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African Society for Laboratory Medicine

African Society for Laboratory Medicine a system for networking, sharing information, making contacts and a resource for obtaining knowledge and best practices in laboratory management and practice in order to strengthen public health laboratories and increase access and quality of laboratory services on the African continent.

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RDT Info - Rapid Diagnostic Tests Information

RDT Info is an informational resource on rapid diagnostic tests and was developed for public health program managers and decision makers working in developing countries or other low-resource settings.

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Stop TB Partnership

The Stop TB Partnership's aim is to realize the goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. STOP TB has a list of resources published on their website and freely available to download, including several technical publications. With particular relevance to the field of diagnostics include following publications:
New laboratory diagnostic tools for tuberculosis control
HIV Testing for all TB patients
Pathways to better diagnostics for tuberculosis: A blueprint for the development of TB

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STARD - Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies

The objective of the STARD initiative is to improve the accuracy and completeness of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy, to allow readers to assess the potential for bias in the study (internal validity) and to evaluate its generalisability (external validity).

The STARD site contains background information on the development of the STARD (STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies) including a checklist and flow diagram.

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Diagnostic Product Specification for Visceral Leishmaniasis

Through collaboration with 28 Disease Experts, TDR has prepared a produced a document outlining the product specification of tests to be developed for Visceral Leishmaniasis.

TDR, a Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged.

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