WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 12b-25

                                                Commission File Number 333-69207

                                                CUSIP Number  141728-10-5

                           NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

(Check One):[_] Form 10-K  [_] Form 11-K  [_] Form 20-F  [X] Form 10-Q

[_] Form N-SAR

         For Period Ended:    June 30, 2002

[_] Transition Report on Form 10-K  [_] Transition Report on Form 10-Q

[_] Transition Report on Form 20-F  [_] Transition Report on Form N-SAR

[_] Transition Report on Form 11-K

         For the Transition Period Ended:

               Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the
Commission has verified any information contained herein.

               If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked
above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:


                                     PART I
                             REGISTRANT INFORMATION

Full name of registrant      Careside, Inc

Former name if applicable


Address of principal executive office (Street and number)

               6100 Bristol Parkway

City, state and zip code     Culver City, CA 90230

                                     PART II
                             RULE 12b-25 (b) and (c)

             If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable
effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b),
the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)

       | (a)  The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this
       | form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense:

[X]    | (b)  The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report
       | on Form 10-K, 20-F, 11-K or Form N-SAR, or portion thereof will be
       | filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed
       | due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form
       | 10-Q, or portion thereof will be filed on or before the fifth calendar
       | day following the prescribed due date; and

       | (c)  The accountant's statement or other exhibit required by Rule
       | 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.

                                    PART III

             State below in reasonable detail the reasons why Form 10-K, 11-K,
20-F, 10-Q, N-SAR or the transition report portion thereof could not be filed
within the prescribed time period. (Attach extra sheets if needed.)

             The quarterly report of Careside, Inc. (the "Company") on Form 10-Q
cannot be filed within the prescribed time period without unreasonable effort or
expense due to corporate financing activities during the quarter and the recent
change in the Company's auditors from Arthur Andersen LLP to Singer Lewak
Greenbaum & Goldstein LLP. Accordingly, additional time is needed to ensure
proper disclosure of the corporate financing efforts undertaken during the
period. The Company anticipates that its quarterly report on Form 10-Q will be
filed on or before the fifth calendar day following its prescribed due date.

                                     PART IV
                                OTHER INFORMATION

             (1)    Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to
this notification:

  W. Vickery Stoughton                 310                      436-7111
         (Name)                     (area code)            (Telephone Number)

             (2)    Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13
or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment
Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period
that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If the
answer is no, identify report(s).

[X] Yes  [_] No

             (3)    Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of
operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be
reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or
portion thereof?

[_] Yes  [X] No

                                 CARESIDE, INC
                  (Name of registrant as specified in charter)

Has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
thereunto duly authorized.

Date: Aug 15,2002                By: /s/ W. Vickery Stoughton
                                 Name:   W. Vickery Stoughton
                                 Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer