Zion Market Research has published a new report titled "Point Of Care Diagnostics Market by Products, by Prescription Mode (Prescription-Based Testing Kits and Over-The-Counter Testing Kits) Market for Hospitals, Clinics and Ambulatory Care Settings: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2016 – 2022". According to the report, the global point of care diagnostics market was valued at approximately USD 23.50 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 40.50 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of around 10.00% between 2017 and 2022.
The point of Care Diagnostics is medical testing performed at the clinical laboratory in close proximity to where the patient is receiving care. POCT is usually performed by non-laboratory persons and the results are used for clinical decision making. Point- of-care technologies may enhance the management of different diseases and conditions. The point of Care diagnostics is of great importance in developing countries. Unfortunately, a major aspect in developing countries is that they often lack modern laboratories, fully automated instruments that provide highly reproducible, quantitative, and hence sensitive and accurate diagnostic results. In order to circumvent these issues, the emergence of rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care (POC) tests can dramatically enhance a physician's ability to diagnose patients' diseases rapidly and accurately.