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Evaluation of a blood glucose device E-mail

Glucose meters are coming under renewed scrutiny - off-label use with critcally ill patients, infection issues, and new draft guidelines for tighter requirements for FDA clearance. We take a look at a current glucose meter to see if current performance is meeting today's goals - and possibly tomorrow's...

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Evaluation of 5 POC CRP tests E-mail

An analysis of 5 different point-of-care (POC) analyzers for C-Reactive Protein (CRP). Many years ago, assays were considered to be too imprecise to support their clinical use. Are the latest instruments any better?

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Field evaluation of POC lipid and glucose analyzers E-mail

A recent online publication combined a laboratory and field evaluation of two POC testing devices for lipids and glucose. Are we seeing good POC performance in real-world settings?

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Analytical Evaluation of a POC Blood Analysis System E-mail

A 2013 study evaluated the analytical performance of a POC blood analysis system. Are we seeing improvements in POC performance? Are there additional sources of error that need to be tracked when we evaluate POC devices?

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Three POC Glucose Devices for Neonatal ICU E-mail

As part of our continuing series of evaluations, we take a look at three point-of-care (POC) blood glucose analyzers. We use a paper that evaluates them for use in a specific critical setting: a neonatal intensive care unit. 

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