Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Point of Care Testing
Laboratory Medical Director: Greg Sharp, MD
Supervisor Outpatient, Sue Antell, MT, ASCP
Supervisor Inpatient, Michele Baker, MT, ASCP
Technical Specialist, Nicole Carney, MT, ASCP
Testing Coordinator, Donna Joyce, MLT, ASCP
Testing Coordinator, Katrina Moreau, MT, ASCP
Point of Care Test Proposal
Quality results at the patient site are what we are about!
Having immediate test results at the patient site, if done correctly, can improve the quality of patient care by decreasing the treatment decision cycle-time and increasing patient convenience and satisfaction.
Any laboratory test within Fletcher Allen must be approved by the Point of Care Committee. All testing, inside or outside the main laboratory, is the responsibility of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. We are JCAHO-accredited.
Once a test request is approved, the Point of Care division will work with you on setting up programs and training, meeting compliance standards and managing your supplies.
For more information, or to obtain a test application form, please call the Point of Care Office at (802) 847-3669.
Current Test Programs
Programs set up and monitored by the Point of Care division are:
- ISTAT System
- Abbott Precision PCx
- Urine Pregnancy Test
- Occult Blood Test
- Urine Dipsticks
- DCA1C 2000
- Oxygen Saturation by Avoximeter
- ACT by ISTAT
- Hemoglobin by Hemocue
- Clinitek 50
- Clinitek 100
- Fern Testing
- Nitrazine PH
- Rapid Strep Screening
- Provider-Performed Microscopy
- HIV by OraQuick
|Department||POCT Instrumentation||Test||# of Tests Performed Annually|
|OR Perfusionists||ISTAT||Arterial Blood Gases||3,600|
|OR Perfusionists||ISTAT||Activated Clotting Times||6,000|
|Respiratory Therapy||ISTAT||Arterial Blood Gases||20,000|
|Hospital Bedside Glucose Testing||Abbott Precision PCx||Blood Glucose||186,000|
Total Point of Care Testing, including Physician Office Labs - approximately 250,000