Test characteristics and potential impact of the urine LAM lateral flow assay in HIV-infected outpatients under investigation for TB and able to self-expectorate sputum for diagnostic testing

@inproceedings{Peter2015TestCA,
  title={Test characteristics and potential impact of the urine LAM lateral flow assay in HIV-infected outpatients under investigation for TB and able to self-expectorate sputum for diagnostic testing},
  author={Jonathan Grant Peter and Grant Theron and Duncan Chanda and Petra Clowes and Andrea Rachow and Maia Lesosky and Michael Hoelscher and Peter B Mwaba and Alex S. Pym and Keertan Dheda},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The commercially available urine LAM strip test, a point-of-care tuberculosis (TB) assay, requires evaluation in a primary care setting where it is most needed. There is currently inadequate data to guide implementation in TB and HIV-endemic settings. METHODS Adult HIV-infected outpatients with suspected pulmonary TB able to self-expectorate sputum from four primary clinics in South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania underwent diagnostic evaluation [sputum smear microscopy, Xpert-MTB/RIF… CONTINUE READING
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