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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Speaking ahead of todays Queensland Flu Summit in Brisbane, Health Minister Cameron Dick said $600,000 would be allocated for rapid point-of-care testing and $700,000 for automated blood culture machines.
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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.
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