POCT


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POCT

Point of care testing, see there.

point-of-care testing

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POCT

A clinical laboratory measurement made at the bedside, in the clinic, or in a satellite lab, rather than at a centralized laboratory. POCT is designed to improve the turnaround time and usefulness of lab testing. Examples of POCT are nitrazine strips for measuring vaginal pH, refractometers for measuring urine specific gravity, glucometers for measuring blood sugar, and immunoassays for measuring the creatine phosphokinase isoenzymes, myoglobin, and troponin I.
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As a medical technologist, I once argued about the reliability of POCT in chemistry testing.
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The importance of point of care testing (POCT), defined as "medical diagnostic testing performed outside the clinical laboratory in close proximity to where the patient is receiving care," can be found in the potential to address the diagnostic needs of those who do not reside near urban-based clinical care services (Nova Scotia Health Authority, n.d.).
POCTs are rapid diagnostic tests carried out next to the patient, providing results much faster than conventional laboratory tests.
Noklus distributes EQA control materials for the POCT of CRP, glucose, and Hb in biannual surveys.
The "situations" best suited to POCT will be explored in detail during the 68th AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo this summer.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the point-of-care testing (POCT) market in Europe for the period 2015-2019.
Technavio's analysts forecast the POCT market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 5.88% over the period 2014-2019.
POCT has both convenience and speed, but critical point-of-care values may not be accurate as tests performed in the clinical laboratory.
There was great variation across clinics, in terms of suitable space for POCT testing; all sites required some renovation that ranged from installing a bench and security gate, to erecting pre-fabricated structures.