What is point-of-care testing (POCT)?

Point-of-care testing (POCT), also known as near-patient testing (NPT), are tests performed outside the laboratory – usually at the bedside or in wards. POCT can produce test results within minutes and are generally portable. Technology improvements, a growing need to expand access to testing for diverse test settings and users, are driving a decentralisation trend in in vitro diagnostics (IVD) testing. Clearstate offers market data, forecasts, and trend predictions to give you the insight to adjust your business strategy to the increasing demand for affordable POC tests. 

POCT updates

Our POCT hub is regularly updated to share our findings on this fast-growing diagnostic alternative. Explore the latest in POCT technology and applications as affordable solutions are developed and adopted in the market. Understand the implications of the emergence of POCT alternatives to laboratory testing, and examine the issues that arise from growing competition in this segment of the market. Discover more IVD insights or learn how our IVD Gateway solution can help prepare your business for the future impact of the emergence of POCT.

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Explore the latest POCT market insights

From market news to analysis, our articles provide concise and up-to-date information about the developments driving testing closer to patients. Uncover the challenges and opportunities countries face to increase diagnostic coverage, disease monitoring and patient outcomes for the population through POCT.

Learn from leading experts and analysts, and see real-world examples on how IVD testing is decentralising.

Understand the POCT market

In order to determine the future outlook of the POCT market, we must first understand and integrate macro insights on population trends, epidemiology, reimbursement, local affordability levels, testing landscape. Our reports show how and where businesses can capture opportunities in the decentralisation trend in testing unfolding across countries, and key customer segments across a wide range of applications.