Lactate Meters for Determination of the Blood Lactate Levels
The lactate meter (not to be confused with a lactometer) provides an immediate determination of the lactate value in blood, which is a measurement that is especially important for performance athletes. Two reasons are that the obtained result can provide insight into the functionality of the circulatory system when training, in regards to moving oxygen to the muscles, and the results can also help determine how well the exercised muscles are utilising the oxygen they are receiving.
A lactate measurement can be carried out within only a few minutes using an analyser and compatible test strips. Briefly explained, a small blood sample is taken from the finger tip or earlobe and then placed on the test strip. Then the sample is inserted into the portable device, which usually produces a reading within approximately 15-60 seconds, depending on the analyser. While the test results are not enough to establish a diagnosis, they do help the practitioner narrow down the patient's possible conditions. Once the diagnosis is established, regular monitoring is often necessary to ensure that the condition does not worsen. Monitoring is also necessary for patients with lactic acidosis, as a consistently decreasing value indicates that the treatment is working. In our online shop, we supply you with high-quality analysers and compatible accessories for blood lactate testing that can be used in both, clinical and sports medicine.
Lactate Meters & Compatible Accessories
In addition to a nice range of lactate meters, you will also find compatible test strips for testing blood lactate levels. For example, you can purchase the Lactate Pro 2 from Axon Lab or the Accutrend Plus from Roche, as well as the test strips that are designed specifically for each individual analyser. With the Accutrend testing device, you can determine the lactate, cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose levels in capillary blood. However, it is important to note that each parameter requires different test strips for measurement. We have clearly labeled the various Accutrend test strips to avoid any possible confusion. Additional blood analysis devices can be found in the Praxisdienst Lab Devices category.
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