Accuracy of point-of-care (POC) glucose devices compared to central lab values in critically ill patients has come into question, particularly during intensive insulin therapy.
POC devices perform particularly poorly in the hypoglycemic range.
Typically tested under ideal conditions in the lab; intraoperative, real-life data are lacking.
Recommended CitationSchwenk, MD, Eric; Epstein, MD, CPHIMS, Richard H.; and Mraovic, MD, Boris, "Intraoperative Point-of-Care Blood Glucose Values Show Poor Agreement with Central Lab Blood Values" (2010). Department of Anesthesiology Faculty Papers. Paper 10.