There are several areas in a Clinical Trial that POCT can prove useful. At each stage, POC testing, and POC testing in conjunction with centralised laboratories, has multiple benefits to relying on centralised laboratories alone. These benefits include speed, portability, convenience, ease of use, standardised results between sites, and small sample size with optimum sample quality.
This article outlines the use of Point Of Care (POC) testing in Clinical Trials, including the policies and procedures involved and the benefits POC can bring to Studies worldwide.
Considerations for Laboratory Point of Care Testing in Clinical Trials.pdf