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Near-patient testing: is this the future?

Near-patient testing: is this the future?

Near-patient testing

Charles Broomhead
GP and GP Trainer
Sutton Coldfield
Honorary Clinical Lecturer
Birmingham Medical School

Near-patient testing (NPT), also sometimes referred to as point-of-care or extralaboratory testing, is not a new concept. Delaney et al described it as any investigation performed in a clinical setting or in a patient's home for which the result is available without reference to a laboratory and perhaps rapidly enough to affect immediate patient management.(1)

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