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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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.
Protection service technician electroradiology CT scanner, ultrasound, mammography, X-ray equipment including X-ray devices for bedside testing pm.
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.
All patients underwent both local laboratory testing and bedside testing, but treating physicians used only local CK-MB results in making management decisions.
Over time, many descriptive names have been applied to POCT, including bedside testing, near-patient testing, physician office-based testing, decentralized testing, off-site testing, ancillary/ alternative site testing, and testing performed by non-laboratory trained personnel.