- What is the testing accuracy of point of care testing for international normalized ratio (INR), blood glucose, electrolytes, blood gases, troponin, complete blood count and liver function?
- What is the cost-effectiveness of point of care testing for INR, blood glucose, electrolytes, blood gases, troponin, complete blood count and liver function?
Evidence which is limited in quantity as well as quality suggests comparable testing accuracy of point-of-care testing in monitoring patients needing anticoagulation therapy or glycemic control, when compared with conventional laboratory testing. Point-of-care testing is more cost-effective than standard of care in anticoagulation therapy, while the results should be interpreted with caution in a Canadian context.
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