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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09:00 – 09:05 amRecitation
09:10 – 09:30 amOverview of Genotypic test for the diagnosis of TBDr. Amna Umer
09:35 – 09: 55 amPrincipal of Line Probe AssayAzka Ashraf
10:00 – 10:20 amLine Probe Assay (LPA) Interpretation and Reporting
· First Line
· Second Line
Dr. Fareeha Adnan Sunil Asif
10:25 -10:45 amDiscordance of Genotypic and Phenotypic DSTDr. Nazia Khursheed
10:50 -11:10 amTEA BREAK
11:15 am – 01:00 pmHands On Procedure of LPA / Interpretation of LPADr. 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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