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Analisi di laboratorio in un Punto di Primo Intervento: l’esperienza di sei anni di Point-of-Care Testing
Diagnostic test in a First Aid Point Service: a six years Point-of-Care Testing experience
G. Micca  |  G. Patrucco  | 
<p>For many yearslaboratory medicine services have been focused on reorganization interventions aimed at improving efficiency, inorder to respond to new care needs and to reduce costs. In some situations, when the centralized laboratory is notable to guarantee the service with an adequate timeliness, a Point-Of-Care Testing system designed for the clinicalmanagement of critically ill patients could be the solution. These systems can guarantee the immediate availability ofdiagnostic tests for diagnosis, monitoring and therapy, both for critical ill patients and for the continuity of health-care.<br />In this paper a six years&rsquo; experience of a Point-of-Care Testing implementation and management is described in aFirst Aid point service, in a particular territorial health-network created to guarantee continuity between the referencelaboratory and the local hospitals.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 43(2) 143-149
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Disposizioni normative in Italia per la gestione dei Point of Care Testing: un’indagine SIBioC nelle regioni italiane
Regolatory rules for the Point of Care Testing in Italy: a survey of the Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry
<p>Regolatory rules for the Point of Care Testing in Italy: a survey of the Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry. Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a form of laboratory testing aimed to perform the analysis where healthcare is provided, close to or near the site of the patient care. It is a very common mode of providing laboratory testing, but concerns over the quality and errors of POCT have emerged from various sources. Regulations in different Countries and POCT operational guidelines have been produced by many professional groups and stakeholders, with the scope of minimizing testing errors and to built an efficient process. Since a national regulatory rule is lacking in Italy, a survey on the available local regulations has been conducted by the study group on POCT of the Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology in all the Italian Regions; the results are reported in the present paper. Local regional rules are rather divergent: some of them contain only essential indications while others are too detailed and difficult to apply. The lack of harmonization and regulation among Italian regions makes necessary the issuing of a national rule aimed to minimize the problems associated with POCT management to deliver to patients the best outcome</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 42(4) 313-317
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