WHO Publishes Framework for Evaluating Tuberculosis Immunodiagnostics

July 31, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a framework for manufacturers, researchers and regulators for evaluating new tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic tests.

Citing a growing need for increased TB testing, the WHO said that approximately a quarter of the world’s population is estimated to be infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis, a pathogen that puts them at risk of progressing to disease.

The new framework for assessing TB tests includes standard study designs and evaluation protocols.

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