Point of Care

Point Of Care

BBC provides a wealth of custom reports in the Point-Of-Care (POC) IVD market, also referred to as Near-Patient Testing (NPT). The POC IVD market spans multiple end-user segments, including, but not limited to: Physician Office Laboratories (POLs), hospital acute care settings (e.g., ICU, ER, etc.), retail/pharmacy clinics, and Patient Self-Testing (PST). BBC’s database of knowledge features data gained from four primary types of POC instruments: rapid tests, fully automated, semiautomated, and manual technology. BBC’s reports provide quantitative (market sizing) and qualitative analysis by geographic region for the following POC segments (among others):

  • Blood Gas and Electrolytes: Tests for blood pH, electrolyte levels, and gas concentrations (e.g., pO2 and pCO2 levels). Includes classic benchtop, cartridge benchtop, and handheld technology
  • Rapid Testing: Lateral flow immunoassay tests for (among others), including digital readers:
      • Infectious Disease Testing: HIV, HCV, enteric, and other major pathogens
      • Endocrine Testing: Tests designed for visual read in laboratory and ambulatory settings, including fertility and pregnancy tests
      • Cancer Testing: i-FOBT and g-FOBT
      • Drugs of Abuse Testing: Tests for illegal substances (e.g., amphetamines, cocaine, opiates etc.)
  • POC Immunoassay/Cardiac: Tests for heart attack markers (e.g., Troponin and BNP) and other IA-based applications (e.g., PCT/sepsis, D-dimer, hCG, etc.). Includes Cardiac Rapid Test Products
  • Coagulation: Routine testing for patients in the Hospital POC segment (e.g., ACT) and those on anticoagulant therapy in the ambulatory and PST settings (e.g., PT/INR)
  • Diabetes: Tests for whole blood glucose monitoring (at bedside and hospital-based settings). Includes connected and non-connected meters
  • HbA1c: Tests for evaluating glycated hemoglobin levels. Includes PST meters
  • Ambulatory Clinical Chemistry: Tests for cholesterol and other lipids in ambulatory settings (typically cartridge- or strip-based technology)
  • Decentralized Clinical Chemistry: Benchtop clinical chemistry analyzers to test for bilirubin, lipids, and hemoglobin etc.
  • Urinalysis: Includes kidney function tests, among others, across manual, semiautomated, and automated applications
  • Molecular: Includes CLIA-waived molecular tests for Influenza, RSV,  Strep A, etc.


American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
American College of Cardiology (ACC)
ArabHealth MedLab (MEDLAB)
China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF)
CLMA KnowledgeLab (Clinical Laboratory Management Association)
Congresso Brasileiro de Patalogia Clinica e Medicina Laboratorial (CBPC)
Japanese Society of Clinical Laboratory Automation (JSCLA)
Journees Internationales de Biologie (JIB, France)
Mexico Clinical Pathology Conference (CNPC)