Jyoti Chandok is a seasoned professional who has been working in the healthcare sector for over 19 years. She has fulfilled several roles specializing in patient care including phlebotomy, blood analysis for hematology, immunology, genetics, and specialized method development for HIV drug-level testing using mass spectrometry.
Currently, Jyoti is an Assistant Chief Medical Technologist of Point-of-Care at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She holds a B.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Concordia University and is an active member of both the Ordre professionnel des technologistes médicaux du Québec (OPTMQ) and the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).
We interviewed Jyoti about her thoughts on the growing significance of the Point of care Testing amidst a global pandemic. The role of POCT in dealing with Infectious diseases, her presentation at the Conference and her take on the conference program.
Question: What is the significance of Point of Care Testing in the time of global pandemic?
Point-of-Care tests are particularly important in areas where access to hospital laboratory testing may be a challenge. The use of POC tests eases the burden placed on laboratories as the number cases and testing continues to increase.
Question: How POCT is helping in diagnosis of Infectious Diseases and how it is significant in current situation.
The use of POC testing, particularly for COVID is important since the required quarantining is challenging to implement and enforce. The shorter response time is hopefully assisting in diagnosing positive cases more rapidly and allowing patients with negative results to resume their normal activities sooner.
Question: What are your views on the agenda and how helpful it is to the targeted audience.
The topics are good.
Jyoti Chandok is one of the speakers at our 2nd Annual MarketsandMarkets Infectious Disease Diagnostics and Point-Of-Care Testing Virtual Conference being held on March 11th -12th, 2021.
She will be presenting on the Day 2 of the conference on the topic – ‘Factors leading to the increase in demand for POCT tech and challenges in upholding Quality Standards’