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...

Rapid HIV Test Could Revolutionize Clinical Laboratory Testing Performed in Developing Nations

Handheld device promises reliable, fast, cheap point-of-care Medical laboratory testing in world’s remote areas New clinical laboratory testing technology is about to revolutionize how HIV and syphilis testing is conducted in developing nations and remote areas. For the first time, researchers have successfully field-tested a rapid, sensitive, and low-cost test for HIV and syphilis that could replace the more expensive and less efficient tests currently available for use. The new multiplex...
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