Self Collection

Self sampling device
 
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Simplification and miniaturization of diagnostic tests have allowed for testing being performed outside laboratories such as in physicians’ offices, pharmacies, clinics and even at-home settings.
Diversity of patients and testing may result in different propensity to collection setting namely HOME, point-of-care and hospital. As part of the clinical decision-making process, near-patient and POC tests can be sensibly combined and utiliszed with a self-collection to reduce the spread of disease and increase participation.
It is a common belief that self-sampling is a necessity responding to the needs of all the involved parties. From patient’s standpoint, there may be practical and organizational barriers, namely travel, logistic and childcare issues, work commitments, emotional barriers such as embarrassment, fear of discomfort, and cultural factors. Positive and useful aspects are identified into self-collection by Health Organizations. Due to the self-sampling offer, such involved organizations have witnessed an increased attendance rate to their health programs.

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