point-of-care testing

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point-of-care testing

Lab medicine The analysis of clinical specimens as close as possible to the Pt, including bedside, ward–unit, or 'stat' regional response labs that service specified areas–eg, the ER or ICU

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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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.
This First-of-its-Kind, Point-of-Care Test Can Detect Preeclampsia in the First Trimester; Addresses the Global Medical Problem Affecting Pregnant Women and Their Babies
Baltimore-based Ameritox sued Millennium Laboratories in April 2011, citing unfair competition for Millennium's practice of providing physicians with free point-of-care test cups in order to secure their business.
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.
June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HemoCue AB, an international company in the field of point-of-care testing and a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated , today announced that it has signed an agreement with MEC Dynamics Corp (MEC) for the exclusive distribution of the Avie(TM) A1c point-of-care test in the United States and Europe.
The test is intended for use as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of infection with HIV-1 and HIV-2.