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Point-Of-Care Chemistry Test (POCT) Effect on the Emergency Department (ED)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00942955
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Seoul National University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The hypothesis of this study is that POCT will shorten ED turn-around-time (TAT) such as blood drawing TAT, lab TAT, and decision TAT.

Condition or disease
Emergency Department Length of Stay Turnaround-time

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Multi-center Trial of a Point-Of-Care Chemistry Test for Reduction of Turnaround and Clinical Decision Time in the Emergency Department
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

Group/Cohort
CLT
The patients whose blood are analyzed by conventional central laboratory.
POCT
the patients group whose lab analyze by POCT device.




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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
This study was performed in five EDs. Three were urban EDs with 30,000 to 45,000 annual visits, and two were suburban EDs with 15,000 to 25,000 annual visits. Each hospital has its own central laboratory which can test the same emergency chemistry tests, including liver panel (alkaline phosphatase, protein, albumin, total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, GOT, and GPT), renal panel (BUN, creatinine, calcium, and phosphorus), pancreas enzymes (amylase, lipase), electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, total CO2), lipid panel (total cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol), and blood gases (pH, pO2, pCO2, and bicarbonate).
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients older than 15 years
  • clinically required to have chemistry lab tests
  • agreement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no agreement
  • ESI level 1

Responsible Party: Shin Sang Do/Assistant professor, Seoul National University Hospital Department of Emergency medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00942955     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SNUEMS200801
First Posted: July 21, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes