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Research Article

Diagnostic Accuracy of a Prototype Point-of-Care Test for Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis under Field Conditions in The Gambia and Senegal

  • Emma M. Harding-Esch,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Martin J. Holland,

    Affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • Jean-François Schémann,

    Affiliation: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Dakar, Sénégal

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  • Sandra Molina,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Isatou Sarr,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • Aura A. Andreasen,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Chrissy h. Roberts,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Ansumana Sillah,

    Affiliation: National Eye Care Programme, Ministry of Health, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • Boubacar Sarr,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte contre la Cécité, Ministère de la Santé, Dakar, Sénégal

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  • Edward F. Harding,

    Affiliation: Ely, United Kingdom

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  • Tansy Edwards,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Robin L. Bailey,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • David C. W. Mabey mail

    david.mabey@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 02, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001234

About the Authors

Emma M. Harding-Esch, Martin J. Holland, Sandra Molina, Aura A. Andreasen, Chrissy h. Roberts, Tansy Edwards, Robin L. Bailey, David C. W. Mabey
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Martin J. Holland, Isatou Sarr
Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia
Jean-François Schémann
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Dakar, Sénégal
Ansumana Sillah
National Eye Care Programme, Ministry of Health, Banjul, The Gambia
Boubacar Sarr
Programme National de Lutte contre la Cécité, Ministère de la Santé, Dakar, Sénégal
Edward F. Harding
Ely, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: david.mabey@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EHE MH JFS AS BS RB DM. Performed the experiments: EHE MH SM IS CR AA. Analyzed the data: EHE EH TE MH JFS AS BS CR RB DM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EHE MH CR. Wrote the paper: EHE RB DM. Acquired field data: EHE JFS AS BS MH RB. Critically read and contributed to the manuscript, saw and approved the final version: EHE MH JFS SM IS AA CR AS BS EH TE RB DM.