April 2022 LabCoP Extended ECHO Session: Addressing Diagnostic Gaps in the TB Care Cascade: MTB/XDR Assays and Considerations for Implementation

April 20, 2022

On 14 April 2022 ASLM’s LabCoP convened an Extended ECHO session about addressing diagnostic gaps in the tuberculosis (TB) care cascade, which featured discussion about the MTB/XDR assays and considerations for their implementation. Presentations were made by Dr. Kogieleum Naidoo, Head of the HIV and Tuberculosis Treatment Program at the Centre for AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and Dr Shaheed V Omar, Senior Medical Scientist, Centre for Tuberculosis National TB Reference Laboratory National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa. The need to scale up access to TB testing, particularly multi drug-resistant TB and treatment services to increase accessibility, was discussed in view of the substantial gaps in timely diagnosis and treatment. Please follow the links here to view the recorded ECHO session and download the presentation slides.