A Burnet Institute point-of-care test
for the early detection of sepsis is one of 13 pioneering medical research projects to benefit from the inaugural round of the Victorian Medical Research Fund.
A point-of-care test
using oral fluid for HIV diagnosis is very user-friendly, as giving oral samples is less invasive for the patient and sample collection has less biosafety hazards for the collector of sample.
If patients did not want the confirmatory testing (which requires venipuncture) and would not otherwise undergo routine blood tests as part of their regular medical care, they would still be offered the point-of-care test
19 July 2013 - US point-of-care test
developer TB Biosciences Inc said yesterday it had raised USD 1.
Tokyo, Japan, May 19, 2006 - (JCN) - Shionogi has concluded a sales agreement with Canadian company Response Medical for the sale of SHIONOSPOT BNP, a point-of-care test
reagent, and the SHIONOSPOT Reader in Japan.
Studies have shown that this point-of-care test
can help diabetic outpatients to stabilize glucose levels and to decrease the risk of diabetes complications.
17) The use of unauthorized point-of-care test
results in diagnosis and treatment does not comply with practice standards; accreditation requirements; or the security, confidentiality, authentication, integrity, and auditing requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
This document really gets to the critical issue behind implementing a point-of-care test
Full hybridization[4,5] of diagnostic testing cannot be achieved without "information capture" from devices and enterprise-wide assimilation of point-of-care test
results, including data from ex vivo and in vivo devices used in neonatology and critical care.
Although point-of-care test
sites are by definition remote from the central laboratory and are not staffed by laboratorians, lab personnel tend to be blamed for errors related to testing and test results.
Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") approved and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments Act of 1988) waived rapid point-of-care test
that can detect antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in 20 minutes, using oral fluid, finger-stick or venipuncture whole blood and plasma specimens.
A point-of-care test
panel that makes it easier for physicians to test PSA and other related markers and to track PSA velocity, or changes over time, will allow doctors and patients to make critical treatment decisions, increase the efficiency of the office visit, address patient anxiety and ultimately lead to better patient care and management of this disease.