Point-of-Impact Testing in the Emergency Department: Rapid Diagnostics for Respiratory Viral Infections

H.G.M. Niesters, Ph.D., Director, Laboratory of Clinical Virology, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands

Dr. Bert Niesters discusses how standard practice in the emergency room setting has changed for both care delivered and spread of infection, the challenges associated with giving results rapidly and impact on the cost of care. He outlines improvements in their own system in emergency room care and plans for the future, and also talks about what he is looking forward to at the Point-of-Care Diagnostics track at Molecular Diagnostics Europe Summit.