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Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology:
doi: 10.1097/POC.0b013e3181c557ec
Literature Review

What Is New in Point-of-Care Testing?

Melanson, Stacy E.F. MD, PhD

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Abstract

The literature on point-of-care testing published between April 2008 and July 2009 was reviewed. The technical performance and clinical impact of point-of-care testing is the focus of most recently published articles. This review divides recent literature into 5 topics that have been published most extensively in the past year and briefly describes the articles within each topic. The topics include diabetes/glucose, acute coronary syndrome/troponin, coagulation/international normalized ratio, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome/human immunodeficiency virus, and hemostasis/platelet function.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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