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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Biochemistry

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Point of care testing (PoCT)

The Point of Care Testing (PoCT) section section offers support for all departments using PoCT instruments across Oxford University Hospitals and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The service includes:

  • advice on the selection and procurement of PoCT equipment
  • implementation and network connection of new PoCT devices
  • providing training and training material to new locations acquiring PoCT devices
  • organising and providing refresher training to current users
  • quality control checking of all reagents prior to dispatch to end users
  • supplying reagents and consumables for all devices supported by PoCT
  • troubleshooting and liaising with external organisations (companies) to resolve any issues arising with the devices
  • external quality assurance schemes for all PoCT tests.

PoCT devices managed by PoCT section for OUH and Oxford Health include:

  • Abbott Diabetes Blood glucose/ketone meters (Precision Xceed Pro, Freestyle PrecisionPro, Optium H and Optium NeoH)
  • Abbott Point of Care i-STAT
  • Siemens Clinitek Status Connect (urine strip reader)
  • Alere Afinion AS-100

Range of tests covered:

  • i-STATs
    • Cardiac Troponin I (cTnI)
    • Serum β-HCG
    • Electrolytes
    • Renal function
    • Blood gases
    • Lactate
    • PT/INR
    • Creatinine
  • Alere Afinion AS-100
    • HbA1c
    • CRP
    • Lipids
  • Clinitek Status Connect
    • Urine strip analysis

Contact us

Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Level 4, John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU


Tel: 01865 221649