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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Implementation, management and continuous quality improvement of point of care testing in an academic healthcare setting.
Risk management for point of care testing. J Inter Fed Clin Chem Lab Med.
Advance Market Analytics released a comprehensive study of 200+ pages on 'Point of Care Testing' market with detailed insights on growth factors and strategies.
Manufacturers are capitalizing on the increasing ubiquity of smartphones by introducing next-generation pregnancy point of care testing devices that can be connected to smartphone applications, finds Fact.MR.
Point of care testing is already available in country hospitals for acute illnesses, with this trial focusing on chronic disease testing.
(3.) College of American Pathologists Point of Care Testing Committee 2010-2011.
Its strange to recall that many clinical chemists were antipathetic to the idea of point of care testing (POCT) when it first became feasible, seeing it as retrogressive and a step back into ward side-room testing, a barrier to the advances of clinical laboratory science, and a threat to their own livelihoods.
[USPRwire, Thu Jul 04 2019] Fact.MR has actively investigated the global market for pregnancy point of care testing which is estimated to foresee incremental growth in the coming years.
Summary: The global market for pregnancy point of care testing market is likely to envisage incremental growth at a healthy 4.5% CAGR during the forecast period 2018-2028.
"Combined with Abbott's existing point of care business and its leading hand-held platform, i-STAT, we now have the broadest point of care testing portfolio to help improve care for patients in more parts of the world."
* The American Society for Clinical Pathology annual conference in Chicago offered provocative educational sessions September 18-21--and the editor of MLO was pleased to attend four extremely interesting ones: "Shifts in Pathology Informatics," moderated by Mark Tuthill, MD, FASCP, Division Head for Pathology Informatics at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit (plenary session); "Your Patients at Risk: Infection Transmission Associated with Point of Care Testing and the Laboratory's Role to Eliminate Risk," presented by Sharon Markham Geaghan, MD; "Without Informatics, Lab Quality Falls Short," presented by Raymond D.