The Point of Care Testing Procedure Manual contains the approved procedures for safe and effective operation of POCT procedures by MGH POCT providers.

Point of Care Testing Procedure Manual

Note: Documents on this page are PDFs and require Adobe Acrobat. 

Outpatient Urine Dipstick QC Log 


Patient Care Services (Inpatient)

Urine Dipstick QC Logs



Procedures (click on title to open)Logs, Quizzes & Competency sheets

Precision Glucose Meter Procedure 8/11/2014

Glucose job aid 4/22/2014

Urine - Clinitek Status Procedure 8/11/2014   

Clinitek Status Job Aid 4/22/2014

Urine - Visual Dipstick Procedure  11/17/2014

Urine - Visual Dipstick Job Aid 5/21/2014

Urine HCG Pregnancy Procedure 1/14/2014

Urine HCG Job Aid 4/22/2014

Fecal Occult Blood Procedure 08/11/2014

Fecal Occult Blood Job Aid 5/21/2014

Phenazine pH Procedure  11/24/2014

Phenazine pH Job Aid 5/21/2014

i-STAT Operations and Testing Procedure 8/11/2014


i-STAT1 System Manual  November 2014

i-STAT Job Aid   May 2014

HemoCue Hemoglobin Procedure 07/29/2014

HemoCue Hemoglobin Job Aid 05/21/2014

Rapid Strep OSOM Procedure 7/29/2014

Rapid Strep Job Aid 5/21/2014

Rapid Flu A+B Procedure 1/14/2014

Rapid Flu Job Aid 5/23/2014

Rapid HIV Procedure 8/11/2014
DCA Vantage HgbA1C  8/11/2014
ACT Plus 8/11/2014 (Medtronic)
AVOXimeter 1000E 5/1/2014
Gram Stain 3/5/2014

GEM 3500 Blood Gas  6/11/2013



GEM OPL  4/22/2014



Provider Performed Microscopy 


PPM procedure 10/15/2014

includes KOH, Wet Prep, Fern Testing and Urine Sediment


 Regulatory Assistance 
Quality Control - Reagent Storage, Ordering and Documentation Guide 1/14/2014  
Joint Commission Preparation Checklist for POCT Site Coordinators 4/15/2014 This list gives a broad overview to assist with compliance activities.  Great refresher for POCT Site Coordinators!

Mock Inspection Checklist 12/27/2012

Mock Inspection Remedial Action Template 12/27/2012

This checklist is used by the POCT program staff to assess site compliance.  Feel free to use it to self check your Joint Commission Readiness.

MGH-MGPO Relocation Questionnaire 4/19/2013 This questionnaire should be used to help plan for POCT program resources for your move or remodel.  Submission several months prior to the planned event is recommended.
POCT Proficiency Testing Procedure  12/27/2012 Proficiency Testing Evaluation Worksheet 12/27/2012


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