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Point-of-care (POC) international normalized ratio (INR) values above an institutional cutoff are confirmed in the laboratory using a gold standard venous specimen. This can be problematic in a pediatric setting.
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Name: International journal of laboratory hematology
Effective point-of-care testing (POCT) is reliant on optimal specimen collection, quality assured testing, and expedited return of results. Many of the POCT are designed to be used with fingerstick ca...
Our aim was to verify if procalcitonin (PCT) measurements using the new point-of-care testing i-CHROMATM are interchangeable with those of Liaison XL.
Automated point-of-care molecular assays have greatly shortened the turnaround time of respiratory virus testing. One of the major bottlenecks now lies at the step of the specimen collection especiall...
Current chemistry analyzers measure ion concentration using ion- selective electrodes; however, may differ in the specific technology at the bedside versus the central laboratory. Instruments utilized...
In this brief overview, I emphasize the importance of the specimen-reception department in the running and flow of a laboratory. Also, I outline the problems and the challenges it faces, which are alm...
The purpose of this study is determine the agreement of point of care (POC) clotting tests (INR and aPTT) by the POC device by Hemochron Jr versus standard laboratory clotting tests (INR a...
To determine whether point of care (POC) International Normalized Ratio (INR) test results correlate with plasma INR measures in hemodialysis patients.
Investigate the validity of Hemosense System in pediatric patients on anticoagulation therapy.
Measurement of iron is important for identifying both low and high iron levels in the body. Measuring a protein in the blood called ferritin is currently the easiest way to determine a pat...
This multi-center study is designed to evaluate the ability of intended lay users (patients on oral anticoagulation therapy, OAT, or their caregivers) to 1) operate the INRatio Prothrombin...
System established by the World Health Organization and the International Committee on Thrombosis and Hemostasis for monitoring and reporting blood coagulation tests. Under this system, results are standardized using the International Sensitivity Index for the particular test reagent/instrument combination used.
Laboratory and other services provided to patients at the bedside. These include diagnostic and laboratory testing using automated information entry.
Microscopy in which the object is examined directly by an electron beam scanning the specimen point-by-point. The image is constructed by detecting the products of specimen interactions that are projected above the plane of the sample, such as backscattered electrons. Although SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY also scans the specimen point by point with the electron beam, the image is constructed by detecting the electrons, or their interaction products that are transmitted through the sample plane, so that is a form of TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY.
A type of TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY in which the object is examined directly by an extremely narrow electron beam scanning the specimen point-by-point and using the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen to create the image. It should not be confused with SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY.
Allows patient diagnoses in the physician’s office, in other ambulatory setting or at bedside. The results of care are timely, and allow rapid treatment to the patient. (from NIH Fact Sheet Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing, 2010.)
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...