alternate site testing

alternate site testing

Lab testing in sites other than the traditional lab environment. Before considering alternate site testing, the appropriate parties should weigh the pros and cons, such as issues of implementation, quality control, regulatory, medicolegal, financial, personnel, etc.

alternate site testing

Lab medicine The performance of an array of tests in sites other than a traditional lab environment. See Point-of-care testing.
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Comments: Report of break-out group discussion at CAP conference on alternate site testing.
Furthermore, alternate site testing (thigh and forearm) has lowered the perception of pain and in turn bolstered the development of the market.
TRUEresult provides such advanced features as no coding required; 7-, 14- and 30-day averaging; and four testing reminders as well as a weekday display, ketone test reminder and alternate site testing.
While the bid failed, they succeeded in writing into the bill language that facilitated other health care professionals performing alternate site testing.
We had heavy guns lobbying against us in 1992, and we managed to [save the licensure law from extinction], but in so doing, the alternate site testing language got in, and we still have not settled the issue," Mott explains.
manufacturer and marketer of blood glucose monitoring systems, today announced its TrueTrack Smart System(TM) has received FDA approval for alternate site testing.
Home Diagnostics was approved for alternate site testing capability for its most advanced blood glucose system, The TrueTrack Smart System(TM).
Earlier this year the Food and Drug Administration cleared Bayer's blood glucose meters for alternate site testing, offering patients more flexibility in diabetes management.
The future in POC coagulation monitors will include instruments that have expanding test menus and smaller sample sizes making them more suitable for alternate site testing," states Ms.
Alternate site testing, which allows patients the choice of finger-stick or forearm testing, is popular among Eckerd's diabetes customers.
In addition, the guidelines answer numerous questions that diabetes patients frequently have concerning alternate site testing so that they might become more confident in using the alternate option.
The blood glucose monitoring market is transitioning from traditional finger-stick testing to alternate site testing, providing people with diabetes a less painful option for their daily diabetes management," opines a spokesman for Amira Medical, which recently introduced AtLast, a glucose system that allows patients to draw blood from their forearm, upper arm or thigh instead of the fingers, which tend to be more sensitive.

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