Items tagged with Diagnostics

UNITAID report reviews new TB diagnostics and calls for more innovation (post with simple image)

The updated edition of the UNITAID Tuberculosis Diagnostics Technology and Market Landscape report reviews current and potential technologies and critical market challenges to improved access to better TB diagnostics.

Brazil, China, India and South Africa offer big opportunities for TB diagnostics (post with simple image)

A new report from FIND, McGill International TB Centre, and UNITAID, entitled “TB Diagnostics Market in Select High-Burden Countries: Current Market and Future Opportunities for Novel Diagnostics”, notes that there is already a sizeable TB diagnostic market in these four countries.

Guide for providing technical support to TB laboratories in low- and middle-income countries (post with simple image)

The guide is intended to familiarize those who are providing technical assistance to TB laboratories in low- and middle-income countries with WHO recommendations and international best practices.

WHO policy guidance: The use of lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay (LF-LAM) for the diagnosis and screening of active TB in people living with HIV (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has evaluated a new diagnostic test - Alere DetermineTM - a urine lateral flow lipoarabinomannan assay (LF-LAM,) to determine its suitability for use in the screening or diagnosis of tuberculosis disease.

GLI Core Group: Call for applications (post with simple image)

The Global Laboratory Inititiave (GLI) secretariat announces a "Call for applications" for new members of the GLI Core Group for the 2016-2017 term.

Work plan template for Xpert MTB/RIF® implementation and scale-up (post with simple image)

The work plan template is intended to guide the implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing in facilities providing clinical services.

Study finds TB urine test saves lives (post with simple image)

Activists call for test to be used in South African public health system.

Handbook on TB laboratory diagnostic methods for the European Union (post with simple image)

The handbook is a comprehensive compilation of key methods in the field of TB diagnostics for laboratories serving reference functions in Europe.   

World Health Organization recommends shorter treatment for multidrug-resistant TB (post with simple image)

New World Health Organization recommendations aim to speed up detection and improve treatment outcomes for multidrug-resistant TB through use of a novel rapid diagnostic test and a shorter, cheaper treatment regimen.

Advocates call for the Ministry of Health in Cote d’Ivoire to adopt new TB test (post with simple image)

TB advocates urge the Ministry of Health in Cote d’Ivoire to introduce a new, simple, and rapid TB test, TB LAM, which detects TB antigens in urine, and is an important tool for detecting TB in certain populations living with HIV.

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