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Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 Test

A Global Need For Better Choices

Globally, these are mission-critical for Cepheid as a leading diagnostics company — because control of worldwide health threats may be hampered when testing is performed only in centralized labs, far from where patients live. Patients often travel long distances for diagnostic testing, or their samples must be transported — which may delay test results and impact patient care. Moreover, test results may get lost or never make it back to the patients.

A Mission to Deliver Progress to Everyone

Decentralization of testing facilities increases access and improves outcomes, as shown by recent studies from countries like Malawi1, where infants were tested for HIV both immediately at the point of care and by sending samples to a remote laboratory. More results were delivered to clinicians and more babies treated when tested locally.

The more than 10,000 GeneXpert Systems that have been installed in low and middle-income countries2, mainly for the diagnosis of active tuberculosis, can also be used to test for the nearly 30 CE-IVD3 Xpert tests now available.

Outcomes That Speak
For Themselves

Global health organizations, countries, donors and other stakeholders have been encouraging and supporting the more integrated, efficient use of diagnostics to work toward WHO targets for eliminating diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, HCV and cervical cancer.

"Unitaid has made significant investments in advancing integration in molecular diagnostics. Integrating care means more people healed, more lives saved, more efficient use of resources," Unitaid Executive Director Lelio Marmora said. "Now we need manufacturers to share in the responsibility of making sure these technologies work seamlessly in countries as part of
sustainable systems."

"Integrating care means more people healed, more lives saved, more efficient use of resources," Unitaid Executive Director Lelio Marmora said. "Now we need manufacturers to share in the responsibility of making sure these technologies work
seamlessly in countries as part of
sustainable systems."

Resources

Connect To Better Outcomes

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1. Mwenda et al. Significantly improved antiretroviral therapy initiation rates after implementation of Point of Care Early Infant Diagnosis. ASLM 2016

2. HBDC Access Program covers 130 Low and Middle-income countries. Conditions can be found on the FIND website (https://www.finddx.org/find-negotiated-product-pricing/)

3. Some products not available in the US

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