Journal of
Medical Laboratory and Diagnosis

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Lab. Diagn.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2618
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMLD
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 55

Review

Review on convectional and advanced diagnostic techniques of human tuberculosis

Tadesse Birhanu*
  • Tadesse Birhanu*
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Wollega University, P.O. Box 395, Nekemte, Ethiopia.
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Eyasu Ejeta
  • Eyasu Ejeta
  • Departement of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Wollega University, P.O. Box 395, Nekemte, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 12 December 2012
  •  Accepted: 03 February 2015
  •  Published: 28 February 2015

Abstract

Tuberculosis is a major health problem throughout the world causing large number of deaths, more than that of any other single infectious disease. Accurate and early diagnosis of tuberculosis is important for its effective management. The continued development of affordable, sensitive, and specific diagnostic tools will be required for use in resource-poor settings, where the incidence of disease is the highest like Ethiopia. This paper was done to give concise review on various convectional and advanced diagnostic techniques of human tuberculosis, focused on diagnostic techniques used in clinical and research setting in Ethiopia.

 

Key words: Convectional diagnostic, advanced diagnostic, human tuberculosis, Ethiopia