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: November 2012; 3(2)

November 2012

Laboratory diagnosis of malaria: Comparing giemsa stained thick blood films with rapid diagnostic test (RDT) in an endemic setting in North-west Nigeria

Malaria microscopy will continue to remain the gold standard for the diagnosis of malaria, but prolonged turnaround time and lack of malaria microscopist that are associated with this technique continue to impact on the quality of service rendered by the laboratory, especially the turnaround time, which is one of the quality indicators to measure laboratory quality systems. The prolonged turnaround time and lack of...

Author(s): James Ameh, Rakiya Muhammad Ahmad, Nelson Ekeh, Pussam Linga, Zirra Mangoro, Asiya Umar Imam, Peter Akeredolu and Shuaibu Hudu

November 2012

Percutaneous needle biopsy in the diagnosis of soft tissue tumors – A potent tool in underdeveloped countries

Fine needle aspiration biopsy is a useful tool in the pre-operative evaluation and grading of soft tissue tumors, and offer patients the advantage of neo-adjuvant/ adjuvant chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Our study aimed at correlating the clinical, radiological and cytological findings of benign and malignant tumors of soft tissues and evaluating the usefulness of percutaneous needle biopsy as a diagnostic tool. Out of a...

Author(s): Jaseem Hasan, S. Shamshad Ahmad, Kafil Akhtar, Shaista M. Vasenwala and Mehar Aziz