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Point of Care Testing (UWHC)

Point of Care Testing (UWHC) - Clinical Hub, References, Laboratory Services


POC Coordinators

Beth Urban, MT (ASCP)
(608) 263-5589

Lori Trader, MT (ASCP)
(608) 263-8039

Lisa Wilson, MT (ASCP)
(608) 890-9360

Medical Director

Diane Norback, MD, PhD
(608) 263-7792

Point of Care/Point of Service testing refers to any diagnostic laboratory testing performed under the UWHC umbrella that is not performed or processed within the Clinical Laboratories. UWHC Clinical Laboratories provide consultative services for laboratory testing in all patient care areas.

Services provided by the Point of Care Coordinators in the Clinical Laboratories include:

Requests for new point of care tests or the expansion or relocation of existing point of care tests must be approved by the Laboratory Practice and Testing Oversight Committee, in accordance with UW Health Clinical Policy 2.5.3. Please contact a Point of Care (POC) Coordinator for more information.

Glucose Meters

For technical problems with the glucose meters, contact one of the Point of Care Coordinators listed above. Place the meter on a charging/downloading base with a troubleshooting card or note attached to the meter describing the problem. A POC Coordinator will come to the area and either repair or replace the meter the next working day. Do NOT use one of the orange Broken Equipment tags on the glucose meters. For problems with results downloading from the bases, contact the POC Coordinators weekdays or the Help Desk at (608) 265-7777 off hours and weekends.

NOVA Glucose Meter FAQ

Hemochron® Signature Elite

Hemochron® Signature Elite: Point of Care Testing Quick Reference Guide


Refer to UWHC Policies:


Refer to UWHC Policies:

Competency and QC forms

Contact a POC Coordinator for assistance in determining the correct competency plan, QC process and forms to use.