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Table 1 Central laboratory vs POCT: time to action in an Emergency Department

From: Point of care technology or standard laboratory service in an emergency department: is there a difference in time to action? A randomised trial

Condition group number median (minutes) p25 (minutes) p75 (minutes) p-value*
Observation for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) central lab. 19 282 183 425 0.91
  POCT 10 316 180 477  
  difference   34    
Observation for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) central lab. 23 757 365 1285 0.75
  POCT 22 708 217 1226  
  difference   -49    
Observation for acute appendicitis (AA) central lab. 30 207 137 388 0.98
  POCT 27 247 130 384  
  difference   40    
Observation for acute bacterial infection (ABI) central lab. 43 453 257 1127 0.009
  POCT 48 278 123 598  
  difference   -175    
  1. *Mann- Whitney test