Standards for point-of-care testing


About the standards

About the standards

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has developed the Standards for point-of-care testing (updated 5th edition) (Standards for PoCT) to: 

  • improve the quality and safety of point-of-care testing (PoCT) performed by health services 
  • help services identify and address any gaps they have in their systems and processes. 

The Standards for PoCT is a module of the RACGP Standards for general practices (5th edition), and must be read in conjunction with those standards. 

The Standards for PoCT is included as an appendix to the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) Requirements for point of care testing (Second Edition 2021).