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.

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 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...

News | November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010 – A new tool for personalized preventative medicine was introduced at the American Heart...

News | July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010 – For patients suffering from a heart attack, every minute counts, yet the average time from...

News | November 20, 2009

November 18, 2009 – Three platelet function tests identified patients who will have blood cells that remain...

News | November 18, 2009

November 17, 2009 – Scientists have created a one-step, point-of-care diagnostic test based on a silicon...

News | September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009 – Patients’ response to anti-platelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (...

Technology | April 21, 2009

April 21, 2009 - Polymer Technology Systems Inc. (PTS) today introduced CardioChek Link software to interface the...

News | March 27, 2009

March 27, 2009 - Based on study results, researchers at Mayo Clinic say that a simple, noninvasive finger sensor...

News | March 25, 2009

March 25, 2009 - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics’ C-reactive protein (hsCRP) test is cleared by the FDA for...

News | March 11, 2009

March 11, 2009 - The VAP Cholesterol Test from Atherotech Inc. is now available with apolipoprotein A (...

News | March 11, 2009

March 11, 2009 – The use of common screening tests, such as the ankle brachial index (ABI), along with traditional...

Technology | February 18, 2009

February 19, 2009 - Molecular diagnostic company TrimGen Corp. has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market...

News | February 13, 2009

February 13, 2009 - Roche Diagnostics has agreed to fund two new projects aimed at strengthening the...

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