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POCT applications

When used appropriately, POCT can lead to better patient outcomes by:

  • Providing a rapid result enabling responsive therapeutic interventions
  • Improving patient compliance with treatment
  • Improving treatment optimisation
  • Decreasing the need for hospital visits
  • Increasing patient satisfaction, convenience and acceptability
  • Reducing length of stay
  • Reducing complications
  • Reducing the overall cost to NHS Wales.

Test results delivered in a timely manner ensures that people are treated and cared for in the right way, at the right time, in the right place and with the right staff.