Nature Reviews Microbiology Evaluating Diagnostics: The STI Guide is the second supplement in a series of user-friendly operational guides explaining how to conduct evaluations for diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.

This supplement includes six articles:

1. Peeling RW. Evaluating diagnostics: STIs (2006) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (December):S1.

http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v4/n12_supp/full/nrmicro1561.html

2. Peeling RW, Smith PG, Bossuyt PM. A guide for diagnostic evaluations (2006) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (December): S2-S6.

http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v5/n11_supp/full/nrmicro1522.html

3. Peeling RW, Mabey D, Herring A, Hook EW 3rd. Why do we need quality-assured diagnostic tests for sexually transmitted infections (2006) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (December): S7-S19.

http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v4/n12/full/nrmicro1555.html

4. The TDR Diagnostics Evaluation Expert Panel. Evaluation of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases: general principles (2006) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (December): S20-S30.

http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v5/n11_supp/full/nrmicro1523.html

5. WHO/ TDR Sexually Transmitted Diseases Diagnostics Initiative. Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests: syphilis (2006) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (December): S31-S38.

http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v4/n12_supp/full/nrmicro1563.html

6. WHO/TDR Sexually Transmitted Diseases Diagnostics Initiative. Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests: chlamydia and gonorrhoea (2006) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (December): S39-S48.

http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v4/n12_supp/full/nrmicro1562.html

All six articles are available for download, as PDFs, and are listed under "Useful Resources" at the right-hand side of this page.

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