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Table 1 Advantages of POC testing in clinical settings

From: The accuracy and timeliness of a Point Of Care lactate measurement in patients with Sepsis

Advantages of POC testing
1) Simpler pre-analytical process 2) Requires small blood volume e.g. 95 μl
3) Allows bedside testing& portability 4) Provides rapid results
5) Accelerates clinical decision-making process 6) Allows healthcare practitioner to deliver patient-centred care
7) Decreases time to treatment 8) Potential to improve patients outcome