• Key Points from Day 2 – Point of Care Testing, Hepatitis in Prisons, Indigenous and Immigrant Populations

    (A report back on the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference Day 2)

    Globally there is a move to developing point of care testing (POCT), with the aim to test and treat on the same day. New developments include an instant Hep B e-ag and ALT semi quantitive disposable diagnostic device, the combination of these positive results having an 80% correlation with more thorough investigations with hep B Viral Load, fibroscan and full bloods. Local TGA restrictions prevent the use of POCT currently.