A directory of point of care test (POCT) suppliers, and related POC test information. These diagnostic tests may be also be referred to as near patient testing (NPT).
Point of care testing has applications in secondary care, and many of these diagnostics are also relevant in primary care (community) settings, for example:
- GP Surgeries
- Community Pharmacies
- Health Centres
- Independent Sector
- Industrial Medical Centres
- Mobile Units
- Polyclinics – Diagnostic Centres
- Sexual Health Clinics/GUM Clinics
- Domiciliary Testing
Information about the use of these diagnostic tests has been taken from Lab Tests Online UK, a resource provided by clinical laboratory professionals to promote the understanding of tests used in diagnosis and treatment.
BIVDA has a series of IVD Technology Briefs providing more information about a range of diagnostics technologies, including point of care tests, outlining both cost and patient benefits.
If you are a BIVDA member and would like to submit a listing for the point of care tests suppliers directory, please contact the BIVDA office.