Point of Care Testing

The point-of-care (POC) department provides patient bed-side testing in the hospital and clinic settings. The program includes a wide variety of tests that have been designed to meet the specific needs of different patient services. In our effort to reduce healthcare costs for the entire system, we strive to provide a single testing method at all system locations. By conforming to the same procedure, we have been able to provide the same training programs, exams, and other operational documents for our sites.
The POC department offers the following test services to our clients:

  • Rapid Strep
  • Urinalysis
  • Glucose
  • Occult Blood
  • Pregnancy
  • Drug Screens
  • Coagulation
  • Electrolytes
  • Blood Gases
  • Hematocrits
All results can be viewed immediately at the time of testing by the health care provider for rapid action. The point-of-care team consists of medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians who are responsible for training other healthcare providers, monitoring quality controls, evaluating new procedures and equipment, and working with clinical educators to ensure quality patient test results. Our facility is part of a statewide system, and in that capacity, the team serves to help other facilities with point of care questions, planning, and integration of a common IT system.

Contact Point of Care: (207) 973-6951