Have you used a home testing kit for a medical diagnosis?

COVID-19 RATs are an example of these types of tests but we are interested in the many others on the market.

The University of Wollongong is conducting a small study about them and we'd like to hear from you if you have used one or considered using one.

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From here, we may invite you to take part in a paid interview.

For more information, contact Dr Patti Shih: pshih@uow.edu.au

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Screening infants is important for the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of certain conditions that may not have been discovered immediately at birth. Screening is performed by physical examination, usually prior to 18 months of age, to check for normal growth and development.

Immunisation against a variety of diseases is also offered to infants These include diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) – (DTP), Haemophilus influenzae type b (HiB), measles, mumps, rubella (German measles) – (MMR), polio and Group C meningococcus. Hepatitis B vaccine is generally offered to all babies at birth followed by a further 3 doses usually in combination with other vaccines.

For those infants with known risk factors, testing for a variety of other conditions may be appropriate, including iron deficiency, lead poisoning, HIV, and hepatitis.


Related links

Healthdirect Australia: Kids' Health
Immunise Australia Program

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