Funding for this research was provided by:
World Bank Group (£1,370/US$2,145/€1,745)
Received: 3 July 2017
Accepted: 28 December 2018
First Online: 10 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved after it was ethically reviewed by departmental research and ethics review committee of the department of Medical Laboratory sciences, school of allied health sciences, Addis Ababa University and official permission letter was also obtained from the institutional ethical review board of Saint Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College. Written informed consent was obtained from all study participants. Any information related with the patient and clinical history was kept confidential and each confirmed findings were communicated to the responsible clinician of the subjects for proper management.
: Not applicable.
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