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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For example, a large, retrospective cross-sectional study of diabetic patients found that the availability of POCT not only lowers HbAlc in the short term (<1.
The POCT track also will examine mobile health's role in delivering care outside the hospital, broaching the implementation of mHealth concepts and their potential impact on patient care and outcomes.
To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales of POCT diagnostic devices, including instruments and consumables
The report covers the current scenario and the growth prospects of the POCT market in the US for the period of 2015-2019.
Excluded events included POCT performed by physicians and testing performed on POCT instruments in the laboratory.
POCT has both convenience and speed, but critical point-of-care values may not be accurate as tests performed in the clinical laboratory.
Shivkumar and her colleagues found blood-based POCTs (using serum, plasma, or whole blood) to be the most accurate of the tests evaluated in the included studies, showing 98.
The aim of the study was to explore the feasibility of POCT Hb and microalbumin in people with T2DM attending routine outpatient clinic appointments (OPC).
One of the major advantages of POCT is that it provides much faster access to test results, allowing for more rapid clinical decision making and more-appropriate treatments and interventions.
The first involved analysis of quantitative data collected to measure change in clinical decisions associated with POCT use.
The trend toward more POCT has been driven by the quick diagnostic benefits these instruments offer, in addition to the nationwide effort to improve patient care and time to treatment.