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Low specificity of HIV-testing on sputum specimens kept at ambient temperatures for 4 to 7 days: a blinded comparison

  • Saidi M Egwaga1,
  • Timothy M Chonde2,
  • Mecky I Matee3,
  • Sayoki G Mfinanga4,
  • Prosper E Ngowi2,
  • Fred Lwilla1 and
  • Frank GJ Cobelens5, 6Email author
BMC Clinical Pathology20077:8

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6890-7-8

Received: 23 February 2007

Accepted: 19 September 2007

Published: 19 September 2007

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Original Submission
23 Feb 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Apr 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nelson Michael
2 May 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Patrick Sullivan
28 Jun 2007 Author responded Author comments - Frank Cobelens
Resubmission - Version 3
28 Jun 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 3
28 Jun 2007 Author responded Author comments - Frank Cobelens
Resubmission - Version 4
28 Jun 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 4
2 Aug 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Patrick Sullivan
11 Sep 2007 Author responded Author comments - Frank Cobelens
Resubmission - Version 5
11 Sep 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
19 Sep 2007 Editorially accepted
19 Sep 2007 Article published 10.1186/1472-6890-7-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program
(2)
Central Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory
(3)
Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences
(4)
National Institute for Medical Research, Muhimbili Medical Research Centre
(5)
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
(6)
Center for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center

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