In emergency departments, operating rooms and critical care units, time is of the essence. Getting laboratory accurate test results at the point of care means being able to decide more quickly. This might reduce overcrowding in emergency and intensive care settings.
If you are able to assess serious or even life-threatening conditions quickly, you will be able to make correct and immediate decisions. Some patients might be able to go home sooner, while others will be admitted and get the attention and resources they need.