Point-of-care testing (POC) is defined as diagnostic testing at or near the site of patient care.
Online PR News – 25-September-2009 – – Point of care diagnostics is one of the most dynamic parts of the diagnostics industry and an area where several major competitors are battling for market share. Point-of-care testing (POC) is defined as diagnostic testing at or near the site of patient care. Over the years, the increasing introduction of transportable, portable, and handheld instruments has resulted in the migration of POC testing from the hospital environment to a range of medical environments including the workplace, home, disaster care and most recently, convenience clinics.
Manufacturers are increasingly introducing minimally invasive tests that can be easily performed on a patient’s saliva, urine, breath or other bodily by-products. This report covers the following POC test segments with current market size and forecasts:
Fecal Occult Blood
Drugs of Abuse
Fecal occult blood
Drugs of Abuse
In addition to the total POC diagnostic market, the report also covers the impact on POC markets of the following trends:
POC Advantages and Disadvantages
Emerging World Markets
Consolidation in IVD
Physician Office Labs
As a worldwide report, this report breaks up revenue for POC diagnostics in the following regions:
Rest of World
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