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: 54

Table of Content: February 2014; 5(2)

February 2014

Laboratory diagnostic systems used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in Ethiopia: A systematic review

Laboratories and laboratory tests are fundamental components of tuberculosis control programme; providing testing for diagnosis, surveillance and treatment monitoring at every level of health care system. This review is therefore, aimed at comparing and summarizing data on these laboratory systems used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in Ethiopia. A systematic review of literature addressing the diagnosis of...

Author(s): Addisu Melese Dagnaw and Balew Zeleke Tiruneh

February 2014

Total and CD4+ T- lymphocyte count correlation in newly diagnosed HIV patients in resource-limited setting

Few clinical settings in resource-limited countries perform CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts required as a baseline test for antiretroviral therapy. We investigated CD4 count in newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients attending our treatment centre and evaluated suitability of total lymphocyte count (TLC) as a surrogate marker for CD4+T-lymphocyte count required as a yardstick for initiating antiretroviral therapy. Usefulness of...

Author(s): Fasakin KA⊃, Omisakin CT⊃, Esan AJ⊃, Adebara IO⊃, Owoseni IS⊃, Omoniyi DP⊃, Ajayi OD⁴, Ogundare RG⁵ and Moronkeji MB⁶