Highlighted Diagnostic Resources
FIND DxConnect virtual biobank directory
FIND has established a virtual platform for researchers and institutions to make their NTD research interests and sample collections visible to the international community, to enable sharing of biological materials, and to attract collaborative projects.
Schistosomiasis Diagnostics resources
Webinar | Lab to the field; molecular diagnostics in low resource settings
In this ISNTDConnect, we are showcasing exciting innovation in molecular diagnostics in low resource settings, a laboratory in a suitcase, developed by Xpedite Diagnostics for molecular work in resource limited settings.
FIND NTD Test Directory
FIND launch an open-access, fully searchable online portal for NTD diagnostics and invite the NTD community to contribute their tests.
Diagnosis of schistosomiasis by CCA or CAA detecting lateral flow tests
The GSA hosted an online symposium on Diagnosis of schistosomiasis by CCA or CAA detecting lateral flow tests: Facts and challenges, on June 14 2022, supported by the INSPiRED project.
WHO | Sharing and reuse of health-related data for research purposes: WHO policy and implementation guidance
Development of training competencies to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of FGS for health workers
Addressing a silent and neglected scourge in sexual and reproductive health in Sub-Saharan Africa by development of training competencies to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) for health workers
WHO | launch of One Health companion document
This companion document provides guidance on what actions are needed – by programme managers, countries, international organizations, and non-State actors – to take a One Health approach to achieve the WHO NTD road map 2021-2030 targets.
Diagnostic target product profiles for monitoring, evaluation and surveillance of schistosomiasis control programmes
World Health Organization. (2021). Diagnostic target product profiles for monitoring, evaluation and surveillance of schistosomiasis control programmes.
Countdown Nigeria Training Guide For The Case Management Of Women And Girls With Symptoms Of Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS)
This training guide supports the diagnosis and care of suspected female genital schistosomiasis and how to appropriately refer women or girls for further investigation when required.
Communication piece on commercially available diagnostic tests
The GSA Diagnostics work stream has developed a communications piece listing all commercially available diagnostics for Schistosomiasis. Available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Genital self-sampling compared with cervicovaginal lavage for the diagnosis of female genital schistosomiasis in Zambian women: The BILHIV study.
Given the potentially causal association of female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) with HIV-1 infection, improved diagnostics are urgently needed to scale-up FGS surveillance. The BILHIV (bilharzia and HIV) study assessed the performance of home-based self-collection methods (cervical and vaginal swabs) compared to cervicovaginal lavage (CVL) for the detection of Schistosoma DNA by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Meeting Report: WHO Diagnostic Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases
The first meeting of the Diagnostic Technical Advisory Group (DTAG), an advisory group to the WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, was held at the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, Switzerland, on 30–31 October 2019.
Sensitive diagnostic tools and targeted drug administration strategies are needed to eliminate schistosomiasis
To interrupt the transmission of, and eventually eliminate, schistosomiasis, better local targeting of preventive chemotherapy, in combination with highly sensitive diagnostic tools, is crucial.
Detecting Schistosoma mansoni infections among pre-school-aged children in southern Ghana: a diagnostic comparison of urine-CCA, real-time PCR and Kato-Katz assays
To better assess the infection burden within pre-school aged children this article provides a comparative assessment of the prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni in pre-school-aged children by urine circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) dipsticks, real-time PCR Taqman® faecal assays and Kato-Katz coproscopy.
Translating preventive chemotherapy prevalence thresholds for Schistosoma mansoni from the Kato-Katz technique into the point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen diagnostic test
Operational research on POC-CCA and Kato-Katz prevalence thresholds for S. mansoni mapping, control and surveillance.
Bilharziose génitale chez la femme : atlas de poche pour les professionnels de la santé.
Cet atlas de poche de la bilharziose génitale féminine a été élaboré comme une aide visuelle pour sensibiliser sur l’infection et faciliter le diagnostic clinique par les professionnels de santé travaillant dans des environnements à faibles ressources, en particulier dans les zones rurales où la bilharziose est endémique.
WHO Pocket Atlas for Healthcare Professionals to Diagnose Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS)
This Female Genital Schistosomiasis Pocket Atlas has been developed as a visual aid to raise awareness of the infection and to facilitate clinical diagnosis by clinical health-care professionals working in low-resource settings, especially in rural areas where schistosomiasis is endemic.