Point of Care Testing

Point of care testing includes medical diagnostic tests that can be done at the time and place of patient care instead of being sent to a medical laboratory.

FDA Warns Troponin Tests Impacted by Biotin Dietary Supplement
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | November 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
November 5, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating its November 2017 safety communication to...
Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty
News | Point of Care Testing | August 05, 2019
August 5, 2019 — A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an...
Florida Medical Center First in State to Offer High Sensitive STAT Blood Test
News | Blood Testing | September 07, 2017
September 7, 2017 — In July, The Heart Institute at Florida Medical Center became the first hospital in the state of...
Siemens Healthineers to Acquire Epocal from Alere
News | Point of Care Testing | July 26, 2017
July 26, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epocal Inc., a subsidiary of...
Alere point of care POC testing for INR
News | Point of Care Testing | July 17, 2017 | Dave Fornell
July 17, 2017 — Despite issues with point-of-care INR testing company Alere Inc., Abbott announced this week it is once...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 07, 2017
Chi-Ming Chow, M.D., MSc, FRCPC, FACC, FASE, attending staff cardiologist, St. Michael's Hospital, and associate...
Siemens Xprecia Stride anticoagulation, coagulation PT/INR or INR testing at the point of care (POC)

Point-of-care coagulation PT/INR testing with handheld devices can help improve outcomes with more convenient and frequent measurements to keep patients within the therapeutic range of anticoagulant agents.

Feature | Point of Care Testing | May 05, 2017 | Nicholas C. Vanderslice, Ph.D., and Arnol S. Rios
Point-of-care (POC) coagulation analyzers that measure prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) on...
PTS Diagnostics, FDA 510k clearance, extended HDL range, lipid panel test strips
News | Blood Testing | April 05, 2017
April 5, 2017 — PTS Diagnostics announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an expanded top...
HyperMed Imaging, HyperView portable tissue oxygenation measurement system, FDA clearance
Technology | Point of Care Testing | January 27, 2017
January 27, 2017 — HyperMed Imaging Inc. announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...
Suntech Medical, Oscar 2 ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system, ABPM, Patient Diary App, SphygmoCor Inside
Technology | Blood Pressure Monitor | January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017 — The new SunTech Oscar 2 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system (ABPM) is now available...
GE Healthcare, Vscan Extend, app-based ultrasound, dual-probe, RSNA 2017
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017 — GE Healthcare unveiled its new generation of pocket-sized, dual-probe ultrasound, the Vscan Extend....
News | Atrial Fibrillation | January 04, 2017
January 4, 2017 — A smartphone application made it possible to use the iPhone camera to detect atrial fibrillation via...

The Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer delivers fast, reliable prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) testing for point-of-care monitoring and management of oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist. It is the latest INR testing system to enter the market in late 2016. Read the article “Siemens Receives FDA Clearance of Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer.”
 

 

Feature | Point of Care Testing | December 30, 2016 | Ravi Chawat
Point of care testing devices are gaining widespread approval for prompt medical diagnoses, especially in cardiology...
INRatio, Alere, Abbott, I and R testing, INR testing
Feature | Point of Care Testing | December 07, 2016
December 7, 2016 — Abbott has filed a complaint to terminate its proposed acquisition of Alere based on the substantial...
Videos | TCT | November 18, 2016
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a video tour of some of the most innovative new interventional cardiology technologies...