ISO 22870:2006

Point-of-care testing (POCT) -- Requirements for quality and competence

ISO 22870:2005 gives specific requirements applicable to point-of-care testing and is intended to be used in conjunction with ISO 15189. The requirements of ISO 22870:2005 apply when POCT is carried out in hospital, clinic and by a healthcare organization providing ambulatory care. It can be applied to transcutaneous measurements, the analysis of expired air, and in vivo monitoring of physiological parameters.

Patient self-testing in a home or community setting is excluded, but elements of ISO 22870:2005 can be applicable.


General information

  • Current status : Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2006-02
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages :
  • :
    ISO/TC 212
    Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems
  • 03.120.10
    Quality management and quality assurance
    11.100.01
    Laboratory medicine in general

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