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Advances in electronics, microfluidics and nanotechnology have made possible to create portable and equipment easy to use at the patient’s Point of care. This trend had started some decades ago, but only recently it achieved reliability performance levels comparable to those of central laboratories in some areas. These technologies are known worldwide with the acronym POCT, “Point of Care Testing”. Although it greatly contributes to improve timely results delivery and to potentially enhance clinical outcomes, it also involves an equally great challenge: to prevent risking the quality and safety of the patient. This may occur in cases where a health professional using these technologies, due to his/her particular training, may overlook the specific pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical variables involved in support diagnostics. As a consequence, current international prudent practices indicate that this technology is to be implemented based on a formal and organized POCT Program.
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This Service is addressed to hospitalized patients attended in the general hospitalization and intensive care services, the emergency surgery service and delivery room, as well as in the outpatient setting: the pneumology service and the anticoagulation clinic.
Fundación Valle del Lili’s Point of Care Testing Program (POCT) features the following characteristics:
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