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To ensure clinicians can rely on point-of-care testing results, we assessed agreement between point-of-care tests for creatinine, urea, sodium, potassium, calcium, Hb, INR, CRP and subsequent correspo...
Data on the true prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the general population is essential. We evaluated a program implementing free universal HCV screening using a non-invasive point-of-...
Early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease by identifying markers is important to improve the health of our citizens and simultaneously reduce the cost of health care. Therefore, there is...
HIV viral load testing is the standard of care for monitoring antiretroviral therapy. In resource-limited settings such as Kenya, access to HIV viral load monitoring is suboptimal due to reliance on c...
The investigators prospectively want to compare 3 clinical tests for measuring blood troponin levels in patients presenting to the emergency room with thoracic pain probably related to a m...
To determine whether point of care (POC) International Normalized Ratio (INR) test results correlate with plasma INR measures in hemodialysis patients.
To establish the performance characteristics of the Samsung LABGEO IVD-A20 CHF Test in intended use settings, by comparing test results of the A20 CHF Test with results obtained from an FD...
This study is to evaluate the INR levels in patients taking phenprocoumon using the LumiraDx Point of Care INR test and comparing the results to the laboratory reference method , the ACL E...
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial lung infection leaving 3.6 million people undiagnosed each year. Thirty percent of infected people do not receive treatment due to failure to ...
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.)
The process of gaining approval by a government regulatory agency for DIAGNOSTIC REAGENTS AND TEST KITS. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance.
A vocabulary database of universal identifiers for laboratory and clinical test results. Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange and pooling of results for clinical care, outcomes management, and research. It is produced by the Regenstrief Institute. (LOINC and RELMA [Internet]. Indianapolis: The Regenstrief Institute; c1995-2001 [cited 2002 Apr 2]. Available from http://www.regenstrief.org/loinc)
Unequal curvature of the refractive surfaces of the eye. Thus a point source of light cannot be brought to a point focus on the retina but is spread over a more or less diffuse area. This results from the radius of curvature in one plane being longer or shorter than the radius at right angles to it. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Positive test results in subjects who do not possess the attribute for which the test is conducted. The labeling of healthy persons as diseased when screening in the detection of disease. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)