As a medical technologist, I once argued about the reliability of POCT
in chemistry testing.
"We need to determine how best to maintain the positive effects of CRP POCT
over the longer term.
To provide data from SA on the efficacy of using HbA1c POCT
in a diabetes clinic, and to determine whether there was a positive correlation between POCT
HbA1c readings and formal laboratory HbA1c readings.
This article discusses the creation, governance, and implementation of a comprehensive POCT
program, in a greenfield hospital as they relate to our experience creating Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) in the United Arab Emirates.
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.).
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.
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.