We chose to measure the effect of laboratory testing on the final CVDL process outcome, patient wait time.
These outcomes, however, could not have been achieved without integrating POCT into clinical management on the CVDL unit.
We obtained POCT results that allowed the CVDL staff to triage their patients based on pathways developed previously from central laboratory testing without modification.
This site will be connected by pneumatic tube to the CVDL unit within a few months.
The final choice selected for our institution was to maintain the TAS analyzer in CVDL and to utilize the pneumatic tube system to transport plasma samples to the central chemistry laboratory for electrolytes and renal tests.
The RF front end is used for frequency conversion from the signal RF to the CVDL IF (typically in the 30 to 150 MHz range).
Investigations are underway to extend the CVDL concept into a multiple false target generator.
A CVDL based multiple false target generator could be made to mimic a wide variety of scenarios by putting the laser diode intensity under computer control.
Using AO techniques, CVDL based simulators with bandwidths up to 80 MHz are available at user specified frequencies.
Recent advances in photonic technologies have led to the development of CVDLs that provide long, adjustable delays for RF signals.