Sensitivity of LED driven microscopy being superior to brightfield microscopy being reconfirmed in recent pubblication by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
A new publication, just appeared int he latest PHA (Public Health Action) of September 2013., confirms again the usability and advantages of LED based fluorescence microscopy over brightfield microscopy.
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In this large scale study conducted in 2001 Medical Schools in India, where LED-FM has been recently introduced, the sensitivity over a huge sample (almost a quarter million suspects) from the same period is showing an almost 20% increase in sensitivity.
Although the study is not done ont he same samples exactly, and there is no culture gold-standard comparison, given the high numbers, and the significant increase in positive findings, is a good estimate indicator of increased sensitivity.
This communication further strengthens the conviction of ConsultASK, that our Fluorobot project has a huge potential, in high burden and workload settings.