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).

POCT

Clinical Services

Anatomic & Molecular Pathology

Laboratory & Molecular Medicine

Point of Care Testing

Health Center Laboratories

Contacts

  • Kim Gregory, POCT Associate Director PPD link
  • Kent Lewandrowski, MD, POCT Medical Director PPD link
  • Gino Pagnani, POCT Coordinator PPD link
  • Nancy Toscano, POCT Coordinator PPD link
  • Amy Zani, POCT Coordinator PPD link
  • Mary Ann Walsh, Patient Care Services Coordinator PPD link
  • Point of Care Testing

    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.

    Are you performing POCT tests but not enrolled in the POCT Program?

    Looking for procedures, competency documents or log sheets?

    Moving your practice or remodeling?  Please fill out the questionnaire below several months in advance.

    Need Help?

    MGH POCT Coordinators PPD link

    Email: mghpoctcoordinators@partners.org    

    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

    Whole Blood Glucose 315,000
    Activated Clotting Time 25,000
    PT-INR 1500
    Hemoglobin 30,000
    Blood Gases 2,000
    Cooximetry 5,000
    Urine Dipsticks 113,248
    Fecal Occult Blood 70,000
    pH testing 600
    Urine Pregnancy 20,000
    Rapid Strep 11,615
    Rapid Flu 500
    Sweat Chloride 250
    Provider - Performed Microscopy 14,746
    Gram Stains 5,000
    Hgb A1C 1800
    Rapid HIV 2500
    Creatinine 7200
    Total (approximate)
    688,959

     

     

     

    Updated 05/09/2013