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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Point-of-care testing is increasingly an integral part of patient healthcare in both developed and developing countries and BD is committed to expanding in this space.
The factors likely to fuel the growth of the market include on-going developments in analytical laboratory automation, swift progress in various fields of diagnosis such as point-of-care testing, molecular diagnosis, immunoassays, hematology, flow cytometry, microbiology and finally, the geographical market expansion within emerging countries.
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A review of patients seen in the Health Sciences Centre's emergency department found that about 45% of all patients have some blood work done and 17% of all patients meet the criteria for the point-of-care testing device.
During the past few years, point-of-care testing (POCT) has grown at both adult and pediatric hospitals.
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HemoCue America , a global leader in advanced point-of-care testing (POCT) systems, announced on October 18, 2013 that the American Red Cross, the world's largest blood bank organization, has signed a five-year agreement on instruments and consumables for hemoglobin testing of blood donors.
Some physicians believe point-of-care testing enables real-time collection of laboratory data, permitting more rapid institution of therapy.