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Factor 4 - PCR and Rapid Tests

Geographies Global

UNICEF

Updated 21 Feb 2024
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If facility-based PCR testing is the most sensitive, why do we need rapid testing?

There is a belief that lab-based or PCR testing is the gold standard, and testing access should be kept at higher level facilities instead of in communities.Lab-based testing is often prioritized by policymakers in LMICs. However, in many LMICs, access to laboratory testing is limited for a number of structural and other reasons. In this context, expanding community-level access to testing, by expanding laboratory and rapid testing access beyond higher level referral health facilities, is key. With these assets, you will be able to show that PCR and rapid testing are two components of a robust testing strategy that prioritizes access to testing for all.

UNICEF

Updated 21 Feb 2024
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Supporting Documents

Clearing House Media
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FACTOR4_VIDEO_PCRRapidTest.mp4
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