Mweemba W. Muvwimi

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SETTING National TB Reference Laboratory, Zambia. OBJECTIVE To compare four TB culture systems when used in a resource-limited setting. DESIGN Comparison of four culture systems: automated Mycobacterium Growth Indicator Tube (AMGIT) 960, manual MGIT (MMGIT) and two Löwenstein-Jensen (LJ) culture media-commercial (CLJ) and homemade (HLJ). RESULTS A(More)
SETTING The expansion of culture has been proposed to aid tuberculosis (TB) control in developing countries. OBJECTIVES To examine the cost and cost-effectiveness at the Zambian National TB Reference Laboratory of homemade and commercially produced Löwenstein-Jensen culture (HLJ and CLJ) as well as automated and manually read liquid culture (AMGIT and(More)
The World Health Organization recommends the roll-out of light-emitting diode (LED) fluorescent microscopes (FM) as an alternative to light microscopes in resource-limited settings. We evaluated the acceptability and performance of three LED FMs after a short orientation among laboratory technicians from government health centers in Zambia. Sixteen(More)
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