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    WHO List of Essential Diagnostic Tests to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment Outcomes

    WHO has updated its Essential Diagnostics List, a catalogue of the tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global priority diseases.

     Author(s) WHO   Originally published on July 31, 2019   Posted on July 31, 2019


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    Considerations for Adoption and Use of Multi-Disease Testing Devices in Integrated Laboratory Networks

    In settings where laboratory testing has been traditionally organized by disease programme, the introduction of multi-disease testing devices brings new opportunities for collaboration and integration. This information note published by WHO provides a strategic overview of key implementation considerations for diagnostic integration of polyvalent testing platforms or multianalyte analysers.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on June 27, 2019   Posted on June 27, 2019


  • Report Presentation

    May 2018 LabCoP ECHO Session Presentation: VL Diagnostic Testing Service Delivery in Kenya

    Kenya’s presentation during the May LabCoP ECHO session included their experiences implementing the ‘Plan, Do, Study, Act’ (PDSA) cycle to prioritise and rapidly test ‘change ideas’ needed to facilitate the rapid identification of unsuppressed viral load, followed by swift appropriate clinical action.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on June 18, 2019   Posted on June 18, 2019


  • e-Learning Video

    PEPFAR HIV Rapid Testing Continuous Quality Improvement

    This Rapid Testing Continuous Quality Improvement (RTCQI) training video and competency assessment tool is available on a free virtual education platform, PEPconnect to assist ministries of health, health-care providers, and stakeholders in planning, implementing and sustaining quality assurance for point-of-care testing.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on June 18, 2019   Posted on June 18, 2019


  • Video

    Early Infant Diagnosis Through Dried Blood Spot Collection

    This video, produced by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in English, French, and Portuguese, describes the procedure for collection of a dried blood spot (DBS) specimen from an infant below 18 months of age for performing HIV-1 PCR. Early infant diagnosis (EID) is critical for timely initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in HIV-infected children who are at high risk of mortality.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on December 16, 2019   Posted on June 17, 2019


  • Video

    Collection of Dried Blood Spot Specimen for Viral Load Testing

    In 2013, the World Health Organization recommended viral load (VL) monitoring as the gold standard for monitoring the effectiveness of antiviral therapy (ART). This video, produced by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in English, French, and Portuguese, shows the recommended step-by-step process for the collection of dried blood spot (DBS) samples for quality assured VL results.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on June 17, 2019   Posted on June 17, 2019


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