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Not all microscopes are equal

Lumb, R., Van Deun, A., Kelly, R. and Bastian, Ivan (2006). Not all microscopes are equal. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease,10(2):227-229.

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Title Not all microscopes are equal
Author Lumb, R.
Van Deun, A.
Kelly, R.
Bastian, Ivan
Journal Name International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1027-3719   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 227
End Page 229
Place of Publication France
Publisher The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
HERDC Category C2 - Journal Article - Other contributions to refereed journal (internal)
Abstract A functional microscope is the most important and most expensive piece of equipment required for smear microscopy. Global Fund monies have provided a unique opportunity to equip laboratories in low-resource countries, but these funds must be spent wisely. Cheap microscopes are superficially appealing. However, higher-quality microscopes generally have better optics and last longer. International agencies should consider establishing a purchasing service to assist countries in their microscope procurement. Such a system would provide quality assurance and increased purchasing power.
Keywords tuberculosis
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