First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes

By Madhukar Pai | 15 May, 2018

WHO today published its first Essential Diagnostics List, a catalogue of the tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global priority diseases. It contains 113 products: 58 tests are listed for detection and diagnosis of a wide range of common conditions, providing an essential package that can form the basis for screening and management of patients. The remaining 55 tests are designed for the detection, diagnosis and monitoring of “priority” diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis B and C, human papillomavirus and syphilis.

URL: http://www.who.int/medical_devices/diagnostics/EDL_ExecutiveSummary_15may.pdf