Learning Objectives

  • Explain the impact of lab error and essential testing quality considerations
  • Discuss why performance evaluations of diagnostic tests prior to routine use is essential
  • Describe how to arrange your workstation appropriately & safely 
  • List the supplies and equipment (where relevant) required for conducting HIV & Syphilis rapid testing  
  • Explain how to pipette rapid testing reagents accurately
  • Explain how to safely, confidently and efficiently collect a fingerstick blood sample for HIV & Syphilis testing  
  • Describe the process for conducting DTS elution and testing
  • Discuss the benefits of using a recording logbook at rapid testing sites