Monthly Archives: August 2013

TBDx and GXP: A Diagnostic Algorithm For Increasing TB Case Findings and Reducing Costs

In the first post, of this three-part series, we have advocated for the relevance of smear microscopy as an important diagnostic tool in the fight against tuberculosis by adding innovative capabilities that leverage the use of digital technologies.  In the … Continue reading

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Strengthening Smear Microscopy – Embracing Computer-Vision and Digital Analysis

Today, depending on the setting, smear microscopy will have a sensitivity range from 40%-60%, leaving far too many TB patient cases undetected.  Undetected patients return to the general population and ensure the ongoing transmission of the disease.  It is not … Continue reading

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Smear Microscopy – Can it Remain Relevant in an Expanding Molecular Diagnostic World?

This is the first post in a three-part blog series on smear microscopy – it’s continuing role in TB diagnostics, how it can be improved, and how it can be combined with GeneXpert and other molecular diagnostic technologies to increase … Continue reading

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