Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 11th, 2003
According to a study from the United States, "The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the OraQuick Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test. Four hospitals rapidly tested 380 women at labor and delivery."
"A comparison of turnaround times showed that the median turnaround time at point-of-care hospitals was 45 minutes compared with over 3.5 hours at the laboratory hospital (p<0.0001)," reported Mardge H. Cohen at and colleagues involved in the Mother Infant Rapid Intervention At Delivery Study. "Point-of-care testing was feasible and accurate, permitting undiagnosed HIV-infected pregnant women to...
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