First WHO Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics
WHO Technical Report Series, No. 1017
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241210263 ISBN-10    9241210265
Order Number    11001017 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    25.00 / US$    30.00 Developing countries:    CHF    17.50
English     2019        70   pages
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In May 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the first ever Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics (EDL). The objective of the list is to help countries develop or update their national essential diagnostics lists, raise awareness and political will, guide procurement and regulation policies and improve access to the most important in vitro diagnostics that all countries need to make available to their populations, particularly in low-resourced countries. It will also contribute towards health systems strengthening and realizing universal health coverage.

The 1st EDL list includes 62 test categories divided into two levels and two categories:

- Level I: primary care settings where no or minimal laboratory services are available
- Level II: facilities with laboratories
- Category a: general IVDs
- Category b: disease-specific IVDs