Point of Care Testing
Point-of-Care testing (POCT) is defined as medical testing at or near the site of patient care. The driving notion behind POCT is to bring the test conveniently and immediately to the patient. This increases the likelihood that the patient, physician, and care team will receive the results quicker, which allows for immediate clinical management decisions to be made.
POC "blood" Testing includes:
lipids, glycated hemoglobin, oxidative stress, homocysteine, hsCRP, Lp(a), uric acid, blood glucose, ... as well as Hb, coagulation, drugs of abuse, etc.
POCT is often accomplished through the use of transportable, portable and handheld instruments and test kits.
POCT has become established worldwide and finds vital roles in public health.
It is nowadays considered as the normal standard in care.
Potential operational benefits of POCT: more rapid decision making and triage, patient motivation and self awareness, reduce number of medical consultations, ensure optimal use of professional time ...
Allergy Diabetes Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome Direct non-fasting LDL & Lipoprotein(a) Lipid Management Lipids & Cholesterol Analysers Oxidative Stress & Free Radicals Uric Acid