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Point-of-Care HCV Assays: A Turning Point for Decentralized Diagnosis

Novel point-of-care hepatitis C tests have advanced the potential for same-day viral diagnosis, which could significantly contribute to global elimination efforts by reaching difficult-to-engage populations such as homeless individuals, people who inject drugs, and individuals in low- or middle-income settings.
Data from recent studies showed several current point-of-care tests are feasible for primary care physicians and clinicians, acceptable if not preferred by patients, have similar diagnostic accuracy compared with other verified tests such as nucleic acid testing, and are particularly
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