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For POCT testing services enquiries contact us for more information and prices.

Point of Care (POCT):
T: 01752 792 404




Quality Assurance


Laboratory : Microbiology

CPA Accreditation : Accredited

CPA Ref. No. :0459

Plymouth Point of Care Testing (POCT)


molecular testing service The Pathology POCT team is based in the Combined Laboratory of Derriford Hospital. It provides a Clinical Pathology Accredited (CPA) service to sites performing POCT in the acute and community settings.

The multi-disciplinary POCT Governance Group will help define the appropriate level of governance required within the service. POCT tests are subject to the same levels of governance that are applied within the traditional laboratory setting, with safety and quality needing to be ensured.

The POCT team will assess the clinical need and cost effectiveness for a service and support the equipment evaluation, staff training, and SOPs, external quality control testing and auditing of the service.

Where arranged through service level agreement (SLA) the team can support equipment placed in the community as well. For further information and a quote regarding service provision please contact us.