Point-of-care testing (POCT) has become an important part of patient care at many health care facilities. Point-of-care analyzers bring testing to the patient’s bedside, providing quick results to improve care and outcomes and maximize office efficiencies. Real-time diagnostics allow physicians to diagnose patient conditions faster, develop appropriate treatment plans, improve outcomes, patient safety and satisfaction, and enhance workflow and productivity. In addition to the physician’s office, POC devices are ideal for use in emergency settings, hospitals, ambulances, homes, and in the field.
Quality Hand-held POC Analyzers
- Abaxis Piccolo Xpress – The only portable diagnostic device to offer a full complement of CLIA waived blood chemistry tests at the point-of-care, this analyzer allows healthcare providers to process whole blood, serum, and plasma samples in self-contained, single-use reagent discs. The results can be transferred to a printer, LIS/EMR, or computer, allowing medical personnel to get vital diagnostic details quickly at the point of care.
- Abbott i-STAT 1 – This advanced handheld blood gas analyzer provides real-time, lab-quality results within minutes for electrolytes, coagulation, glucose, cardiac markers (cTnI), chemistries, and hematology. It is easy to use and operates with the innovative technology of single-use i-STATtest cartridges which support a large menu of testing options in one platform.
- Bayer DCA 2000+ – This point-of-care diabetes management platform provides results for hemoglobin A1c and microalbumin/creatinine tests in minutes. Features include self-contained reagent cartridges, sample collection capillary holder, screen displays (which provides full testing information, instructions, and calibration status), and ability to store 16 test results in memory for convenient retrieval.
Lab equipment dealers in NY offer recertified models of point-of-care analyzers. Refurbished analyzers are a practical and economical alternative for laboratories with budget constraints as they offer all the features of a new device but cost much less.