Optimising point-of-care testing services for diabetes management in the Victorian Mallee Track

Lara Motta, Mark Shephard, Heather Halls, Glennis Barnes, John Senior

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    Abstract

    Introduction: Since 2004, the Community Point-of-Care Services Unit at Flinders University has assisted the Mallee Track Health and Community Services (MTH&CS) and its associated general practice at Ouyen in rural Victoria with a point-of-care testing (POCT) service for diabetes management. The POCT devices initially set up at MTH&CS were the DCA 2000 (for measuring HbA1c) and the Cholestech LDX (glucose and lipids). In recent years, further options for performing these point-of-care tests have become available on the Australian market. New POCT devices include the DCA Vantage (HbA1c), Nova StatStrip (glucose) and Abaxis Piccolo Xpress (glucose, lipids and liver enzymes).
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2013
    Event12th National Rural Health Conference: Strong Commitment Bright Future - Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 7 Apr 201310 Apr 2013
    Conference number: 12th

    Conference

    Conference12th National Rural Health Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period7/04/1310/04/13

    Keywords

    • Point-of-Care
    • Diabetes
    • Mallee Track

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