WHO releases new list of essential diagnostics; new recommendations for hepatitis E virus tests, personal use glucose meters
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its 2023 Essential Diagnostics List (EDL), which is an evidence-based register of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) that supports countries to make national diagnostic choices.
This year’s list includes two firsts:
- Inclusion of three tests for hepatitis E virus (HEV), including a rapid test to aid in the diagnosis and surveillance of HEV infection; and
- Advice to include personal use glucose monitoring devices along with the medical recommendations for diabetes already in existence.