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: 56

Table of Content: August 2013; 4(3)

August 2013

Improving the case detection of pulmonary tuberculosis by bleach microscopy method in the North West of Nigeria

Microscopy of direct smears for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) remains the common method for the laboratory diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in most laboratories in our setting. The bleach microscopy method has been introduced and evaluated in different settings as an alternative to direct smear microscopy. However, this approach is yet to be evaluated in a typical government owned/public health laboratory in our setting...

Author(s): Ameh James, Shuaibu Uba Abba, Aminu Ibrahim, Henry Mbah, Humphrey Musuluma, Kingsley Ochei, Saffiatou Darboe and Kwasi Torpey

August 2013

Haematologic and biochemical indices of Plasmodium falciparum infected inhabitants of Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

In spite of threats malaria pose to public health, specific records on alterations in some haematologic and biochemical indices of inhabitants of Owerri Municipality infected with P. falciparum malaria have not received wide reports and documentation. Accordingly, the present study sought to investigate alterations in haematologic and biochemical indices of moderately P. falciparum infected male...

Author(s): Chikezie Paul Chidoka and Okpara Richard Tochukwu