near patient testing


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near patient testing

The preferred UK term for point-of-care testing, which consists of imaging, blood and other tests in or adjacent to clinical areas, to reduce patient movement around the health centre/hospital. Disadvantages include training of nursing staff, as well as calibration and maintenance of small machines vs. the economies of scale of central laboratories.
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