Program Overview

Point of Care Test kits (POCT) - Level 1 Certification

Training workbook for Level 1 Certification

LEVEL 1 Certification, RT - Point of Care Test kits (POCT) provides an overview of the technology, how POCTs function, what impacts POCT testing, and how to better read and understand POCT results.  This program was created for SmartReader users as a prerequisite to the Level 2 Certification which covers the SmartReader testing technology.  We believe that understanding how POCTs work and knowing the factors that can negatively impact POCTs will benefit the industry and improve the quality of testing that is conducted with or without a SmartReader system.

Upon completion of this workbook and test, users will receive a Level 1 Certificate signifying the successful completion of this training course. The RT Level 1 is open to all POCT kit users interested in learning more about the tests they use. 

Table of Contents

P1 -  POCT terminology

P2 - POCT types, formats and, samples

P3 - POCT strips

P4 - Reading POCTs (Interpretation)

P5 - Understanding POCT results

P6 - Important factors