Benefits of Point-of-Care (Hemoglobin) Testing

Point of Care Testing, Hemoglobin Blood TestPoint-of-Care Patient Hemoglobin Testing

Point-of-care testing (POCT) refers to tests carried out at or near the patient’s bedside, or in primary care process, such as during a doctor’s office visit.  This type of hemoglobin testing provides quick and reliable results in about 60 seconds, while your patient is still by your side.  Less invasive and laborious than other blood tests, it provides significant advantages in terms of time, cost and patient comfort.

Accurate Hemoglobin Test Results Anytime, Anywhere

Results are available to share immediately through a user-friendly, portable analyzer - thereby decreasing the turnaround time related to traditional clinical lab tests.

Operational Efficiencies

In addition to reducing the turnaround time, point-of-care blood tests can also contribute to workflow efficiency.  For example, performing a hemoglobin blood test in the physician’s office could reduce the number of clinic visits or patient call backs. Additionally, Point-of-care handheld analyzers with data management systems provide the tools you need to simplify record-keeping, billing, patient monitoring and trending. Regulatory compliance, reimbursement and administration are much easier to manage when you have updated patient and QC results along with clear, accurate records.

User Friendly and Minimal Maintenance

After a brief instruction, non-laboratory personnel can perform tests safely and accurately. HemoCue handheld analyzers are factory calibrated, which is automatically verified every time the instrument is switched on. The unique, disposable microcuvette is the heart of the HemoCue system. The correct volume of blood is drawn into the cuvette by capillary action, which initiates the reaction.