Steven Badman

Recent Contributions

A practical guide to global point of care testing

June 14, 2018
Hi All This week I was fortunate to be able to give a 30-minute presentation at the (McGill) Global Health Diagnostics workshop. The title of that presentation was "Using implementation science to enhance point of care (POC) tests". Giving this presentation reminded me that a relatively new publication is also ...
point of care resources

Reply to Guidelines for Submission of Sputum Specimens for Tuberculosis Testing, 2018

June 5, 2018
Hi All There seem to be a few articles around regarding venturi type atomisers and cross contamination. Here is one link that may shed further light on this issue. Regards Steve B

Tell the kid with cough!

May 26, 2018
As many know, the discussion regarding costs associated with molecular point of care continues. I came across this comment and cartoon from the Editor in Chief, Journal of Clinical Microbiology (AJ McAdam). The discussion in the comic strip might sound familiar even if you do not work in a laboratory ...
Point-of-care NAAT costs

Reply to Point of care HCV detection Kits

May 9, 2018
Hi again Amit Are you looking into the the need for a rapid HCV POC test or a molecular HPV POC test, or both. A bit more detail may help and allow others to comment regarding their own experience with regard to either.

Reply to Point of care HCV detection Kits

May 9, 2018
Hi Amit Do a Pubmed search for the author "Grebely J". This will provide recent HCV results generated at the POC care in Australia via two or three different studies. You may have to scroll through pages to find relevant publications. Regards Steve

Recent Recommendations

"Leveraging the GeneXpert system for viral load testing"

Global Health Diagnostics