink
1. The patient test results displayed on the
Results screen are transmitted to VueLink
when done is pressed, only under the
Na+ H 158.3mM
• The VueLink option in DEVICE SETTINGS is “on”, and;
• The IRMA TRUpoint analyzer is connected to a VueLink module
residing in a patient monitor or monitor rack. If there is no