point-of-care testing; point of care testing
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is laboratory testing conducted close to the site of patient care.James H. Nichols, Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry, 4th edition
POCT allows for rapid results, which can mean faster diagnosis, earlier identification of high-risk patients, and earlier discharge of low-risk patients—as well as improved clinical outcomes and cost savings.Harry Glorikian et al., Medical Laboratory Observer

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“POCT.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/POCT. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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