A profile of the binx health io® molecular point-of-care test for chlamydia and gonorrhea in women and men

Barbara Van Der Pol, Charlotte A. Gaydos

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Abstract

Introduction: Point-of-care (POC) tests for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) are urgently needed to control the STI epidemic in order to offer patients an immediate diagnoses and accurate treatment before they leave a clinical encounter and thus reduce transmission and sequelae. Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) have increased sensitivity and specificity, but very few POC assays can provide results of such tests within the usual time of the patient visit. Areas covered: This review describes the technology and performance characteristics of the binx health io® [Boston, MA] (binx io) CT/NG assay, a new rapid molecular POC assay. The assay is compared to other available molecular POC tests. We also describe the importance of time to results and assay performance for this POC assay. Expert opinion: The binx io CT/NG assay offers the ability to incorporate the use of POC tests to identify and immediately treat chlamydia and gonococcal infections into the clinical visit, which will provide improved outcomes for patients. Additional implementation studies are needed to optimize the adoption of this new test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-868
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
Volume21
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Point of Care testing
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • binx health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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