Maccabi becomes the 1st HMO to add MeMed BV® test for routine care
Category: #health  | By Nikita Chaurasia  | Date: 2022-06-08 |
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Maccabi becomes the 1st HMO to add MeMed BV® test for routine care

After successfully receiving the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) clearance for the MeMed BV® test, which helps physicians to differentiate between viral and bacterial infection in only 15 minutes, Maccabi Healthcare Services has announced that it is unveiling the test in all its urgent care centers located in Israel. 

Through this latest accomplishment, Maccabi, one of the major health maintenance organizations (HMOs) around the globe, becomes the first global HMO to include the test in routine care.

Dr. Miri Mizrahi Reuven, Head of Maccabi's health division, said that this new test is a revolutionary technology that will empower a rapid and more accurate diagnosis in community medicine.

The test is projected for use in cases where healthcare professionals are unsure if it originates from a viral or bacterial infection and when the typical auxiliary tests are not adequate.

It also offers major benefits for children and older population who normally possess a high risk of medical weakening if the bacterial infection is not treated within the given timeframe.

The firm believes that this test will prove to be a life savior.

The MeMed BV test is inbuilt on a technology that deciphers the body's immune response to infection, the host response, instead of emphasizing on the detection of the microbe presence.

This results in sturdy diagnosis when the infection site is unknown or inaccessible, even when the pathogen is untraceable using conventional tests, or at the time when the infections are caused because of emerging new pathogens.

The MeMed BV® test allows doctors to take accurate antibiotic treatment decisions and is a very important tool that can be used to fight against impervious bacteria.

As per credible sources, Maccabi Healthcare Services is planning to make the technology available in all the urgent care centers of the organizations starting this month.

Source Credit - https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/06/07/2457291/0/en/Maccabi-Healthcare-Services-announces-it-is-the-first-HMO-in-the-world-to-include-MeMed-BV-test-as-part-of-routine-care.html

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