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About the program

The Northern Territory Point-of-Care Testing Program is a well-established field program that supports quality-assured point-of-care testing on the Abbott i-STAT and HemoCue® WBC DIFF devices for the care of patients with acute and chronic health conditions. 

The i-STAT measures multiple pathology test profiles including blood electrolytes, urea, creatinine, glucose, blood gases, lactate, cardiac troponin I and INR. We support i-STAT devices in approximately 80 remote health centres across the Northern Territory & the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

The recently established WBC DIFF network operates in 20 sites in the NT's Top End and delivers a total white blood cell count, plus a 5-part differential white blood cell count.

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Acknowledging Country

The NT Point-of-Care Testing Program and the Flinders University International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait. 

We respect all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - their customs and their beliefs. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, with particular acknowledgement to the Kaurna people, the Traditional Custodians of the Adelaide region, on which our offices are located. 

Program News & Updates

Our Program artwork

Created by Louise Numina, an Aboriginal Australian artist

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Latest edition of the NT POCT Program News

Jan - Mar 2024

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Purpose of the WBC DIFF Device

Find out more about the purposes and advantages of the WBC DIFF Device

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