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Meeting CPA requirements is a fundamental requirement for all POC tests, as it is essential to ensure that only trained personnel who understand the correct operation of remote analyzers are able to access them. Guaranteeing the quality of results that clinicians ultimately act upon is crucial to patient safety, while achieving compliance to CPA standards demonstrates confidence and a level of trust in the pathology services provided by hospitals, clinics and POC testing facilities.
(Reprinted from Point-of-Care Testing November 2010)
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