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Patients may not stay in one place very long Patients can include a large proportion of transitory or dispersed populations with no formal ID or address, which means fast turnarounds and good sample tracking are essential. For example, one of the main drivers for a new Malaria screening test, developed by the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (www.finddiagnostics.org), is use of localised high throughput processing in the field. Samples are collected, tested and treatment is issued within one day to ensure the best chance of finding positive patients again. GPS tracking is also increasingly used during sample collection to log the patient’s exact location (typically in their home) and enabling them to be more easily located for treatment; the technology is also invaluable in monitoring the geographical spread of disease.