Behind the news – Point-of-care HIV testing

Though one TGA-approved but currently unsubsidised HIV POCT is already in use in Australia, pathologists have warned that greater regulation is required to ensure such testing produces safe and accurate results. 

Dr Gillian Wood

Deputy Chair, RCPA – Microbiology Advisory Committee

The major thing we require is the establishment of a framework in which point-of-care testing (POCT) can be performed safely and accountably.

That means there

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