The Point of Care Testing Market

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Point of care (POC) tests are performed outside central laboratories and produce quick results. POC has been an important goal in IVD (in vitro diagnostics), and new developments have made achieving it possible. Point of care testing is transforming, thanks to innovations in smartphones, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, and wearable devices. For healthcare professionals, having an expedited diagnosis is of paramount concern. Point of care diagnostics will be part of a paradigm shift from curative medicine to predictive, personalize, and preemptive medicine.

POC testing has migrated from the hospital to different medical environments over the years. Thanks to the introduction of transportable, portable, and handheld instruments, point of care testing exists in the workplace, at home, within disaster care and, most recently, convenience clinics.

Point of care testing’s twin hallmarks are speed and efficiency. POC is done within the clinical management setting; testing is done in proximity to the patient, samples are analyzed, and results are determined and interpreted on-site, within the time span of an office visit. Reduced turnaround time streamlines the workflow, eliminating the need to re-familiarize physicians with the case.

Advantages of Point of Care Testing