Diagnostic testing can be performed in a laboratory or at the point-of-care. At HemoCue®, we are convinced that both are needed in order to provide modern preventive healthcare. As a leading innovator of point-of-care tests, we want to share our expertise. Here, you will find news, analyses and discussions about point-of-care testing.
How will you benefit from diagnostic testing at the point-of-care?
Point-of-care testing is a convenient complement to the central laboratory. The concept is nothing new, but the quality and accuracy has been greatly improved during the last few decades. Today, there are point-of-care tests that offers laboratory accurate results (HemoCue®). This makes it possible to diagnose and treat health conditions sooner. Except for the obvious patient benefits, this can improve turnaround time and generate cost benefits for any healthcare setting – hospitals, primary care, blood centers and aid organizations.
Naturally, your patients are your top priority. They trust your competence and your commitment helping them recover or stay healthy. Reliable point-of-care testing improves your possibilities to help your patients at the first visit. This contributes to a more trusting relationship, which can improve patient satisfaction.
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Improved turnaround time
Reliable point-of-care testing can improve your turnaround time, potentially eliminating problems with overcrowding. Laboratory accurate test results make it possible to diagnose and treat the patient immediately, contributing to a quicker recovery. Being able to discharge one patient will leave room for another one in need of care.
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The cost benefit of point-of-care testing may differ from case to case. On one hand, point-of-care testing allows quicker turnaround without compromising the quality and accuracy of the test results, less time and resources are spent on administration and callbacks. On the other hand, there are start-up and operational costs to point-of-care testing.
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In a hospital, diagnostic analysis is performed in many places, and under various circumstances. On the one hand, there is the central lab with its sophisticated laboratory instruments and trained medical lab assistants. On the other, there are point-of-care medical devices being operated by healthcare professionals without extensive laboratory training. Diagnostic connectivity reduces the risk of human error and makes it easier for the central laboratory to manage all test results delivered within the hospital.
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