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Performance of malaria microscopy external quality assessment and networking among health facilities in west Amhara region, Ethiopia

May 21, 2020 - 06:35 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Tegegne B, Ejigu K, Alemu G, Fetene Y, Endaylalu K, Melese M
Reference: 
BMC Infect Dis. 2020 May 19; 20(1):355

Microscopic examination of peripheral blood smear produces reliable results both about the malaria infection status and level of parasitemia. However, test results are affected by skill of the laboratory personnel, workload, condition of microscopes and quality of laboratory supplies. Therefore, continuous monitoring of the performance of laboratories is of pivotal importance in order to make timely correction.

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