North London TB Journal Club
North London TB Journal Club meets monthly. It is organised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, the MRC Clinical Trials Unit and Médecins Sans Frontières' Manson Unit. Colleagues from associated institutions are more than welcome to participate. Read more
STAND Laboratory Manuals
UCL and TB Alliance are making publicly available the mycobacteriology laboratory manuals for two ongoing clinical trials, NC-005, a phase 2b clinical trial which includes quantitative mycobacteriology, and STAND, a phase 3 clinical trial. The STAND study has three separate manuals, a master manual which covers all laboratory procedures, a quality manual which provides forms for the recording of data, and a site manual which covers site-level procedures like processing of sputum samples. The NC-005 manual covers quantitative mycobacteriology procedures which are not covered in the STAND manual. The goal of making these manuals publicly available is to provide a useable template for other TB clinical trial organizations creating their own mycolaboratory manuals, as well as to facilitate comparison of procedures being employed across the field.
The following Lab Manuals are available for download:
- STAND "Master" Mycolaboratory Manual - covers all laboratory procedures
- STAND "Quality" Manual - covers forms for the recording of data
- STAND "Site" Manual - covers site-level procedures like processing of sputum samples.
- NC-005 Manual - covers additional quantitative mycobacteriology procedures
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Tuberculosis: Advances in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology, No. 21: Laboratory Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies
Tuberculosis is a global health threat and the unique features of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and emergence of drug-resistant strains highlight the challenge it presents. Covering a wealth of state-of-the-art knowledge from active international experts, this book captures the latest developments in the advent of bacteriological, immunological and molecular tools for diagnosis and the development of new drugs.
It shows how the challenge of tuberculosis is currently being met, providing insight into the evidence base underlying new developments in diagnosis, drug development and treatment.
Detect and Prevent Workshop
A UCL/Tanzania multi-agency joint participatory workshop was held in June 2016. Download the report