- Turnaround time for results to caregiver for conventional EID consists of a range of median number of days between blood sample drawn to receipt of results to caregiver, extracted from the literature.
- As of July 21, 2017, prospective data is available for Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Lesotho, Mozambique, Rwanda, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
- Hub and Spoke model vs. Stand-alone testing sites: A “stand alone” testing site processes EID collected at their own facilities. A “hub and spoke” model places POC platforms in a high-volume, centrally located facility “hub” with smaller health outposts “spokes” delivering samples for faster diagnoses to these hubs (thereby supporting/alleviating national laboratories of EID samples to process). In both stand-alone and hub testing sites, the project will increase the number of HIV-positive infants identified by making EID testing available not only in PMTCT delivery sites, but also in pediatric inpatient wards, nutrition centers and immunization clinics.
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