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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The Point-of-Care testing devices have now found applications in a large number of medical conditions.
RediClinic Express delivers an enhanced assessment with integrated medical devices and point-of-care testing, distinguishing the solution from other virtual offerings.
FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), point-of-care testing of C-reactive protein (CRP) to guide antibiotic prescribing can reduce antibiotic use, according to a study published in the July 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Point-of-care testing (POCT) for glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) enables the clinician to make immediate management decisions based on glycaemic control that the patient has achieved over the preceding 3 months.
(1-8) Point-of-care testing (POCT) enables decisions and appropriate actions to be taken at the delivery point of care and expedites treatments and patient satisfaction.
Point-of-care testing (POCT)--also referred to as "near patient, bedside, and extra-laboratory testing" (1)--offers the rapid delivery of healthcare information as well.
Among the topics are point-of-care testing across rural and remote emergency departments in Australia: staff perceptions of operational impact, a systematic literature review on evaluating digital tools for authoring evidence-based clinical guidelines, understanding health professionals' informal learning in online social networks: a cross-sectional survey, socializing health burden through different network topologies: a simulation study, and unplanned return to hospital care: a linked data study.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said rapid point-of-care testing screens for influenza A and B strains and could provide results within 30 minutes.
-- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has rolled out an updated Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing certificate program.
(TSX Venture: VANC) (OTCQB: NUVPF) has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Canada-based point-of-care testing platform HealthTab Inc.
Imerlab will have the exclusive rights to negotiate with both private entities and public institutions for the placement and sale of the diagnostic test in clinical settings that require rapid point-of-care testing for HIV, not only in urban hospital and outpatient clinics, but also in parts of the country that have limited laboratory and testing resources.
13 -- HIV-related point-of-care testing can potentially play a major role in accelerating the pace of progress towards achieving the '90-90-90' targets of the UNAIDS (joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS).