Development of Point-of-Contact (POC) Chlamydia Tests

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STD tests have been a matter of research and discussion across the medical circles for decades, and every new development in this regard is a step closer to swifter diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases. Researchers funded by NIBIB have developed a system for accurately testing chlamydia in under 30 minutes, which could in turn help in effectuating treatments at a rapid pace. The early diagnosis of chlamydia is bound to bring down the rate at which the disease is spreading across world. It was found after the research that most women gave preference to the method of self-correction, and this is a key propensity to be considered while making assertions with regards to the research.

Benefits of New Testing Modes

The conduction of point-of-care testing eradicates the need for patient follow-ups because treatments are effectuated right after diagnosis. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has termed chlamydia as a sexually transmitted disease that, by far, doesn’t have an accurate POC test. However, the contemporary research is projected to help in getting closer to POC-based diagnosis in the years to come. The sensitivity and accuracy of POC tests has been the prime reason behind the popularity of these tests.

Future Projections

Treatment of sexually transmitted diseases is a matter of concern for the medical fraternity, and medical practitioners are on the lookout for effective treatment and diagnosis mechanisms. Hence, the research in question is projected to play a pivotal role upgrading the testing, diagnosis, and research standards with regards to STD.