Incorporation of laboratory point of care testing (POCT) testing in clinical trials is increasing. POCT devices have been deployed at investigator sites to screen and enroll a patient in a single visit, help reduce screen failure rates via a pre-screening step, and provide for results more rapidly than local labs. However, in these examples POC devices were not integrated with the clinical trial laboratory, and the data was not used for regulatory submissions. We have connected POCT devices to our central laboratory systems to enable viewing of laboratory reports by medical monitors and data transfers to study teams.
Our lessons learned are available via our Point of Care Testing article in Applied Clinical Trials and visit our Point of Care Testing webpage to learn more.