Point-of-care testing

Point-of-care (POC, or bedside) testing is a rapid and low-tech form of biomarker testing that can be performed in the clinic or ward.

From focus group discussions with UK A&E and critical care nurses, Bench revealed that ‘nurses are the biggest users of POCT in critical care’

POCT: Understanding sources of error (read article at healthcare-in-europe.com)


How do POCT systems fit in with the hospital quality systems?

How is training delivered to non-laboratory staff?

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