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

There are five articles including:

1. Ridley R. Evaluating diagnostics: VL (2007) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (November): S1.

http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v5/n11_supp/full/nrmicro1765.html

2. RW Peeling, Smith PG, Bossuyt PM. A guide for diagnostic evaluations (2007) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (November): S2-SS6.

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

3. Chappuis F, Sundar S, Hailu A, Ghalib H, Rijal S, Peeling RW, Alvar J, Boelaert M. Visceral leishmaniasis: what are the needs for diagnosis, treatment and control? (2007) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (November): S7-S16.

http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v5/n11_supp/full/nrmicro1748.html

4. The TDR Diagnostic Evaluation Expert Panel. Evaluation of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases: general principles (2007) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (November): S17-S29.

http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v8/n12_supp/full/nrmicro1523.html

5. Boelaert M, Bhattacharya S, Chappuis F, El Safi SH, Hailu A, Mondal D, Rijal S, Sundar S, Wasunna M, Peeling RW. Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests: visceral leishmaniasis (2007) Nature Reviews Microbiology Supplement (November): S30-S39.

http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v5/n11_supp/full/nrmicro1766.html

All five 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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