Point-of-care testing (POCT) includes quick blood testing. Test results are not as precise as those obtained in medical and biochemical laboratories, but in practice they are useful markers that help make a medical diagnosis as early and precise as possible. In our Polyclinic, POCT is performed during the business hours, and the results are ready within 15 minutes.
Troponin I-cTnI: The test is designed for a quantitative determination of cardiac troponin for the purpose of detection and assessment of myocardial infarction.
NT Pro BNP: The test is designed for the assessment of systolic and diastolic heart functions. It is used to detect an earlier stage of cardiac insufficiency in patient; to determine the degree of risk of cardiac insufficiency; to monitor the effectiveness of medication, and to assess the cardiac insufficiency prognosis. It is also useful in the differentiation between the dyspnoea caused by heart failure and the one caused by other diseases and disorders. This test is not available in any other laboratory in the greater region.
Hs CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein): The test is used in diagnosing and monitoring the stages of an inflammatory process, and in assessing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Hb A1 c (glycated haemoglobin): The test is used for early detection of diabetes, and monitoring the effectiveness of treatment in patients with existing diabetes (over the past 3 months).
TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone, secreted by the hypothalamus, and under direct influence of the thyroid hormones): The test is used for early detection of disturbance in the thyroid gland function, and for monitoring the effectiveness of treatment of the already diagnosed disorders.