Research suggests that diagnostic delay deters the focus from Point-of-Care (POC) testing. Existing rapid tests are not prompt enough to ensure shorter turn-around times and faster treatment decisions. To realise the full potential and success of POC programs, manufacturers and key decision-makers need to overcome ground realities and barriers.
POC testing must ensure rapid turn-around times, allow for quick diagnosis and referrals or treatment decisions within the same patient encounter. Only will a POC test be regarded as efficient when it is innovative enough to manage infectious diseases, shorten diagnostic delay and treatment initiation.
At Labspec, the core objective of any point-of-care (POC) test is to ensure that it results in an actionable treatment decision, within minutes.
Labspec imports high quality point-of-care diagnostic kits and the process involves the performance of a test in the immediate vicinity to a patient to provide rapid results outside the conventional laboratory environment. There are three different aspects to POC testing; Diagnosis, Monitoring and Screening.