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.