As more and more people become immune to common communicable diseases, the need for remedies to noncommunicable diseases is growing. One way to solve this issue is to diagnose diseases early. But especially in low income countries, going to a hospital to get a diagnosis can be both expensive and impractical. Point-of-care diagnostics can identify preventable diseases early and at lower costs. Thus and area of research is identifying how effective they are in comparison to traditional testing.