Point of care testing in Critical Care Medicine: the clinician's view.

  title={Point of care testing in Critical Care Medicine: the clinician's view.},
  author={N E Drenck},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  volume={307 1-2},
  • N E Drenck
  • Published 2001 in
    Clinica chimica acta; international journal of…
During the later years, Critical Care Medicine (CCM) has seen a rise in the possibilities of performing biochemical analyses at the point of care, or even continuous monitoring of biochemical variables. In general, point of care testing (POCT) is advantageous, by decreasing Therapeutic Turnaround Time, number of errors, and by reduction of blood-volume lost for analyses. Though not much evidence exist to prove beneficial effects with respect to early diagnostic accuracy, decrease in length of… CONTINUE READING

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