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The Increase of Point of Care Testing

Over the years we have seen healthcare institutes become increasingly complex. Stressful environments, limited resources and constrained budgets are among many reasons as to why this is happening, and with a higher demand than ever for quality care, there are countless medical facilities adopting point or care testing (POCT).

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POCT is defined as medical diagnostic testing which takes place at or near the point of care. By implementing these new processes, healthcare professionals are able to bring the test conveniently and immediately to the patient allowing instant clinical management decisions to be made.

Advantages of using POCT are infinite. They include acceleration of patient decision making, improvement of efficiencies, reduction of potential errors and staff burdens and alleviation of pressure on lab technicians.

While POCT is no longer in its infancy, there are still a lot of developments taking place to broaden the amount of tests that are able to be carried out. Additionally there are also developments taking place to improve point of care testing devices.

In a previous news story we spoke about the developments of healthcare and medical devices and how, arguably, modern healthcare would be impossible without the versatility of today’s plastics.

Medical device manufacturing, including POCT devices, is something we have a lot of experience in.

Being one of our primary market sectors, we can offer a wide range of services to the medical industry including an ISO class 8 cleanroom.

You can read more about our experience with medical device manufacturing on our medical case study page.

Megan Carr

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