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Figure 3

From: Point-of-care detection of lipoarabinomannan (LAM) in urine for diagnosis of HIV-associated tuberculosis: a state of the art review

Figure 3

Photograph of a Determine TB-LAM test strip showing the sample pad to which 60 μL of the test urine is applied.

After 25–35 minutes of incubation at room temperature, the control band is checked and the sample test result is read. Reading may be facilitated by comparison to the reference card. The presence of a band in the sample window of similar or greater intensity to the weakest positive on the reference card indicates the presence of lipoarabinomannan (LAM) in the urine.

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