Point-of-care tests for infection control: should rapid testing be in the laboratory or at the front line?

@article{Moore2013PointofcareTF,
  title={Point-of-care tests for infection control: should rapid testing be in the laboratory or at the front line?},
  author={Catherine Moore},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
BACKGROUND A point-of-care test (POCT) offers a rapid result to manage a patient immediately. The presumed simplicity of such tests belies observed variation between personnel in performing and interpreting results when not appropriately trained. The number of point-of-care devices being developed for the diagnosis of infectious diseases is increasing; by understanding the limitations associated with their use, such tests for infection control purposes may be possible. AIM To review the… CONTINUE READING
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