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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"m-PIMA HIV-1/2 VL is the only truly portable molecular point-of-care test designed specifically for use in resource-limited settings such as in sub-Saharan Africa," said Damian Halloran, vice president, Infectious Disease--Emerging Markets, Rapid Diagnostics, Abbott.
In December 2017, Chembio announced an 18-month agreement with AstraZeneca, under which Chembio will receive up to $2.9M in funding from AstraZeneca, subject to satisfying certain milestones, to develop a quantitative reader-based point-of-care test utilizing Chembio's patented DPP platform.
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. If the patient agreed to venipuncture, an emergency department laboratory phlebotomist took a second sample to be used for confirmatory testing, done using the standard HIV antibody (ELISA) and/or Western blot method of HIV detection for all positive point-of-care results.
The CRD point-of-care test was developed by researchers at Ohio State and Nationwide Children's Hospital, also in Columbus, in an effort to reduce morbidity among expecting mothers and their unborn children.
Investigators tried to determine the earliest day of gestation at which relaxin--the only pregnancy-specific hormone reported in cats - could be detected in pregnant queens by using a commercially available point-of-care test designed for use in dogs ("Use of a commercially available relaxin test for detection of pregnancy in cats," Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2010).
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.
We thank John Heinrich for facilitating the use of an accurate point-of-care test of active H.
Adenovirus is a rapid point-of-care test for direct detection of the virus that can cause conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, or gastrointestinal disease.
Abbott announced that the FDA has cleared the Afinion HbA1c Dx assay for use with the Afinion AS100 Analyzer, a point-of-care test to help diagnose diabetes mellitus and assess patients' risk of developing the disease.
Chembio has developed a patented point-of-care test platform technology, the Dual Path Platform technology, which has significant advantages over lateral-flow technologies.