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May 06, 2014

Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Point-of-care (POC) tests are leading to an observable diagnostics market shift. The worldwide market for POC testing is valued at $15–17 billion with a 10% annual growth rate. (For more on POC testing, click here.)

Which do you consider the major advantage of POC testing?

Done in an environment close to the patient
 
  11.3%
Fast turnaround time
 
  19.5%
Potentially less costly due to fewer hands involved
 
  4.4%
All of the above
 
  64.8%

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