General Lab Medicine

POINT OF CARE TESTING (MLS)

Learning Lab for Medical Laboratory Scientists

Author information
Ping Wang, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Dr Wang disclosed no conflict of interest

Learning objectives:

  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of POCT
  • Describe the roles of the POCT supervisor, director, coordinator, and operators
  • List common POCT analytes
  • Describe POCT regulations and oversight
  • Describe POCT quality management
  • Describe data management and connectivity of POCT methods
  • Describe POCT technology and instrumentation
  • Describe clinical applications of POCT
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