26 Nov 2018
Point of Care Testing can support Clinical Trials by delivering vital lab test results in minutes. Not only does this reduce the pressure on central laboratory services, it can also help in the recruitment and retention of patients. Point of Care Testing (POCT) systems enable each Trial site to perform testing at or near the patient’s location using identical instrumentation. A POCT result is often available in less than five minutes, and almost all POCT results are obtained in less than 30 minutes. This allows patient treatment decisions to be made based on the result as defined in the clinical protocol without requiring follow up several hours or days after the sample was obtained. Should there be a problem with the sample, this is also reported immediately allowing the collection of a repeat sample and avoiding loss of the data point.To find out more about our exciting new diagnostic partnerships, why not stop by stand C33 at Partnerships in Clinical Trials, Barcelona 27th -29th November.