point of care testing

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point of care test·ing

(poynt kār test'ing)
Performance of clinical laboratory testing at the site of patient care rather than in a laboratory, and often by nonlaboratorians.
Synonym(s): bedside testing.
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We need to incorporate point-of-care-testing or bedside testing which entails that all blood and radiological testing services should be provided within walking distance of the patient's bed in the emergency department.
Wolf said their diagnostic systems had and assay to rapidly detect critical conditions such as Acute Myocardial Infarction (cardio vascular disease) as also systems for routine screening, and diagnosis and systems for bedside testing that could be carried out by doctors and nurses and integrated into the main laboratory.
Keywords: Pulmonary embolism, ultrasonography, diagnostic ultrasound, emergency departments, bedside testing
Blood glucose monitors are used in diabetes and insulin management programs in intensive care units, emergency departments, operating rooms, and other settings in which active monitoring of critically ill patients through bedside testing is vital to getting them the treatment they need.
By having a trained person in the department at all times, we were able to decrease the incidence of specimen rejection, decrease laboratory result turnaround time, and improve bedside testing. In addition, by obtaining a select set of collection tubes from all patients on initial phlebotomy, we were able to quickly respond to the majority of requests for additional laboratory tests without repeat phlebotomy.
This may be due to continued use of older bedside testing methods in lieu of radiography (Metheny et al., 2007).
They require only simple bedside testing of some functions of the brain stem - the stalk which connects the spinal cord to the cerebellum (the "little brain") and to the major part of the brain (the massive cerebral hemispheres).
The i-STAT 1 Wireless is the latest offering from Abbott Point of Care, a market leader in bedside testing.
For initial assessment, 199 patients were randomly assigned to receive bedside testing and 199 were assigned to receive V/Q scanning.
New capabilities could include wireless bedside testing with patient sensors connected to analyzers in the laboratory and making results available instantaneously in the electronic patient record.
Therefore, the sF bedside test was performed only at admission, and we cannot exclude increased sensitivity of sF bedside testing when serial measurements are performed.