Point of Care Testing Topic Center


Promoting the accuracy, precision, and quality of point of care testing (POCT) results.

Resources and educational material in the field of point of care testing.

Point of Care Testing Toolkit

This toolkit for laboratory directors of POCT testing has been developed by the College of American Pathology (CAP) POCT Resource Committee as a service to CAP members and the laboratory community. It is intended to be a resource for any pathologist who wants to learn about POCT or who has responsibility to guide or direct POCT.

The POCT Toolkit is available digitally at ebooks.cap.org.

The toolkit contains the following chapters:

  • Introduction & Definitions
  • Advantages & Disadvantages
  • History
  • Current & Projected Technology
  • References Tools
  • Toolkit Authors
  • Pathologist Roles
  • Pathologist as Laboratory Director
  • Pathologist as Clinical Consultant
  • Pathologist’s Regulatory Role
  • Pathologist as Technical Consultant

Case Studies

As part of the POCT toolkit, the committee provides real life case studies regarding the problems and issues in POCT encountered by various individuals and institutions and how they were resolved.

Articles on POCT

Visit CAP TODAY to access the following articles:

CAP TODAY’S Questions and Answers (Q & A)
Read the articles from series Q & A focused on POCT.

Join the Point of Care Testing Committee

Learn more about our committee activities and how to join the Point of Care Testing Committee.