OPTI Medical Systems, Inc.

OPTI® CCA-TS2 Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzer

Our next generation of blood gas analyzers

The OPTI® CCA-TS2 Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzer:

  • Provides fast accurate results for blood gases, acid-base balance, electrolytes, ionized calcium, glucose, BUN and lactate.
  • Runs samples of whole blood, plasma and serum on single-use disposable cassettes.
  • Uses innovative optical technology.
  • Requires minimal maintenance.
OPTI CCA-TS2 Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzer

Innovative, economical and comprehensive


Innovative optical technology

The OPTI® CCA-TS2 Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzer uses 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-TS2 analyzer provides 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-TS2 analyzer has 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-TS2 analyzer has a variety of cassette configurations available. Each cassette comes individually wrapped, in cartons of 25, reducing the potential for consumable waste.

Technology—Principles of operation


The OPTI® CCA-TS2 Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzer is a microprocessor-based instrument that measures 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

10–30°C (50–86°F)

Sample Type

Whole blood, serum or plasma

Measurement Principle

Optical fluorescence, reflectance

Sample Application

Syringe, capillary or ComfortSampler®

Data Storage

  • 500 patient records
  • 70 QC samples per level
  • 105 SRC samples per level
  • 300 user IDs and passwords





Multiple levels of security with user-definable permissions

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)


4.3 kg (9.6 lb) with rechargeable battery pack





120 or 240 AC, 50–60 Hz

Power Consumption (max.)

110 VA


ASTM, ASCII, POCT protocols via USB or Ethernet



Ready-to-use single-use cassettes


The OPTI® CCA-TS2 Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzer uses ready-to-use single-use cassettes that let you test for a range of blood gas parameters:

Cassette Tests
B-Type pH, PCO2, PO2, tHb, SO2
E-Type pH, PCO2, PO2, tHb, SO2, Na+, K+
E-Ca Type pH, PCO2, PO2, tHb, SO2, Na+, K+, Ca++
E-Cl Type pH, PCO2, PO2, tHb, SO2, Na+, K+, Cl-
E-GLU Type pH, PCO2, PO2, tHb, SO2, Na+, K+, GLU
E-BUN Type pH, PCO2, PO2, tHb, SO2, Na+, K+, BUN
B-LAC Type pH, PO2, tHb, SO2, LAC
B60 Type pH, PCO2, PO2
E-Lyte CCA Type pH, Na+, K+, Cl–, Ca++



  Sample Type
Available Units


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 1/0.1
 K+ x x x  mmol/L  mg/dL 0.8–9.99 0.1/0.01
 Ca++ x x x  mmol/L  mg/dL 0.2–3.0 0.01
 Cl x x x  mmol/L  mg/dL 50–160 1/0.1
 GLU x x x  mg/dL  mmol/L 30–400/1.7–22 1/0.1
 BUN (UREA) x x x  mg/dL  mmol/L 2.8–112.0/1–40 0.1/0.01
 LAC x      mmol/L  mg/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

Blood gas sampling in 4 easy steps


The OPTI® CCA-TS2 analyzer is 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.


Running the OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer:

  1. Scan the cassette bar code.

  1. Remove the cassette from its packaging.

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

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

Questions and answers about the OPTI® CCA-TS2 analyzer


Does the OPTI® CCA-TS2 Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzer require daily or weekly maintenance?

The OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer is virtually maintenance-free. It requires no daily or weekly maintenance.

Is the OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer capable of QC lockout?

Yes, the OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer ensures regulatory compliance by providing a feature for QC lockout. The OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer also has the ability to store up to 300 programmable user IDs and passwords at the instrument level in order to provide a complete audit trail.

How is QC performed on the OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer?

The OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer allows for easy daily QC using a reusable electronic QC cassette.

Is the OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer upgradeable to new parameters and features?

Yes, the OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer has a built-in USB drive that is used for upgrades provided free of charge.

Does the OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer have the capability to be interfaced?

Yes, the OPTI CCA-TS2 analyzer has the ability to be interfaced to any laboratory information system (LIS) or hospital information system (HIS) using a built-in Ethernet or USB drive.

Does the OPTI CCA-TS2 use the same cassettes as the CCA-TS?

Yes, the OPTI CCA-TS2 uses the same cassettes as the OPTI CCA-TS.

Does the OPTI CCA-TS2 use the same gas bottle as the CCA-TS?

No, the OPTI CCA-TS2 does not use the same gas bottle as the CCA-TS. The OPTI CCA-TS2 uses a lower pressure bottle for easier shipping, and is identifiable by its red bottom and cap.

Can the OPTI CCA-TS support the same software as the CCA-TS2?

No, the OPTI CCA-TS2 uses different software than the CCA-TS, and this new software is not compatible with the CCA-TS.