Rapid test for CD4 in people living with HIV
CD4 is an important test in the care and management of people living with HIV:
Typically, CD4 testing is carried out in a laboratory, however, for people in resource-limited and rural settings, it can be inaccessible. Convenient but effective point-of-care diagnostic tests can support the care of people living with HIV by providing actionable information. VISITECT® CD4 is a rapid, instrument-free, disposable, point-of-care test for CD4 in people living with HIV.
The benefit of rapid results during a single visit to the healthcare facility is timely initiation of appropriate therapy, and facilitation of linkage to care and referral.
Evidence-based research has shown the benefits of point-of-care testing by improved outcomes for patients, reducing delays in decision-making and significantly less travel for patients to access healthcare1.
1Govindasamy D, Ford N, Kranzer K. Risk factors, barriers and facilitators for linkage to antiretroviral therapy care: a systematic review. AIDS 2012; 26: 2059–67.
VISITECT® CD4 is a ground-breaking, disposable, POC test for determining CD4 baseline in people living with HIV. Developed
by the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia, it is based on proven lateral flow technology and provides an affordable,
convenient, instrument-free solution for use in laboratories and remote clinics worldwide, enabling ART therapy to become
accessible to all people living with HIV.
With training, the test provides an easy-to-use, instrument-free option for a plethora of healthcare workers, including clinicians,
laboratory technicians, nurses, community healthcare workers and counsellors.
Testing requires basic training, a drop of whole blood and a 40-minute waiting period. Results are semi-quantitative and
can be read by eye.
The Value of Training
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Originally founded in Scotland in 1987, Omega Diagnostics Ltd's global reputation stems from beginnings as a manufacturer of tests for a range of infectious diseases such as syphilis, dengue fever and malaria.