point of care testing

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point of care test·ing

(poynt kār test'ing)
Performance of clinical laboratory testing at the site of patient care rather than in a laboratory, and often by nonlaboratorians.
Synonym(s): bedside testing.
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Blood glucose monitors are used in diabetes and insulin management programs in intensive care units, emergency departments, operating rooms, and other settings in which active monitoring of critically ill patients through bedside testing is vital to getting them the treatment they need.
In this report, the POC market is segmented into three primary categories, including hospital bedside testing products, home and self-testing products, and physician's office lab products.
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With more than 22,000 customers in more than 100 countries, Abbott's diagnostic products offer customers automation, convenience, bedside testing, cost effectiveness, and flexibility.
They require only simple bedside testing of some functions of the brain stem - the stalk which connects the spinal cord to the cerebellum (the "little brain") and to the major part of the brain (the massive cerebral hemispheres).
For initial assessment, 199 patients were randomly assigned to receive bedside testing and 199 were assigned to receive V/Q scanning.
New capabilities could include wireless bedside testing with patient sensors connected to analyzers in the laboratory and making results available instantaneously in the electronic patient record.
Therefore, the sF bedside test was performed only at admission, and we cannot exclude increased sensitivity of sF bedside testing when serial measurements are performed.
Diagnosis and treatment possibilities are discussed, with a review of the literature and an emphasis on bedside testing.
The report segments the market into three primary areas: hospital bedside testing products; home and self-testing products; and physician's office lab products.
Over time, many descriptive names have been applied to POCT, including bedside testing, near-patient testing, physician office-based testing, decentralized testing, off-site testing, ancillary/ alternative site testing, and testing performed by non-laboratory trained personnel.
Point-of-care testing, or bedside testing, has become increasingly popular in hospitals and medical clinics.