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21 December 2011  Rachel Myers
Point of care testing: Roche helps Stepping Hill Hospital to meet vital data management and audit requirements
By Rachel Myers @ 16:53 :: 2401 Views

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust among first to achieve CPA accreditation for point of care testing (POCT)

Roche cobas® IT1000 POCT Data Manager helps Stepping Hill Hospital to meet vital data management and audit requirements

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20 December 2011  Rachel Myers
Liquid ready to use Cystatin C assay from Randox provides a more sensitive marker of GFR compared to Creatinine
By Rachel Myers @ 16:49 :: 2155 Views

The liquid ready to use Cystatin C assay from Randox provides a good indicator of Glomerular Filtration Rate (GRF). As a more sensitive maker of renal dysfunction, Cystatin C offers several advantages over traditional creatinine assays.

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06 December 2011  Rachel Myers
New molecular diagnostic test from Randox enables rapid, appropriate selection of Colorectal cancer patients for anti-EGFR therapy.
By Rachel Myers @ 17:01 :: 2108 Views

Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide1. Metastatic disease accounts for 40-50% of newly diagnosed patients and is associated with high morbidity 1,2. Despite recent therapeutic advances, the prognosis for metastatic CRC (mCRC) remains poor. Early diagnosis and assignment of the most appropriate therapy pathway is therefore crucial. The KRAS/BRAF/PIK3CA Array from Randox allows the clinician to select appropriate patients for anti-EGFR therapy, maximising drug efficacy and minimising adverse side effects to the patient. 

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01 December 2011  Rachel Myers
St James Hospital, Dublin reaps time and workload benefits from a fully connected point of care solution
By Rachel Myers @ 12:28 :: 2264 Views

Roche total solution ensures smooth delivery, management and monitoring of blood glucose and blood gas testing

Point of care (POC) blood glucose and blood gas testing at St James Hospital, Dublin is managed centrally through the Roche cobas® IT 1000 point of care data management software. This has allowed significant time savings and more efficient workload management, and has helped the hospital to meet accreditation requirements for POC testing.

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