This video seminar describes research to develop a low-cost, field-based test to detect several slow-clearing ACT drug compounds from unprocessed fingerstick blood samples

28th September 2016 • comment

The European Mobile Laboratory, EMLab, was the first EBOV diagnostics unit deployed to the outbreak epicentre by WHO in March 2014.

14th June 2016 • comment

Laboratory systems and diagnostic technologies are a critical pillar in the fight against malaria. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends diagnostic testing for all people with suspected malaria before treatment is administered.

25th April 2016 • comment

Call for Papers: Special issue on strengthening tuberculosis diagnostic networks in Africa - African Journal of Laboratory Medicine

22nd January 2016 • comment

From our colleagues at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) - The Role of Public Health Institutes in Achieving Public Health Goals

17th December 2015 • comment

East African Leaders Join Together to Develop Country-Specific Plans for Point-of-Care Testing.

25th November 2015 • comment
5th February 2015 • comment

An article highlighting the importance of diagnostics for NTDs, and providing a good overview on their development from a policy perspective.

11th March 2014 • comment

Prioritizing Congenital Syphilis Control in South China: A Decision Analytic Model to Inform Policy Implementation

by Nicholas X. Tan, Chara Rydzak, Li-Gang Yang, Peter Vickerman, Bin Yang, Rosanna W. Peeling, Sarah Hawkes, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Joseph D. Tucker
23rd October 2013 • comment

Postmarket Surveillance of Medical Devices: A Comparison of Strategies in the US, EU, Japan, and China

by Daniel B. Kramer, Yongtian T. Tan, Chiaki Sato, Aaron S. Kesselheim
23rd October 2013 • comment

Validation of Two Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Kenya

by Jane Mbui, Monique Wasunna, Manica Balasegaram, Adrian Laussemayer, Rashid Juma, Simon Njoroge Njenga, George Kirigi, Mark Riongoita, Roberto de la Tour, Joke van Peteghem, Raymond Omollo, Francois Chappui
23rd October 2013 • comment

Use of Expert Panels to Define the Reference Standard in Diagnostic Research: A Systematic Review of Published Methods and Reporting

by Loes c. M. Vertens, Berna D. L. Broekhuizen, Christiana A. Naaktgeboren, Frans H. Rutten, Amy W. Hoes, Yvonne van Mourik, Karel G. M. Moons, Johannes B. Reitsma
22nd October 2013 • comment

How to Improve the early Diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection: Relationship between Validated Conventional Diagnosis and Quantitative DNA Amplification in Congenitally Infected Children

by Jacqueline Bua, Bibiana J. Volta, Alina E. Perrone, Karenina Scollo, Elsa B. Velazquez, Andres M. Ruiz, Ana M. De Rissio, Rita L. Cardoni
22nd October 2013 • comment

Identification of Seroreactive Proteins of Leptospira interrogans Serovar Copenhageni Using a High-Density Protein Microarray Approach

by Carolina Lessa-Aquino, Camila Borges Rodrigues, Jozelyn Pablo, Rie Sasaki, Algis Jasinskas, Li Liang, Elsio A. Wunder Jr, Guilherme S. Ribeiro, Adam Vigil, Ricardo Galler, Douglas Molina, Xiaowu Liang, Mitermayer G. Reis, Albert I. Ko, Marco Alberto Medeiros, Philip L. Felgner
21st October 2013 • comment

Diagnostic Accuracy of Loopamp Trypanosoma brucei Detection Kit for Diagnosis of Human African Trypanosomiasis in Clinical Samples

by Patrick Mitashi, Epco Hasker, Dieudonne Mumba Ngoyi, Pati Patient Pyana, Veerle Lejon, Wim Van der Veken, Pascal Lutumba, Philippe Buscher, Marleen Boelaert, Stijn Deborggraeve

   

21st October 2013 • comment

Analytical and Clinical Performance of the CDC Real Time RT-PCR Assay for Detection and Typing of Dengue Virus

by Gilberto A Santiago, Edgardo Vergne, Yashira Quiles, Joan Cosme, Jesus Vazquez, Juan F. Medina, Freddy Medina, Candimar Colon, Harold Margolis, Jorge L. Munoz-Jordan
19th July 2013 • comment

Evaluation of a Typhoid/Paratyphoid Diagnostic Assay (TPTest) Detecting Anti-Salmonella IgA in Secretions of Peripheral Blood in Lymphocytes in Patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh

by Farhana Khanam, Alaullah Sheikh, Abu Sayeed, Saraur Bhuiyan, Feroza Kaneez Choudhury, Umme Salma, Shahnaz Pervin, Tania Sultana, Dilruba Ahmed, Doli Goswami, Lokman Hossain, KZ Mamun, Richell C Charles, W. Abdullah Brooks, Stephen B. Calderwood, Alejandro Cravioto, Edward T Ryan, Firdausi Qadri
19th July 2013 • comment

