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Table 4 List of desirable point-of-care tests by test class and disease type: top 10 for each category

From: Operational assessment of point-of-care diagnostics in rural primary healthcare clinics of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a cross-sectional survey

Communicable diseases (n = 29) Non-communicable disease (n = 45) Communicable and non-communicable (n = 6)
Condition N (%) Condition N (%) Condition N (%)
CD4 count 37 (37%) Total & HDL/LDL Cholesterol 32 (32%) Creatinine 37 (37%)
TB 31 (31%) ESR 14 (14%) X-ray 5 (5%)
Viral load 23 (23%) Triglycerides 13 (13%) Creatinine reactive protein (CRP) 2 (2%)
Hepatitis B 21 (21%) HbA1C 13 (13%) Vision test 2 (2%)
AST/ALT 21 (21%) Rhumatoid factor 13 (13%) Hearing test 1 (1%)
Nose/throat swab for influenza 20 (20%) Calcium 12 (12%) Eye testing 1 (1%)
Nasal swab for MRSA 19 (19%) TSH 11 (11%) Foot care 1 (1%)
Syphilis 19 (19%) Potassium 11 (11%) n/a n/a
Chlamydia 19 (19%) White cell count 11 (11%) n/a n/a
Gonorrhoea 19 (19%) Sodium 10 (10%) n/a n/a
  1. N, percentage of clinics