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Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Almost 20,000 care home deaths in England and Wales

By Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A care worker wearing full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as she goes about her jobKarwai Tang/Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 3 July Almost 20,000 people in care homes died with covid-19 in England and Wales… Read More »