Point-of-care testing for infectious diseases: diversity, complexity, and barriers in low- and middle-income countries

PLoS Med. 2012;9(9):e1001306. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001306. Epub 2012 Sep 4.


Madhukar Pai and colleagues discuss a framework for envisioning how point-of-care testing can be applied to infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Communicable Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Developing Countries
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Point-of-Care Systems*