New Report "Point of Care Diagnostic Testing Sector Trends" available through Aarkstore Enterprise

The purpose of this report is to describe the sector trends within the point of care testing (POCT) diagnostic market.

Online PR News – 08-September-2009 – – The purpose of this TriMark Publications report is to describe the sector trends within the point of care testing (POCT) diagnostic market. It examines those measurement devices and their reagents and supplies that are utilized in hospitals, clinics, commercial laboratories and research institutions to detect cells and proteins for the purpose of diagnosis and monitoring of disease. This study includes all of the generally-accepted clinical analytical activities that are currently in use today. Additionally, an analysis of business and technology trends and developing areas of point of care and HPV testing is provided, along with a review of the market for point of care testing equipment and supplies in the clinical and research market segments, using screening reagents and instruments for analysis of individual components in blood, serum or plasma. This report defines U.S. and global market dollar sales volume and analyzes factors that influence the size and growth of market segments.

Table of Contents :

1. Overview 6
1.1 Statement of Report 6
1.2 Scope of the Report 8
1.3 Objectives 9
1.4 Methodology 9
1.5 Executive Summary 10

2. Overview of Diagnostic Point of Care Testing 12
2.1 Key Issues in the Point of Care Diagnostic Testing Sector 12
2.1.1 Current Market Trends and Drivers 12
2.1.2 Effectiveness of POCT 13
2.1.3 New Growth Areas for POCT 14
2.1.4 Advantages of POCT in a Clinical Setting 14
2.1.5 Pricing and Reimbursement Issues 14
2.1.6 Key Customer Segments 14
2.2 Global Point of Care Marketplace 14
2.3 Shifts from Central Lab Testing to POCT 16
2.4 Geographical Distribution 16
2.5 Emerging New Technologies 17
2.6 Challenges of POCT 18
2.7 Key Issues for POCT 18
2.7.1 Locations of POCT 18
2.7.2 Hospital Lab Rapid Tests 19
2.7.3 Doctor’s Office Laboratory 19
2.7.4 Non-Hospital POCT 19
2.7.5 Home Monitoring 19
2.7.6 Milestones in Technology Development 20
2.7.7 Drive for Decentralization from Lab to Patient 21
2.7.8 Expanded Reimbursement 21
2.7.9 Competitive Landscape for POCT 24
2.8 The Future of POCT 24

3. POC and Rapid Testing: Market Analysis: Size, Background, Growth, Share and Competitors 25
3.1 Global POCT Market 28
3.2 U.S. Point of Care Markets 29
3.3 European POCT Market 34
3.4 Japanese POCT Market 37

4. The Place of POCT in Critical Care 38
4.1 Technological Diversity in POCT 38
4.1.1 The Wide Range of Point of Care Assays 38
4.1.2 Challenge of Testing on a Single Platform 40
4.1.3 Connectivity with Testing Platforms 42
4.1.4 Improvement in Clinical Outcomes With Use of POCT 44
4.1.5 Future Developments 44
4.2 Point of Care Addresses Critical Requirements 45
4.2.1 Needs in Critical Care Testing 45
4.2.2 Point of Care Instrument Key Elements 46
4.2.3 Key Advancements—Menu, Quality Assurance (QA), Connectivity, Internet Access 46
4.2.4 Standardized System for All Testing Locations 48
4.3 POCT versus Central Laboratory Testing 49
4.3.1 The Financial Advantages of POCT 49
4.3.2 Is the Shift Towards Point of Care Justified? 49
4.3.3 Overall Cost Benefit 50
4.3.4 More Available Time for Clinical Practitioners 51
4.3.5 Future Policies 51

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