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BLOOD TESTS

IHomeCare has a range of mobile rapid diagnostic blood testing available, with results in as little as ten minutes. A trained health care professional will perform the test at any London location 

Chemistries/Electrolytes 

HAEMATOLOGY

CARDIAC MARKERS

BLOOD GASES

ENDOCRINOLOGY

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Chemistries/Electrolytes: 

Lactate / Sodium (Na) / Potassium (K) / Chloride (Cl) / Ionized Calcium (iCa) / Glucose / Creatinine / Anion Gap* / Urea Nitrogen (BUN) / Urea /  

 

Hematology: 

Hemoglobin* (Hgb) / Hematocrit (Hct) / Coagulation / ACT / ACT Kaolin /  PT / INR / HBsAg 2 (Hepatitis B) / HCV ( Hepatitis C 

Cardiac Markers: 

Cardiac Troponin I (cTnI) / BNP B-type Natriuretic Peptide / CK-MB Creatine Kinase M 

 

Blood Gases: 

pH / PC02 / P02 / TC02*/ HC03* / Base Excess (BE) / s02 

 

Endocrinology: 

Total β-hCG (Early Pregnancy Detection) 

Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) 

TBI Plasma available on request

Other Rapid Testing Available

Influenza A + B 

Norovirus / Rota-Adeno /

Streptococcus Pneumoniae

Tetanus

Hepatitis A Antibody

Malaria 

Legionella 

Iron (Ferritin) 

Glucose (Blood Sugar/Glucose) 

Gluten (Transglutaminase IgA) 

Vitamin D 

Ovulation

Pregnancy 

Menopause 

covid 19 Antibodies

Dengue Fever (antigen + antibodies)

Cholera 

H.Pylori 

HCV 

HIV 

Salmonella 

Lipid (Cholesterol and Triglycerides)

Glucose (Blood Sugar/Glucose) 

HbA1c (Long-term blood sugar) 

Hemoglobins 

Urinary tract infection 

Gastric ulcers (Helicobacter pylori faeces)

Bacterial vaginosis (Vaginal pH value)

iHomeCare also supply advanced nurse practitioners for any residential domiciliary care needs. We supply any equipment that may be required including 10 litre oxygen concentrators. 

If our rapid blood testing service is something you or your clients would benefit from, please ring me direct to discuss further, or reply to this email.  

Point-of-care testing (POCT), also known as bedside testing or near-patient testing, refers to medical diagnostic testing that is performed at or near the location where the patient is receiving care, rather than sending patient samples to a centralized laboratory for analysis. This approach allows for rapid test results, within minutes, and can have a significant impact on patient care due to speed of results.  

Key characteristics and aspects of point-of-care testing include:

Rapid Results: POCT devices are designed to deliver quick test results, enabling healthcare providers to make immediate decisions about patient management. 

Convenience: Testing can be conducted at the patient's bedside, in a clinic, at home, or in other non-laboratory settings, reducing the need for patients to travel to a centralized lab.

Timely Interventions: Fast test results can lead to quicker interventions and treatments, which can be critical in emergency medicine and critical care settings. In some cases, POCT can reduce the need for repeat laboratory testing and hospital admissions 

Reduced Turnaround Time: Traditional laboratory testing may involve transportation, sample processing, and result reporting, which can lead to delays. POCT minimizes these delays. 

Diverse Tests: POCT encompasses a wide range of diagnostic tests, including blood glucose monitoring, pregnancy tests, infectious disease testing (e.g., rapid COVID-19 tests), cardiac markers, and more.

Improved Patient Experience: POCT can enhance the patient experience by reducing the time and inconvenience associated with waiting for lab results.

Medical Care: We have a range of skilled healthcare professionals, such as nurses, pyysiotherpaists occupational therapists (OT), who can provide medical care at home, including wound care, physical therapy, and administering medical treatments.

Cost-Effectiveness: In some cases, POCT can reduce the need for repeat laboratory testing and hospital admissions. 

Examples of point-of-care testing devices include handheld glucometers for monitoring blood glucose levels in diabetes management, rapid strep tests for diagnosing strep throat, and portable blood gas analysers for assessing a patient's acid-base balance and oxygenation. 

While point-of-care testing offers numerous benefits, it also has some limitations. These may include potential variations in test accuracy compared to centralized lab testing, the need for regular quality control and calibration of devices, and the cost of acquiring and maintaining POCT equipment. However, advances in technology continue to improve the accuracy and reliability of point-of-care testing devices, making them increasingly valuable tools in modern healthcare settings. 

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