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Importance of rapid point-of-care diagnostics testing in a pandemic environment

Importance of rapid point-of-care diagnostics testing in a pandemic environment

In the age of pandemic COVID-19, much attention has been focused on how to effectively develop and scale up the point of care diagnostic testing which correctly manages patients and tracks the disease’s spread. Although, medical diagnostic tests are available but time-consuming, not affordable to everyone. In the past few decades, the technology used in these tests has advanced intensely. Today, rapid diagnostic tests can detect infection with life-threatening pathogens directly in the field at the point-of-care easily, reliably, and often with life-changing results. They can play a critical role with rapid and early diagnosis in pandemic response. Therefore, we will understand the importance and necessity of rapid diagnostics play in ensuring our health and safety in this and future pandemics.

Outline of the webinar:

1.The Fundamentals of point-of-care diagnostics

2.Lateral flow assay: Most popular assay for POC testing

3. How is POC testing helping in the age of COVID-19?

4. Opportunities: How rapid and early diagnosis can change the future?

 

By,
Dr Alok Pandya,
Assistant Professor,
Institute of Advanced Research,
Gandhinagar.