In vitro diagnostic point-of-care test devices

Advice and guidance on the management and use of point-of-care testing (POCT) in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices.


In vitro diagnostic point-of-care test devices

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This Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) guidance is for people involved in the management and use of POCT services in primary and secondary care including:

  • managerial staff
  • scientific staff
  • technical
  • clinical and nursing staff

While many of the issues are relevant to the performance of POCT in a hospital environment, the principles also apply to their use in:

  • outpatient clinics
  • community care
  • GP practices
  • community providers
  • primary care settings
Published 22 July 2005