Infectious disease point-of-care test (ID-POCT) devices are becoming widely available, and in this respect, international quality standards and guidelines are available for consultation once ID-POCT has been implemented into medical institutions. However, specific guidelines for consultation during the initial pre-implementation decision-making process are currently lacking. Further, there exist pre-implementation issues specific to ID-POCT. Here we present pre-implementation guidelines for consultation when considering the implementation of ID-POCT in medical institutions.

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Keywords guidelines, infectious diseases, point-of-care testing
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.2217/fmb-2016-0120, hdl.handle.net/1765/95137
Journal Future Microbiology
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Eijck, A.A, Tintu, A, & Hays, J.P. (2017). Pre-implementation guidelines for infectious disease point-of-care testing in medical institutions. Future Microbiology (Vol. 12, pp. 51–58). doi:10.2217/fmb-2016-0120