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CAP Today Online Article: "A single pathway for HIV testing and therapy" Introduction: By... Show more
CAP Today Online Article: "A single pathway for HIV testing and therapy" Introduction: By revealing the value of a diagnostic algorithm using quantitative RNA as the second test to confirm reactive HIV screening results, Daniel Gromer, MD, and colleagues say their simulation modeling suggests clinical improvement over the standard-of-care algorithm, and at lower cost if HIV specimen positivity is high. Authors: Anne Paxton is a writer and attorney in Seattle. Daniel Gromer, MD; Bernard Branson, MD; Paul Sax, MD; Anne Neilan, MD, MPH; Maya Hajny Fernandez; Michael Mina, MD, PhD; David Paltiel, MBA, PhD; and Emily Hyle, MD, MSc. Available online from June 2022, or click below to download PDF  
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MLO Online Article: "Our pandemic response enhanced in-house capabilities in virology testing... Show more
MLO Online Article: "Our pandemic response enhanced in-house capabilities in virology testing and beyond" Introduction: "Reflecting on the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the memories are painful—the desperate need for clinical testing when none was available; quickly developing novel molecular COVID tests with the majority being imperfect; establishing and maintaining safe practices for handling COVID samples in the lab. Through teamwork and innovation, we persevered, eventually ramping up to perform 2,000 tests per day and, after three years, over 900,000 COVID molecular assays in total." Authors: Sonia Benhamed, PharmD, SMB(ASCP) Michael Mihalov, MD Available online from August 24, 2023, or click below to download PDF  
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With successful innovations in HIV and HCV treatment, increased viral load testing is key to... Show more
With successful innovations in HIV and HCV treatment, increased viral load testing is key to preventing new infections. And community laboratories throughout the country are ready. Dr. Karen Harrington Director of Scientific Affairs, Hologic, Inc.
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