The company said the Chembio DPP HIV-Syphilis Assay is a single-use, rapid screening test for the detection of antibodies to HIV types 1 and 2 and syphilis Treponema pallidum using fingerstick whole blood, venous whole blood, serum, or plasma.
The approved use of the Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System has been expanded to allow for replacement of fingerstick blood glucose testing for diabetes treatment decisions in people 2 years of age and older with diabetes, the Food and Drug Administration announced.
Paul Montgomery and colleagues from Oxford University (UK) assessed sleep in 362 healthy 7- to 9-year-old UK schoolchildren in relation to the levels of omega-3 and omega-6 LC-PUFAs found in fingerstick blood samples.
Around 106 suspected Ebola patients in Sierra Leone were tested by both RDT (performed on a fingerstick blood sample at the point-of-care) and by standard RT-PCR (performed on plasma in the laboratory).
Shortages of skilled phlebotomists and the expense of venepuncture supplies have contributed to the development of a POC VL quantification device for use in resource-limited settings that may utilise sampling by fingerstick instead of venepuncture.
Like other HIV tests, the Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo test can detect antibodies to HIV-I, the most common type of HIV, and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, or venous and fingerstick blood specimens.