POCT


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AcronymDefinition
POCTPoint of Care Testing
POCTPoint-Of-Care Technology
POCTPoetry from Other Cultures and Traditions
POCTProof of Concept Trials
POCTPort Orchard Community Theater
POCTPrimary Ovarian Carcinoid Tumor (cancer)
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Perceived barriers to implementing POCT have been attributed to accountability factors such as quality control, adequate staff training, and oversight for accreditation purposes.
POCTs are rapid diagnostic tests carried out next to the patient, providing results much faster than conventional laboratory tests.
The "situations" best suited to POCT will be explored in detail during the 68th AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo this summer.
Technavio's analysts forecast the POCT market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 4.
The methods of POCT include meters or monitors and strips.
A complete POCT program includes organization, supervision, written procedures, operator training and competency, instrument evaluation, quality control, proficiency testing, and appropriate recording of result and notification, all with the necessary documentation.
With the technical advances making POCT more accurate, less expensive, and simpler to use, POCT may be the way of the future in streamlining and improving laboratory services.
There was great variation across clinics, in terms of suitable space for POCT testing; all sites required some renovation that ranged from installing a bench and security gate, to erecting pre-fabricated structures.
The company considers it is well-positioned to expand its business for rural, POCT and food safety lab solutions.
Redmond added, "The reason for the shift from central laboratory to POCT and steady growth in the type and number of POC tests performed have been stimulated by various factors such as increased competency of test results, reduced costs, better access for patients and a general reduction in patient time spent with healthcare providers.
POCTs do not require sample processing or refrigeration, and have a shelf life of 6 months or more.
POCT enables clinicians to have access to key information at the time of the consultation, which helps them detect risk parameters early.