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Table 2 The unit’s monthly usage of POC tests by manufacturer, testing platform and breakdown of individual test components

From: Embedding new technologies in practice – a normalization process theory study of point of care testing

Manufacturer Platform Cartridge (components) Tests per month
Abbott Point of Care i-Stat Chem 8 (sodium, potassium, urea, creatinine, glucose, haemoglobin, ionised calcium, TCO2, anion gap) 240
CG4+ (pH, PO2, PCO2, TCO2, bicarbonate, base excess, SO2) 5
PT/INR (Prothrombin time/International normalised ratio) 50
Troponin 11
Alere Afinion CRP (C- reactive protein) 150