Point-of-care testing (POCT) is diagnostic testing at or near the site of patient care. We currently live in an information-rich world, and in the domain of health care, information needs are perhaps the highest, more critical than anywhere else. Health care providers need specific and precise information in order to make decisions regarding their patients. Patients and families who are receiving health care services are similarly stakeholders who are often in need of accurate information.
These highlight an important challenge to health care systems – the need to find better ways to get ‘the right information to the right person at the right time’. Recognizing this general challenge, Sandor has introduced a variety of ‘point of care’ technologies for enhancing the flow of information to providers, patients, and families.
The driving motivation behind POCT is to bring the test conveniently and immediately to the patient. This increases the likelihood of patients receiving the test results in a timely manner. POCT is accomplished through the use of transportable, portable, and handheld instruments (e.g., i-STAT, CoaguSense etc.) and test kits. Sandor’s strategic alliances with ABBOTT, Minntech, ITC and others has made it easier for health care facilities to get the right information at the right time.
The goal of POCT division is to apply innovative scientific technology to meet the challenges of decentralized diagnostics and treatment. The POCT division promises delivery of rapid diagnosis to enable speedy treatment of patients in a setting that is convenient for both the clinician and the patient.