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The Future of At-Home Diagnostic Testing for Infectious Disease

Global Health Surveillance

Early diagnostic testing is crucial to help stop the spread of infectious diseases, but our…

Early diagnostic testing is crucial to help stop the spread of infectious diseases, but our ability to bring tests into homes is still limited. However, as leaders in high-resolution diagnostics, MRIGlobal believes that with proper funding, we could see more at-home diagnostic testing within 4 to 5 years. 

Read on to learn more about the importance of at-home diagnostics. 

Why is at-home testing important?

As infectious diseases spread, some people may have the disease without showing any signs, which can be detrimental to containment. Asymptomatic carriers typically go about their usual activities, causing the pathogen to spread to others. 

As we’ve seen with the current pandemic, some people don’t get tested until they start showing symptoms, and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Instead, if we have at-home tests prepared, we could ensure that people could test themselves before they show symptoms. As a result, we can make steps to contain a spread before an epidemic or pandemic situation occurs. 

Plus, at-home diagnostic testing can improve numbers. If more people take tests, factors such as susceptibility and fatality rates would be more accurate, allowing us to take steps that would be more beneficial to the population. With more precise details about the pathogen, we are better equipped to fight it, which may help us better prepare for Disease X

Learn more about high-resolution diagnostics with MRIGlobal

For more than 75 years, MRIGlobal has advanced scientific research across a variety of industries, and we focus on supporting better health outcomes on a global scale. For us, it’s not simply about science; it’s about the people who make it all happen. 

Our solution-driven approach drives us to find answers in even the most complex situations. Through our dedication, we can solve virtually any technical problem. 

To learn more about our innovative high resolution diagnostics, contact us at info@mriglobal.org.

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