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by JAMES CRILLY - QC MARKETING MANAGER - RANDOX LABORATORIES LTD.

Introduction to POCT

Point of care testing (POCT) refers to testing that is performed near or at the site of a patient with the result leading to a possible change in the care of the patient. The popularity and demand of POCT has been growing rapidly, however, this should come as no surprise as there are many advantages to POCT, for example, the convenience of being able to obtain a rapid result at the patient’s bedside, thus allowing immediate action, saving time and improving the potential outcome for the patient.

Although there are many benefits of using POCT devices in terms of their convenience, these benefits are only true if the results produced are both accurate and reliable. Ensuring accuracy and reliability is the primary responsibility of Quality Control.

by Randox Laboratories Ltd.

 

Multiplex assay for 10 sexually transmitted infections receives CE marking

CE marking has been granted to one of the most comprehensive cartridge-based STI tests.

The test, developed by the UK’s largest health diagnostics company, Randox Laboratories, tests simultaneously for 10 of the most common sexually transmitted infections, on the firm’s patented Biochip Technology.

by Sekisui Diagnostics

There are certain milestones in life that no one looks forward to—having your wisdom teeth pulled. That first mammogram! At the top of the list for men is likely that first rectal exam at 40 or 50 as an initial screening for prostate cancer. But, like those pesky wisdom teeth and the oh-so-important mammogram, screening for prostate cancer is important and necessary.