HOUSING FOR AN INTRAVASCULAR SENSOR

  • US 20100331644A1
  • Filed: 07/01/2010
  • Published: 12/30/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/07/2008
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. An apparatus for use with an intravascular sensor, the apparatus comprising:

  • a fluid coupler comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is configured to releasably couple with a connecting end of an intravascular catheter, and wherein the second end is configured to releasably couple with a tubing assembly, said fluid coupler adapted to at least partially house an intravascular sensor; and

    a housing connected to the fluid coupler, the housing configured to receive a portion of at least one sensor disposed at least partially within the fluid coupler such that when the fluid coupler is mated to an intravascular catheter inserted into a circulatory system of the host, the at least one sensor can be exposed to a biological sample, the housing further configured to electrically couple the at least one sensor with at least one external device.

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