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: September 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 the Company's voluntary petition under chapter 11 of the
Bankruptcy Code in the Central District of California. Accordingly, additional
time was needed to ensure proper disclosure of the chapter 11 petition and the
Debtor-In-Possession financing plan, which is subject to court approval. 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

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?


                                  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: November 13, 2002          By: /s/ W. Vickery Stoughton
                                     Name: W. Vickery Stoughton
                                     Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer