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As laboratory testing devices become increasingly smaller and easier to use, lab tests can now be done more frequently at the point of care (the patient's home or bedside). Familiar Point of Care tests (POCT) are blood glucose kits, pregnancy kits, strep tests, and others. The Pathology POCT Program trains and certifies POCT testing throughout the MGH.
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MGH POCT Coordinators PPD link
POCT Program Objectives
1. Identify and assist non-Pathology Service testing sites with maintaining compliance with the federal regulations under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.
2. Assist those testing sites with meeting and maintaining Joint Commission standards required for hospital accreditation.
3. Maintain a single standard of quality throughout the institution.
POCT Annual Test Volumes
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