BIVDA Technology Briefs

BIVDA Technology Briefs are a series of short papers prepared by BIVDA members illustrating patient benefits and cost savings that may be realised from appropriate deployment of in vitro diagnostic tests.

The information provided is for general guidance only and companies are responsible for maintaining and updating the information provided. (Members Only - Please contact BIVDA if you would like to update an existing brief or add a new brief.)

BIVDA has an online directory of point of care tests, some of which are covered by these Technology Briefs.


Disease Area Supplier Test Date Updated Related NICE Guidance
Acute and chronic heart failure Roche Diagnostics NT-proBNP 29/01/15 Acute heart failure: diagnosis and management
Acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction. Roche Diagnostics Cardiac Troponin T (cTnT) 16/01/15 Myocardial infarction (acute) : Early rule out using high-sensitivity troponin tests
Anticoagulation therapy for people with atrial fibrillation or mechanical heart valves Roche Diagnostics INR Self-Monitoring 30/01/15 Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self‑monitoring coagulation status using point‑of‑care coagulometers
Anticoagulation therapy monitoring – atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Coagulation Analyzer 16/06/15 Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self‑monitoring coagulation status using point‑of‑care coagulometers
Bacteraemia, fungaemia and sepsis Alpha Laboratories Quick FISH 13/07/15
Bacteraemia and sepsis caused by Staphylococcus aureusbacteria Alpha Laboratories Xpress FISH 13/07/15
Chest pain patients presenting to A&E Randox Laboratories Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) 15/09/15
Detection of pregnancy Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics hCG Pregnancy Test 16/06/15
Diabetes Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics HbA1c and Albumin:Creatinine 16/06/15 Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management
Diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Microalbumin 9 Urinalysis 16/06/15 Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management
Dosing and monitoring Dabigatran, a direct thrombin inhibitor Stago UK Ecarin Chromogenic Assay 28/07/15 Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing
Dosing and monitoring of anticoagulant drugs directed against Factor Xa Stago UK Anti-Xa Activity Chromogenic Assay 28/07/15
Hemostasis management in people undergoing cardiac surgery Roche Diagnostics Preoperative Platelet Function Testing (PFT) 16/01/15
Inflammatory bowel conditions Alpha Laboratories Calprotectin 20/07/15 Faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel
Online data management software to decide optimum QC frequency Randox Laboratories Acusera Quality Control 15/09/15
Respiratory infections (both upper and lower tract) Randox Laboratories Respiratory Array 15/09/15
Sexually transmitted infections Randox Laboratories STI Array 15/09/15
Sepsis and antimicrobial resistance Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Procalcitonin (PCT) 16/06/15 Procalcitonin testing for diagnosing and monitoring sepsis
Thrombocytopenia Sysmex UK Immature Platelet Fraction (IPF) 13/08/15