NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Point of care testing (POCT) enables rapid diagnostic tests to be performed while the patient is at the point of care facility where results can be obtained immediately, rather than waiting hours or even days for outside lab results to arrive. Point of care testing covers: blood glucose testing, blood gas and electrolytes analysis, rapid coagulation testing, rapid cardiac markers diagnostics, drugs of abuse screening, urine strips testing, pregnancy testing, fecal occult blood analysis, food pathogens screening, hemoglobin diagnostics, infectious disease testing and cholesterol screening. This TriMark Publications report describes latest developments in the point of care testing market segment. It examines clinical instruments, devices and reagents and supplies as utilized in near-patient environments like hospital emergency rooms, critical care units, clinics and doctor's offices. The study defines the dollar volume of point of care sales and makes five year projections--both in the U.S. and worldwide--including Europe, Asia and Latin America. It also examines in detail the point of care sector for 25 individual country markets. A detailed summary of all important instruments in each clinical market is provided with emphasis on newly introduced products. Moreover, parallel areas where rapid detection is important using hand-held devices such as rapid detection of food pathogens and infectious diseases (MRSA, herpes simplex, avian flu, West Nile virus and typhoid) are discussed. Growth moderators and developing trends in point of care applications, as well as technology platform innovations and connectivity questions are examined in detail. The report surveys almost all of the companies known to be marketing, manufacturing or developing instruments and reagents for the point of care market in the U.S. and worldwide. Each company is discussed in depth, with a section on its history, product lines, business and marketing analysis, and a subjective commentary of the company's market position. Detailed tables and charts with sales forecasts and market data are also included.
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