Point of Care Testing

Personnel

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 

Overview

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
  • Amniostat
  • Fern Testing
  • Nitrazine PH
  • Rapid Strep Screening
  • Provider-Performed Microscopy
  • HIV by OraQuick

Statistics

 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