Rapid Diagnostic Tests, or RDTs, allow patients to be diagnosed at the point-of-care (POC). Every year, thousands of patients are diagnosed with the strep and flu by their GP [...]
The use of Point of Care Testing (POCT) in hospitals is on the rise across Europe. In particular Emergency Departments (EDs) are adopting flu rapid [...]
If you’re like many physicians and Point of Care (POC) laboratories, you may be dealing with suboptimal performance from some of your current diagnostic methods. For example, conventional Rapid Influenza Diagnostics Tests (RIDTs) vary in terms of sensitivity and specificity whenRapid Influenza Diagnostics Tests (RIDTs) vary in terms of sensitivity and specificity when compared with viral culture or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). compared with viral culture or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Product insert information and research publications indicate that in general, RIDTs sensitivities are approximately 50-70%.
The History of Diabetes Testing Can you imagine diagnosing Diabetes by tasting urine? It’s hard to imagine, especially considering today’s diagnostic tools and techniques. Early [...]
What’s happening in Australia could spell bad news for Europe and the United States (U.S). This year’s winter in Australia and New Zealand found hospitals [...]
Watch the Health Briefs segment featuring Dr. Charlotte Gaydos, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine What is Trichomonas? Trichomoniasis is a common, curable, non-viral [...]
While Vitamin D is typically recognized for boosting tooth and bone health and warding off osteoporosis, studies are now finding that it can also protect [...]