Evidence-Based Point-of-Care Diagnostics: Current Status and Emerging Technologies
2013 (English)In: Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 1936-1327 (Print), 1936-1335 (onlie), Vol. 6, 191-211 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics brings tests nearer to the site of patient care. The turnaround time is short, and minimal manual interference enables quick clinical management decisions. Growth in POC diagnostics is being continuously fueled by the global burden of cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Early diagnosis and rapid initiation of treatment are crucial in the management of such patients. This review provides the rationale for the use of POC tests in acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, human immunodeficiency virus, and tuberculosis. We also consider emerging technologies that are based on advanced nanomaterials and microfluidics, improved assay sensitivity, miniaturization in device design, reduced costs, and high-throughput multiplex detection, all of which may shape the future development of POC diagnostics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Annual Reviews , 2013. Vol. 6, 191-211 p.
acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, human immunodeficiency virus, microfluidics, POC, tuberculosis
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-98228DOI: 10.1146/annurev-anchem-062012-092641ISI: 000323887500010ISBN: 978-0-8243-4406-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-98228DiVA: diva2:653229
ISBN: 978-0-8243-4406-12013-10-032013-10-032016-09-01Bibliographically approved