Cookies

Like most websites The Pathologist uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. Learn more.
Outside the Lab Regulation and standards, Quality assurance and quality control, Point of care testing, Laboratory management

A Distant Dream

What exactly is an in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD)? It’s the instrumentation needed to carry out a particular pathology test (or tests) on human samples to assist in clinical diagnosis or treatment decision-making. These devices include the laboratory or point-of-care devices, calibrators, controls, kits, reagents, and accessories used to perform diagnostic tests. IVDs are distinct from medical devices in that they never come into direct contact with the patient; however, they still have an impact on life-changing, and potentially life-saving, treatment decisions.

Read the full article now

Log in or register to read this article in full and gain access to The Pathologist’s entire content archive. It’s FREE and always will be!

Login

Or register now - it’s free and always will be!

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Pathologist magazine
Register

Or Login via Social Media

By clicking on any of the above social media links, you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.

About the Author

Rohit Jain

Consultant Pathologist at Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital and Founder Secretary of the Practicing Pathologists Society, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Register to The Pathologist

Register to access our FREE online portfolio, request the magazine in print and manage your preferences.

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Pathologist magazine

Register