Point-of-care diagnostics (or point-of-care testing: POCT) refers to the use of portable and handheld devices to test patients for diseases and conditions in the same place as where they are receiving treatment (e.g. hospital ward, emergency room, intensive care, doctor’s practice) – thus ensuring medical professionals have important information immediately to hand.
POCT technology and devices are available for a huge rang of measurements and diagnoses, including blood glucose testing,
blood gas and electrolytes analysis, rapid coagulation testing, rapid cardiac markers diagnostics, drugs of abuse screening, urine strips testing, pregnancy testing, fecal occult blood analysis, food pathogens screening, hemoglobin diagnostics, infectious disease testing and cholesterol screening
Point-of-care diagnostics enable rapid decision making and greatly enhance the effectiveness of treatment centres. Unsurprisingly therefore, new POCT products are continually development. Get a detailed picture of this highly competitive market with the publications listed under Research and Markets’ Point-of-care diagnostics category. Our reports, books, and subscriptions will allow you to explore the key industry manufacturers and suppliers, the best-selling brands, new products and technologies and lots more of the latest market data.