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Performance of a POC Chemistry Analyzer E-mail

Small point-of-care chemistry analyzers continue to enter the market. Is the latest model an acceptable substitute for core lab quality results?

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Evaluation of 3 Glucose monitoring systems E-mail

With all the controversy raging over the FDA Draft Guidelines for new glucose meters, let's remind ourselves of the performance that we see currently on the market. In this example, we'll evaluate three different glucose monitoring systems and see if they meet today's goals and possibly tomorrow's tighter goals...

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Evaluation of 4 POC instruments E-mail

An analysis of 4 different point-of-care (POC) analyzers and one POC device for HbA1c, based on a study published in 2012. The focus of the study was to find practical POC devices that could support faster decision making for the country's large HIV population. The question is, do any POC devices provide adequate quality for that type of clinical care?

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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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