Practical Challenges of Point-of-Care Testing.
Clinics in laboratory medicine
The practical challenges of point-of-care testing (POCT) include analytical performance and quality compared with testing performed in a central laboratory and higher cost per test compared with laboratory-based tests. These challenges can be addressed with new test technology, consensus, and practice guidelines for the use of POCT, instituting a quality management system and data connectivity in the POCT setting, and studies that demonstrate evidence of clinical and economic value of POCT.
Ortiz DA, Loeffelholz MJ. Practical challenges of point-of-care testing. Clin Lab Med. 2023 Jun;43(2):155-165. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2023.02.002. PMID: 37169439.