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Point of care testing

Outside the Lab Profession

Winter of Discontent

| Simon Parker

Healthcare services face mounting pressures each winter – but rapid, reliable diagnostics can help

Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology

TB Triage

| Luke Turner

A blood-based triage test for TB could provide a cheap and reliable point-of-care diagnostic for people in low-resource areas

Outside the Lab Point of care testing

A Question of Quality

| Luke Turner

This year’s International Pathology Day was all about point-of-care testing – so how do the experts think quality can be delivered across the board?

Diagnostics Biochemistry and molecular biology

Cancer Trap

| Luke Turner

New synthetic scaffolds that sit under the skin and attract cancer cells could provide the earliest indication of metastasis

Outside the Lab Regulation and standards

A Distant Dream

| Rohit Jain

How can we develop laboratory standards and regulations in India to close the gap between the services we offer and the services our patients need?

Diagnostics Liquid biopsy

A Mouthwatering Malaria Test

| Luke Turner

A new funding boost looks set to facilitate the deployment of the world’s first saliva-based rapid diagnostic test for malaria

Outside the Lab Profession

Quick Hits

| Luke Turner

From a urine test to a coloring book, we explore the latest in pathology and laboratory medicine with these bitesized news stories

Outside the Lab Point of care testing

Putting a Finger on Substance Abuse

| Michael Schubert

Fingerprint drug screening is fast, easy, and noninvasive – offering dignity to patients and easing the testing burden on overloaded laboratories

Diagnostics Analytical science

A Golden Ratio for Gut Disorders

| Luke Turner

A new, noninvasive test for assessing gut function could diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using only a small blood and stool sample.

Outside the Lab Point of care testing

To POCT or Not to POCT?

| Michael Schubert

Many previously laboratory-based tests now have rapid and reliable POCT alternatives – and primary care providers should be encouraged to use them.


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