Point of care“ testing (POCT), also known as bedside testing, involves any type of diagnostic test that isn’t done in the laboratory. More specifically, this type of testing is performed as close as possible to the patient, be it at their bedside or near them — hence the name “point of care”.
What is point-of-care testing?
Point-of-care (POC) or with-patient testing allows physicians and medical staff to accurately achieve real-time, lab-quality diagnostic results within minutes rather than hours. Through the use of portable blood analyzers, testing at the “point of care” streamlines the diagnostic process and helps ensure patients receive the most effective and efficient care when and where it is needed.
Advantages of Point of care testing for Nigerians?
- Testing at the “point of care” streamlines the diagnostic process and helps ensure patients receive the most effective and efficient care when and where it is needed.
- POC testing enables staff to make rapid triage and treatment decisions when diagnosing a patient’s condition or monitoring treatment response.
- It allows users to improve efficiencies and productivity; simplify processes and procedures.
What parameters can be tested using point of care testing?
Depending on the type of test performed, POCT can be used either by a civilian (for personal use) or inside a health facility.
Tests that can be carried out include urine analysis, blood analysis, ultrasound scanning, cardiac abnormalities detection, body examination.
AFHealthcare point of care testing
At AFHealthcare, our point of care testing takes control of your medical care, get your body examination tests carried out within minutes with proven results.
You can achieve real-time, lab-quality diagnostic results within minutes with our Point of care testing
Our Point-of-care tests can happen in any location: your home, our office, your office, on a cruise ship, or even on the space shuttle
AF Healthcare point of care services available are
- Blood Analysis
- Urine Analysis
- Ultrasound Scan
- Blood pressure check
- Body Mass Index
To learn more about our service, visit the AFhealthcare point of care service page or call 07032221959, 07049063770, 08040400000 today to speak with our health experts