OPTI CCA TS Blood Gas Electrolyte Analyzers

OPTI CCA and OPTI CCA-TS Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzers

The OPTI CCA and OPTI CCA-TS Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzers:
  • Provides fast accurate results for blood gases, acid-base balance, electrolytes, ionized calcium, glucose, and lactate.
  • Runs samples of whole blood, plasma and serum on single-use disposable cassettes.
  • Uses innovative optical technology.
  • Requires minimal maintenance.

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Innovative, economical and comprehensive

Innovative optical technology

The OPTI CCA and OPTI CCA-TS Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzers use OPTI Medical’s optical fluorescence technology. This unique, patented technology does not use electrodes or contact points, which eliminates the need for costly electrode maintenance.

Significant cost savings

The OPTI CCA and CCA-TS analyzers provide lab-quality results with zero standby cost. The single-use consumable is only used during a measurement and safely locks waste inside.

Wide operating temperature

The OPTI CCA and CCA-TS analyzers have a measuring chamber heated to 37°C (98.6°F). This allows for a wide operating temperature range to meet the needs of colder environments, such as the operating room.

Comprehensive test menu

To help meet exact testing needs, the OPTI CCA and CCA-TS analyzers have a variety of cassette configurations available. Each cassette comes individually wrapped, in cartons of 25, reducing the potential for consumable waste.


Principles of operation

The OPTI CCA/CCA-TS  Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzers are microprocessor-based instruments that measure optical fluorescence from discreet sensors called optical electrodes (optodes). A disposable, single-use cassette contains all of the elements needed for calibration, sample measurement and waste containment. Specific calibration information from the cassette is read into the analyzer by swiping the cassette package through the bar-code reader. The cassette is then placed into the measurement chamber.

The analyzer warms the cassette to 37.0°C (±0.1°C)/98.6°F (±0.1°F), and it performs a calibration verification on the sensors for PCO2 and PO2 by passing a precision calibration gas mixture across the optode sensors. The pH and electrolyte channels are calibrated with precision buffer solution contained in the cassette. When calibration is verified, the analyzer aspirates the blood sample into the cassette and across the optode sensors. After equilibrating with the blood sample, fluorescence emission is then measured.

The OPTI CCA-TS2 single-use patient cassette includes these features:
  • Calibration of cassette before sampling—eliminates losing sample if cassette calibration fails
  • Long cassette shelf life—6–12 months from the date of manufacture
  • Easy and safe maintenance
  • Safe disposal—waste is locked in the cassette
  • Maintenance-free operation—no electrodes
  • Zero standby cost—no reagents required


OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer specifications

Sample Volume 125 µL (60µL for B60 cassette)
Calibration Time <90 seconds
Measurement Time <120 seconds
Typical Cycle Time <210 seconds
Operating Temperature 10–32°C (50–90°F)
Sample Type Whole blood, serum or plasma
Measurement Principle Optical fluorescence, reflectance
Sample Application Syringe, capillary or ComfortSampler
Data Storage
  • 200 patient records
  • 70 QC samples per level
  • 105 SRC samples per level
  • 300 user IDs and passwords
Password Password-protected analyzer setup and delete functions
QC Lockout User-definable QC lockout functions
Height x Width x Depth 124 x 362 x 230 mm (4.7 x 14.2 x 9.1 in)
Weight 5.5 kg (12 lb) with rechargeable battery pack
Voltage/Frequency 120 or 240 AC, 50–60 Hz
Power Consumption (max.) 110 VA
Interface Serial, Ethernet* (*TS only)
Approvals CE, UL and IVDD

Test menu

Ready-to-use single-use cassettes

The OPTI CCA/CCA-TS Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzers use ready-to-use single-use cassettes that let you test for a range of blood gas parameters:

Cassette Tests
B-Type pH, PCO2PO2, tHb, SO2
E-Ca Type pH, PCO2PO2, tHb, SO2, Na+, K+, Ca++
E-Cl Type pH, PCO2PO2, tHb, SO2, Na+, K+, Cl-
E-GLU Type pH, PCO2PO2, tHb, SO2, Na+, K+, GLU
B-LAC Type* pH, PCO2PO2, tHb, SO2, LAC
B60 Type pH, PCO2PO2
E-Lyte CCA Type pH, Na+, K+, Cl–, Ca++

*Not available on OPTI CCA.

Sample Type
Available Units
Measurement Range
Display Resoluion
Parameter Whole Blood Plasma Serum Default Other (Default Units) (Low/High)
pH x x x pH units   6.6–7.8 0.01/0.001
PCO2 x     mmHg kPa 10-200 1/0.1
PO2 x     mmHg kPa 10-700 1/0.1
Na+ x x x mmol/L mg/dL 100-180


K+ x x x mmol/L mg/dL 0.8/9.99


Ca++ x x x mmol/L mg/dL 0.2-3.0 0.01
Cl x x x mmol/L mg/dL 50-160


GLU x x x mg/dL mmol/L 30–400/1.7–22 1/0.1
LAC x     mmol/L mh/dL 0.3–17.5 0.01/0.01
tHb x     g/dL mmol/L, g/L 5–25 0.1
SO2 x     %   60–100 1/0.1

How to use

Blood gas sampling in 3 easy steps

The OPTI CCA and CCA-TS analyzers are easy to run:
  • The user-friendly touch screen, with simple menu navigation, can be used with minimal training.
  • Automated sample aspiration reduces staff time and training.
  • Heated measuring chamber allows for testing of iced samples.

1. Scan the cassette bar code.

2. Place the cassette into the sample measurement chamber and close the cover.

3. Aspirate the sample. When sample aspiration and measurement is complete, the results will automatically appear on the screen.

B-Lac Cassette

Lactate and blood gas on a single cassette

The B-Lac Cassette provides fast results at the point of care*:
  • Measures lactate, pH, PCO2, PO2, tHb, and SOin whole blood. 
  • An individually wrapped, disposable, single-use cassette contains all the elements needed for calibration, sample measurement, and waste containment. 
  • An important diagnostic tool for severe cases of COVID-19. An early diagnosis of sepsis has a substantial impact on the patient's outcome. 
  • Continuous measurement of lactate levels provides useful information about the patient's condition. 

Product Sheet OPTI B-Lac Cassette

Measured Parameters


6.6 - 7.8 pH units

0.001 pH units


10 - 200 mmHg

0.1 mmHg


10 - 700 mmHg

0.1 mmHg


5 - 25 g/dL

0.1 g/dL


60% - 100%



0.4 - 17.5 mmol/L (2.7-157.7 mg/dL)

0.01 mmol/L (0.1 mg/dL)

Barometric Pressure

300 - 800 mmHg

0.1 mmHg

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*For customers located in the United States, the B-Lac Cassette (BP7561) has not yet been cleared for Point of Care (POC) use in the United States.