Items tagged with Diagnostics

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.

Activists call for withdrawal of substandard TB test from India (post with simple image)

TB activists urge the Drug Controller General of India to withdraw GeneDrive test for TB from the Indian market.

2016 i-Base/TAG Pipeline Report (post with simple image)

Latest annual review on HIV and TB drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, preventive technologies, research toward a cure, and immune-based and gene therapies in development.

A diagnostics breakthrough (post with simple image)

Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants is working with medical device start-up WaveGuide Corporation on a world first to tackle the global problem of tuberculosis (TB), as well as other diseases. The two companies are developing a unique portable nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) scanner to provide fast, low-cost, point-of-care (POC) testing for disease in developing countries and geographically remote locations.

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