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Tropical Medicine Point-of-Care Testing


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Tropical medicine point-of-care testing

*NEW: Published January 2020* 

‘This book is an excellent contribution to the practice of tropical medicine. It is not only useful for laboratory workers but also for doctors and students from tropical countries as well as those who want to work in the tropics for some time.’
Ed Zijlstra, Rotterdam Centre for Tropical Medicine, the Netherlands (MT Bulletin NVTG April 2020 Volume 58)

Monica Cheesbrough’s latest book sets out the central role of district laboratory practice in achieving universal health coverage, and the targets of the “Health and Well-being” goal of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development:

“By 2030 ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combating hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases”


“… by 2030 reducing by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases”.

Using a modern colour format, the book is divided into three sections.

Section 1

How to strengthen the quality of district laboratory practice. Especially quality management, safety, continuing professional development and laboratory accreditation.

Section 2

The most recently developed point-of-care tests that can provide same day diagnosis of communicable diseases including for example:

malaria, trypanosomiasis, visceral leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, Buruli ulcer, dengue, tuberculosis, meningitis, HIV infection, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections and water-related infections, as well as differentiating bacterial from viral infections, investigating and monitor sepsis.

Section 3

The laboratory investigation of non-communicable diseases prevalent in tropical countries. Including diabetes mellitus, lipid disorders, kidney disease, liver disease and anaemia.


The preparation of Reagents, how to prepare SOPs, a Quality Management Checklist, SI Units, other district laboratory parasitology and haematology test procedures.

Tropical medicine point-of-care testing in short book specification

Size: 250 x 195mm Weight: 640g Pages: 364 Colour plates: 130, Laminated covers

This is a companion book to Tropical Medicine Microscopy 2020:

More from this author(s): Monica Cheesborough