Drugs and ethanol testing at the point of care

Ian D. Watson, Roger L. Bertholf, Catherine Hammett-Stabler

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An evidence-based systematic review of the literature on point-of-care testing (POCT) for drugs of abuse and ethanol was performed as part of a broader review of POCT undertaken by the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry for the development of a Laboratory Medicine Practice Guideline. This article summarizes the results of that review of POCT drug testing and highlights areas where further studies would be helpful in establishing the appropriate role of POCT for drugs and ethanol in various clinical and nonclinical settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalPoint of Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007


  • Drugs of abuse
  • Ethanol
  • Point of care testing
  • Toxicology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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