Prospective Evaluation of Three Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Diagnosis of Human Leptospirosis

by Marga GA Goris, Mariska MG Leeflang, Martin Loden, Jiri FP Wagenaar, Paul Klatser, Rudy A Hartseerl, Kimberly R Boer
19th July 2013 • comment
5th July 2013 • comment

Randomised Clinical Trial Investigating the Specificity of Novel Skin Test (C-Tb) for Diagnosis of M. tuberculosis Infection

by Henrik Aggerbeck, Rafaela Giemza, Paulatsya Joshi, Pernille N. Tingskov, Soren T. Hoff, Julia Boyle, Peter Andersen, David J. M. Lewis
26th May 2013 • comment

Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bihar India: Comparison of the rK39 Rapid Diagnostic Test on Whole Blood Versus Serum

by Greg Matlashewski, Vidya Nand Ravi Das, Krishna Pandey, Dharmendra Singh, Sushmita Das, Ayan Kumar Ghosh, Ravindra Nath Pandey, Pradeep Das
26th May 2013 • comment

Xpert MTB/RIF assay for pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults

by Karen R Steingart, Hojoon Sohn, Ian Schiller, Lorie A Kloda, Catharine C Boehme, Madhu Pai, Nandini Dendukuri
6th March 2013 • comment

Rapid Syphilis Testing Uptake for Female Sex Workers at Sex Venues in Southern China: Implication for Expanding Syphilis Screening

by Xiang-Sheng Chen, Yeu-Ping Yin, Crystal Shen, Guo-Gu Liu, Zheng-Jun Zhu, Wan-Hui Wei, Hong-Chun Wang, Shui-Jie Huang, Jing Li, Joseph D Tucker, David Mabey, Rosanna Peeling
6th March 2013 • comment

Development and Validation of a Novel Diagnostic Test for Human Brucellosis Using a Glyco-engineered Antigen Coupled to Magnetic Beads

by Andrés E. Ciocchini, Diego A. Rey Serantes, Luciano J. Melli, Jeremy A. Iwashkiw, Bettina Deodata, Jorge Wallach, Mario F. FEldman, Juan E. Ugalde, Diego J. Comerci
27th February 2013 • comment

Diagnosis of Brugian Filariasis by Loop- Mediated Isothermal Amplification

by Catherine B. Poole, Nathan A. Tanner, Yinhua Zhang, Thomas C. Evans Jr., Clotilde K. S. Carlow
10th January 2013 • comment

Leishmaniasis Direct Agglutination Test: Using Pictorials as Training Materials to REduce Inter-Reader Variability and Improve Accuracy

by Emily R Adams, Diane Jacquet, Gerard Schoone, Kamlesh Gidwani, Marleern Boelaert, Jane Cunningham
7th January 2013 • comment

Field Evaluation and Impact on Clinical Management of a Rapid Diagnostic Kit That Detects Dengue NS1, IgM and IgG

by Anne-Claire Andries, Veasna Duong, Chantha Ngan, Sivuth Ong, Rekol Huy, Kim Kim Sroin, Vantha Te, Bunthin Y, Patrich Lorn Try, Philippe Buchy
7th January 2013 • comment

Uptake of Home-Based Voluntary HIV Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Met-Analysis

by Kalpana Sabapathy, Rafael Van den Bergh, Sarah Fidler, Richard Hayes, Nathan Ford
7th January 2013 • comment
21st November 2012 • comment
4th September 2012 • comment
14th August 2012 • comment

Visceral leishmaniasis: what are the needs for diagnosis, treatment and control?

by François Chappuis, Shyam Sundar, Asrat Hailu, Hashim Ghalib, Suman Rijal, Rosanna W. Peeling
23rd July 2012 • comment

Diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis

by Pankaj Srivastava, Anand Dayama, Sanjana Mehrotra, Shyam Sundar
23rd July 2012 • comment

Enteric fever diagnostics reviews

by Paula Bianca Blomquist
18th July 2012 • comment

Microfluid technologies

by Paula Bianca Blomquist
16th July 2012 • comment

Mobile Phone Based Clinical Microscopy for Global Health Applications

by David N. Breslauer, Robi N. Maamari, Neil A. Switz, Wilbur A. Lam, Daniel A. Fletcher
16th July 2012 • comment
16th July 2012 • comment

Web-Based Virtual Microscopy for Parasitology: A Novel Tool for Education and Quality Assurance

by Ewert Linder, Mikael Lundin, Cecilia Thors, Marianne Lebbad, Jadwiga Winiecka-Krusnell, Heikki Helin, Byron Leiva, Jorma Isola, Johan Lundin
16th July 2012 • comment

