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

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00942955
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2009
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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

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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

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
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).

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no agreement
  • ESI level 1

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Responsible Party: Shin Sang Do/Assistant professor, Seoul National University Hospital Department of Emergency medicine Identifier: NCT00942955    
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:
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Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes