Analytical goals for point-of-care testing used for diabetes management in Australian health care settings outside the laboratory

This article focuses on setting analytical goals (quality specifications) for the imprecision, bias, and total allowable error of these selected POC tests in the public health environment in Australia. The article reviews published data on analytical goal setting for laboratory tests, considers the factors that set POCT apart from the laboratory, compares laboratory-based analytical goals with state-of-the-art performance, and then sets analytical goals that are designed to be relevant for non laboratory POCT environment.

  • Source: Shephard M

 

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