Evaluation of a Plasma hCG Method for Point of Care Testing with the Aim of Shortening Test-Turnaround-Times
2015 (English)In: Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ISSN 2160-8806, E-ISSN 2160-8806, Vol. 5, no 6, 341-343 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: To examine the correlation between plasma hCG results obtained with the new i-STAT® hCG point of care test with those concomitantly obtained from the central hospital laboratory utilizing the same patient samples.
Methods: Prospective cross-sectional laboratory test evaluation. We compared plasma hCG results obtained with the i-STAT® hCG test (Abbott Point of Care, Princeton, NJ, USA) with Architect Ci8200 (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, USA). We also calculated the total coefficient of variation (CV) for the i-STAT® method.
Results: The two methods showed a good linear correlation (R2 = 0.994; slope 1.03) and CV for the i-STAT® method was 2.1% - 5.2%.
Conclusion: We suggest that the i-STAT® hCG blood assay could be used as a complement to urine hCG assays in clinical situations when rapid test results are needed and urine is not available.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 5, no 6, 341-343 p.
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-259354DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2015.56049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-259354DiVA: diva2:843878