Comparative performance of POCT and central laboratory testing.
Review the relevant scientific and medical literature and provide a project essay describing
the Comparative performance of POCT and central laboratory testing.
Include in your review:
1.Reasons why the performance of POCT is often considered not as reliable as central
2.Possible performance issues with some forms of POCT technology and its fitness for purpose
3.Problems with direct comparison of POCT and central laboratory results
4.Possible reasons for discrepancies between POCT and central laboratory results
5.Skill requirements for POCT personnel
6.Sample quality and POCT performance
7.Performance assessment, quality control and proficiency testing issues for POCT
8.Measurement uncertainty for POCT and central laboratory results, and the impact on result interpretation
9.Procedures by which improved performance of POCT can be achieved
Requirements for the essay:
Your essay must have a title page with the essay topic
A 200 (max) word abstract should follow, and then your literature review (intro, body and conclusion)
followed by references.
Word limit: 1500 words – literature review excluding references.
Referencing: Vancouver style
Turnitin below 10%
Minimum 20 references