Point-of-Care Testing as a Solution for Timely Early Infant Diagnosis

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2018.

The World Health Organization conditionally recommends introduction of point-of-care (POC)/near-POC nucleic acid testing (NAT) for early infant diagnosis (EID). This brief outlines barriers and facilitators of implementation, policy and legal considerations, steps for scale-up, case examples of successful implementation, tools to support implementation, and monitoring recommendations.