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Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-POCT)

IFCC-POCT Conference, 6-7 September 202, 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. 


NamePositionCountryTermTime in Office
A.I. KhanChairCA2nd2022 01 - 2024 12
P. Oliver SaezMemberES2nd2022 01 - 2024 12
M. VaubourdolleMemberFR2nd2020 01 - 2022 12
J. ShawMemberCA2nd2021 01 - 2023 12
P. JarvisMember/AbbottUK2nd2022 01 - 2024 12
P. PamidiMember/Instrumentation LaboratoryUS1st2021 03 - 2023 12
R. TirimaccoConsultantAU
S. SandbergConsultantNO
G. KostConsultantUS
E. JacobsConsultantUS

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

NameFull and Affiliate Member Societies
Samarina MusaadAustralasian Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (AACB)
Ondrej WieworkaCzech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (CSKB)
Daniel Nicolás BustosConfederación Unificada Bioquímica de la Republica Argentina (CUBRA)
Carsten  GnewuchDeutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin e.V. (DGKL)
Masaru YamamotoJapan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Sohini SenguptaAssociation of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
Ruth O'KellyAssociation of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI)
Alberto DolciItalian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
Jolita JurkevicieneLithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine
Baizurah Mohd HussainMalaysian Association of Clinical Biochemists (MACB)
Olufisayo FamyimaAssociation of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
lena JafriPakistan Society of Chemical Pathology
Jan BallaSlovak Society of Clinical Biochemistry (SSKB)
Rajiv ErasmusSouth African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
Heba KarySaudi Society for Clinical Chemistry (SSCC)
Sarath KamburapolageAssociation for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Filiz AkbiyikTurkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Joan PearsonAssociation for Clinical Biochemistry (ACB) - UK
Iris MiraballesAsociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)
Monica ThomasAmerican Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) - US
Lara Milevoj KopčinovćCroatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CSMBLM)
Busadee PratumvinitThailand Association of Clinical Biochemists (TACB)

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

NameCorporate Member
Lois Bello Fernandez de
Bogdan MilojkovicNOVA BIOMEDICAL
Marianne MulderROCHE Diagnostics International Ltd.
David LeddenSIEMENS 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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