Direct susceptibility testing for multi drug resistant tuberculosis: a meta-analysis

by Freddie Bwanga, Sven Hoffner, Melles Haile, Moses L Joloba
16th July 2012 • comment
16th July 2012 • comment
16th July 2012 • comment

First International External Quality Assessment of Molecular Detection of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus

by Camille Escadafal, Stephan Olschlager, Tatjana Avsic Zupanc, Anna Papa, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Roman Wolfel, Ali Mirazimi, Annette Teichmann, Oliver Donoso Mantke, Matthias Niedriq
12th July 2012 • comment

The Human African Trypanosomiasis Specimen Biobank: A Necessary Tool to Support Research of New Diagnostics

by Jose R Franco, Pere P Simarro, Abdoulaye Diarra, Jose A. Ruiz-Postigo, Jean G. Jannin
11th July 2012 • comment

Point-of-Care Tests to Strengthen Health Systems and Save Newborn Lives: The Case of Syphilis

by David Mabey, Kimberly Sollis, Helen Kelly, Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Edward Bitarakwate, John Changalucha, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Yue-Pin Ying, Patricia Garcia, Susan Strasser, Namwinga Chintu, Tikki Pang, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Sedona Sweeney, Rosanna Peeling
10th July 2012 • comment

A Research Agenda for Helminth Diseases of Humans: Diagnostics for Control and Elimination Programmes

by James S. McCarthy, Sara Lustigman, Guo-Jing Yang, Rashida M. Barakat, Héctor H. García, Banchob Sripa, Arve Lee Willingham, Roger K. Prichard, María-Gloria Basáñez
10th July 2012 • comment

Diagnostic Accuracy of Molecular Amplification Tests for Human African Trypanosomiasis—Systematic Review

by Claire M. Mugasa, Emily R. Adams, Kimberly R. Boer, Heleen C. Dyserinck, Philippe Büscher
10th July 2012 • comment

Towards Point-of-Care Diagnostic and Staging Tools for Human African Trypanosomiaisis

by Enock Matovu, Anne Juliet Kazibwe, Claire Mack Mugasa, Joseph Mathu Ndungu, Zablon Kithingi
10th July 2012 • comment

Free treatment, rapid malaria diagnostic tests and malaria village workers can hasten progress toward achieving the malaria related millennium development goals

by Katie Tayler-Smith, Alice Kociejowski ,1,3 ,3 Mit, Nadine de Lamotte, Seco Gerard, Frederique Ponsar, Mit Philips, Rony Zachariah
10th July 2012 • comment

Toward fast malaria detection by secondary speckle sensing microscopy

by Dan Cojoc, Sara Finaurini, Pavel Livshits, Eran Gur, Alon Shapira, Vicente Mico, Zeev Zalevsky
10th July 2012 • comment
10th July 2012 • comment

Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection in Zambia through mobile phone texting of blood test results

by Phil Seidenberg, Stephen Nicholson , Merrick Schaefer, Katherine Semrau, Maximillian Bweupe, Noel Masese, Rachael Bonawitz, Lastone Chitembo, Caitlin Goggin, Donald M Thea
10th July 2012 • comment
10th July 2012 • comment

Multi-site evaluation of a point-of-care instrument for CD4+ T cell enumeration using venous and finger prick blood: the PIMA CD4

by Papa Alassana Diaw, Geraldine Daneau, Abdoul Coly, Birahim Pierre Ndiaye, Dribril Wade, Makhtar Camara, Souleymane Mboup, Luc Kestens, Tandakha Ndiaye Dieye
9th July 2012 • comment

Providing Immediate CD4 Count Results at HIV Testing Improves ART Initiation

by Mamsallah Faal, Nicolette Naidoo, Deborah K. Glencross, Willem D. F. Venter, Regina Osih
9th July 2012 • comment

The point of point-of-care testing

by Seble G Kassaye, David Katzenstein
9th July 2012 • comment

CD4+ cell count testing more effective than HIV disease clinical staging in identifying pregnant and postpartum women eligible for antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings

by Rosalind Carter, Kate Dugan, Wafaa El-Sadr, Landon Myer, Juliana Otieno, Nattaya Pungpapong, Patricia Toro, Elaine Abrams
9th July 2012 • comment

Why do we need a point-of-care CD4 test for low-income countries?

by R. Zachariah, S. Reid, P. Chaillet, M. Massaquoi, E. Schouten, A. Harries
5th July 2012 • comment

This review, written by Ruth McNerney and Peter Daley, provides an overview of the state of research into point-of-care diagnostics for active tuberculosis and highlights the barriers to the development of these tests.

2nd March 2012 • comment
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16th February 2012 • comment

Fabric Diagnostics

by Paridhi Bhandari, Tanya Narahari, Dhananjaya Dendukuri
13th February 2012 • comment