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.

UK Blood Clots Teststing Wafarin Self Monitoring
News | April 29, 2013
April 29, 2013 — A simple self-monitoring test could reduce the risk of stroke by half in thousands of people in the...
News | April 15, 2013
April 15, 2013 —  Nanomix Inc. has initiated clinical testing in the United States to evaluate the Omega-3 Cardiac...
Cardea Associates CardeaScreen ECGs Point-of-Care Testing Athletes
Technology | February 27, 2013
February 27, 2013 — Cardea Associates announced the launch of its new electrocardiographic (ECG) device, CardeaScreen....
Abbot Vascualr Architect Stat Blood Testing Point-of-Care Testing
News | January 29, 2013
January 29, 2013 — An estimated 17 million people throughout the world die annually of cardiovascular diseases,...
CoaguChek XS Plus System Point of Care Testing Blood Testing
Technology | October 08, 2012
October 8, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (...
News | September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care...
News | July 16, 2012
July 16, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of...

Alere's INRatio PT/INR monitoring system with test strip inserted.

Feature | July 12, 2012 | Marianne Pop, Pharm.D., BCPS
Anticoagulants, primarily warfarin, are used to prevent thrombosis and thromboembolism in patients with atrial...
News | May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care...
Technology | January 12, 2012
  January 12, 2012 – Masimo announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and full market...
Technology | March 29, 2011
March 29, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared a wireless point-of-care testing system that...
News | March 10, 2011
March 10, 2011 – New guidelines have been published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery that include point-of-care...
News | February 07, 2011
February 7, 2011 – Final testing for a point-of-care blood analyzer will begin at four hospitals in North America. The...

The smallest point-of-care ultrasound platform available is the Vscan, released earlier this year by GE Healthcare. The device is about the size of a personal digital assistant (PDA) device.

Feature | December 13, 2010 | Andrew Zawadowski, M.D., FRCPC, FACC, FESC, FAHA
In the same fashion that the echocardiogram helped transform the cardiac exam, recent developments in the field of...
News | November 17, 2010
November 17, 2010 - Results from the GRAVITAS Trial found that doubling the maintenance dose of clopidogrel (Plavix)...