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Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-POCT)

IFCC-POCT Conference, 6-7 September 2021, Rome (IT)

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Point of Care Testing in Resource Limited Settings: Dotting the “i's” and crossing the “t’s”.

IFCC Live Webinar, 15 July, 2021

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Point-of-Care Testing is ideally suited to resource limited settings: it can bring testing to the patient in the field as well as enable reliable laboratory testing in an environment lacking the complicated hospital infrastructure. However, it is vulnerable to the same problems that plague all laboratory tests. The presenters will discuss the particular challenges they faced and some of the resolutions they developed. 



Name Position Country Term Time in Office
A.I. Khan Chair CA 2nd 2022 01 - 2024 12
P. Oliver Saez Member ES 2nd 2022 01 - 2024 12
N.L. Khorpi-Steiner Member US 1st 2023 03 -2025 12
J. Shaw Member CA 2nd 2021 01 - 2023 12
P. Jarvis Member/Abbott UK 2nd 2022 01 - 2024 12
P. Pamidi  Member/Instrumentation Laboratory US 1st  2021 03 - 2023 12
R. Tirimacco Consultant AU    
S. Sandberg Consultant NO    
G. Kost Consultant US    
E. Jacobs Consultant US    

Terms of Reference

  1. To promote quality in the use, performance, interpretation and reporting of POCT across the full spectrum of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine
  2. To create a forum for high level discussion on a wide range of POCT related topics
  3. To provide international leadership for developing the clinical practice of POCT in Laboratory Medicine.


  1. Creation of a communication network for specialists who are expert in POCT. To include other POCT specialist groups; expert individuals in IFCC Full, Affiliate and Corporate Members; regulatory agencies and users of POCT
  2. Definition, implementation, evaluation and reporting of a range of defined POCT projects. To include projects that address quality in POCT performance, the appropriate clinical use of POCT, connectivity and the cost effectiveness of POCT. Projects should complement rather than duplicate projects being undertaken by other POCT specialists
  3. Preparation of educational support material for those using or considering the use of POCT
  4. Creation of a library of publications that document the clinical effectiveness of POCT and the impact on clinical outcomes. To include clinical chemistry, haematology, microbiology and other disciplines of laboratory medicine, as appropriate


Resources available to assist with Point of Care Testing are available here.

PoCT Meetings

Click here to download the presentations of the IFCC-POCT Satellite Meeting held in Istanbul on occasion of the WorldLab Congress, 22-26th June 2014.

Click here to download the presentations of the IFCC PoCT International Symposium held in Cancun, Mexico, on 16 - 17 November 2015


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Samarina Musaad Australasian Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (AACB)
Ondrej Wieworka Czech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (CSKB)
Daniel Nicolás Bustos Confederación Unificada Bioquímica de la Republica Argentina (CUBRA)
Carsten  Gnewuch Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin e.V. (DGKL)
Masaru Yamamoto Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Sohini Sengupta Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
Ruth O'Kelly Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI)
Jolita Jurkeviciene Lithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine
Hanisah B. Abdul Hamid  Malaysian Association of Clinical Biochemists (MACB)
Olufisayo Famyima Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
lena Jafri Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathology
Jan Balla Slovak Society of Clinical Biochemistry (SSKB)
Rajiv Erasmus South African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
Heba Kary Saudi Society for Clinical Chemistry (SSCC)
Sarath Kamburapolage Association for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Filiz Akbiyik Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Joan Pearson Association for Clinical Biochemistry (ACB) - UK
Iris Miraballes Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)
Monica Thomas American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) - US
Lara Milevoj Kopčinovć Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CSMBLM)
Busadee Pratumvinit Thailand Association of Clinical Biochemists (TACB)
Erica Rampoldi Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

Name Corporate Member
Lois Bello Fernandez de
Bogdan Milojkovic NOVA BIOMEDICAL
Carmen Hilty Moor ROCHE Diagnostics International Ltd.
David Ledden SIEMENS Healthcare Diagnostics

Working Groups under the Committee's responsibility:

Working Group on "How should Glucose Meters be Evaluated for Critical Care -  (WG-GMECC)"

Working Group on "Glucose Point of Care Testing - (WG-G POCT)" CLOSED

Chair's contact (Questions relating to PoCT):

Adil Khan

Prof. Adil I. Khan

Medical Director, Point-of-Care Testing & Clinical Chemistry

Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Temple University


Pennsylvania, 19140



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