New Handheld HIV Testing Device is Faster and Cheaper than ELISA Tests Performed in Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Goal is to deliver more accurate medical laboratory testing in developing countries to improve quality of care Picture a point-of-care (POC) device that produces highly accurate HIV results at a lower cost and 10 times faster than traditional ELISA testing currently done by clinical laboratories—then automatically, instantaneously transmits and synchronizes the results with cloud-based electronic healthcare records. This device is a reality and was developed by researchers at Columbia...

Proposed Expansion of Screening for HIV and Hepatitis C Could be Good News/Bad News Stories for Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Expanded universal screening would increase costs to the healthcare system; would the healthcare system shortchange clinical labs inadequate reimbursement for the increased number of screening tests? Separate recommendations that call for widespread, regular screening for HIV and hepatitis C can be considered to be good news/bad news stories for the clinical laboratory testing industry. That’s because the benefits in patient health are likely to incur additional costs for which the healthcare...
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