Skip to nav Skip to content


Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email

Despite advances in diagnostic technology, there is an urgent need for tests that are easy to use, identify the microbe causing the infection, determine whether it is drug resistant, and provide results faster than current tests. Faster, more accurate tests would help ensure that patients are receiving the best treatment for a variety of infectious diseases, guide more effective infection control practices, and improve the tracking of outbreaks. Better tests would also help protect our dwindling supply of effective antibiotics by reducing their misuse.

Infectious disease physicians serve as a critical bridge between the laboratory and other health care providers to ensure the proper use and interpretation of diagnostic testing. IDSA is committed to supporting improved diagnostics including providing recommendations to spur research and development of new tests, and encouraging their use in patient care and public health.

Contact your Congressional representative through our Advocacy Center to show your support for the development of new and rapid diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.

Take Action!

Better Tests, Better Care: The Promise of Next Generation Diagnostics

Read More

Better Tests, Better Care: Improved Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases (Clinical Infectious Diseases)

Read More

This website uses cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Cookies facilitate the functioning of this site including a member login and personalized experience. Cookies are also used to generate analytics to improve this site as well as enable social media functionality.