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The Power of Point-of-Care Testing (POCT)

Point-of-care (POC) testing with Cholestech LDX and GDX Systems can lead to tremendous benefits for healthcare professionals, their staff, their patients and their bottom line.

For the Health Care Professional

Point-of-care testing allows physicians and healthcare professionals to provide the best possible medical service. POC test results with Cholestech Systems are so fast and convenient that they quickly become a part of the daily routine. The immediate availability of the results enables patient testing and consultation during a single visit - and face-to-face counseling can lead to improved compliance.

In fact, several studies have illustrated the numerous advantages of "on the spot" results and counseling. The immediacy of the results may lead to improved patient understanding, sense of urgency and compliance. And studies have also shown that with immediate, point-of-care results, physicians were twice as likely to modify or intensify treatments*.

POC testing can also maximize office efficiency by reducing the red tape and administrative work associated with the use of an outside lab. POC testing can virtually eliminate the time spent handling, storing and shipping specimens and communicating results - not to mention the elimination of tracking down results and scheduling follow-up appointments.

*Ferencsi A et al. Endocr Pract 2001; 7:85-8

For the Patient

POC testing also streamlines the process for patients. No more trips to the lab. No more waiting for results. No more follow-up appointments to discuss results and therapy decisions. One single trip does it all. And with the CLIA-waived Cholestech Systems no venous blood draw is required - just a simple fingerstick.

Best of all, patients simply prefer immediate results and the opportunity to discuss those results face to face with their health care professional.