Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Piccolo blood analyzer

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2004

    Piccolo blood analyzer

    Does anyone have opinion on Piccolo blood analyzer from Abaxis Corp? Why doesn't this product have greater acceptance rate with doctors?

  2. New Feature! NoBlood Answers!

    • ASK questions regarding Transfusion Alternatives and Patient Blood Management.
    • SHARE your facts, opinions and personal experience.
    • DISCOVER the best answers chosen by Healthcare Professionals and the Public.
    • RANK the best answers.

    Click here to see the Best Answers to Top Questions.

  3. #2
    Managing Editor Jan B. Wade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 1996
    Bellingham, Washington, United States

    Point of Care Testing

    There are reimbursement issues. Also there are control issues...meaning laboratories set up protocols and care pathways. They provide the control to insure accuracy. There is more to providing tests than getting the numbers. The numbers must be entered into the computer system and the test must be billed to someone. If the nurse does the test the laboratory is not involved with the billing cycle etc.

    Without the lab protocols there is also a question of liability. You have heard of malpractice right?

    Point of care tests are good for some things. In the ER when an immediate picture is OR or the ICU the same applies etc.

    I am certain others can explain it better than me but this will give you something to think about in the mean time.
    Mr. Jan B. Wade

    Click here for the Best Questions and Answers regarding Transfusion Alternatives and Patient Blood Management.

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts