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“Lab in a bag” near patient diagnostics kit

Published: 22 March, 2015

NHS England is backing the development of a groundbreaking mobile diagnostics service that will deliver laboratory standard test results outside of hospital and allow patients to be diagnosed and treated at the point of care.

The Labkit® Near Patient Diagnostics service is a portable bag containing devices capable of producing a range of patient test results including white blood cell count, haemoglobin, glucose, blood gases, electrolytes and urinalysis.

Clinicians will be able to make diagnoses on the move, allowing them to identify problems and treat patients more effectively in the community, in GP practices and even in their homes.

Full roll out is expected in early 2016.

Read the News story on the NHS England website.

Last updated: 22 March, 2015

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