Importance of Line Probe Assay in diagnosis of TB | Indus Hospital & Health Network

Importance of Line Probe Assay in diagnosis of TB

Pakistan is among thirty countries with high tuberculosis (TB) burden. Rapid and accurate drug susceptibility testing is essential for the treatment of multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB). Improved understanding of the molecular basis of drug resistance can lead to the development of a plethora of genotypic-based methods for the rapid determination of susceptibility and resistance to anti-TB drugs.

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Time Topic Speaker
09:00 – 09:05 am Recitation
09:10 – 09:30 am Overview of Genotypic test for the diagnosis of TB Dr. Amna Umer
09:35 – 09: 55 am Principal of Line Probe Assay Azka Ashraf
10:00 – 10:20 am Line Probe Assay (LPA) Interpretation and Reporting
· First Line
· Second Line
Dr. Fareeha Adnan Sunil Asif
10:25 -10:45 am Discordance of Genotypic and Phenotypic DST Dr. Nazia Khursheed
10:50 -11:10 am TEA BREAK
11:15 am – 01:00 pm Hands On Procedure of LPA / Interpretation of LPA Dr. Fareeha Adnan Sunil Asif


Dr. Nazia Khursheed
Dr. Fareeha Adnan
Azka Ashraf
Sunil Asif
Dr. Amna Umer


Dr. Adeel Zafar
Resident Microbiology, Department of Pathology
The Indus Hospital, Korangi Campus

Who should attend?

Consultants & Residents of Pathology
Consultants & Residents of Infectious Disease
Consultants & Residents of Pulmonology/Medicine
Medical Laboratory Technologists

For information, please contact:

Fariha Aziz
Assistant Supervisor CME Training

Organized by:

Department of Pathology

Event Details

July 06, 2021
09:00 am - 01:00 pm

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