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Received: 11 May 2016
Accepted: 26 April 2018
First Online: 4 May 2018
: AS: Assistant researcher II (BSc, MSc), TB focal person in National Laboratory Capacity Building Directorate, Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. DK: Lecturer, assistant professor (BSc, MSc, Ph.D. candidate) at the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, School of Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. LT: Medical Microbiologist (BSc, MSc, Ph.D. candidate) at ALERT Center Clinical Laboratory and Armauer Hansen Research Institute, ALERT Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
: This study was approved and ethically cleared by the DERC of Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Health Science, Addis Ababa University (Ref.No.: MLS/501/14 and protocol No.: DRERC 056/13/MLS), AHRI/ALERT Ethical Review Committee (AAERC) (Project Reg. No.: PO17/14), IRB of Addis Ababa Health Bureau (Ref.No.: AAHB/5900/227) and NRERC (Ref. No.: 3.10/796/06). Official permission from the study sites was obtained. Written informed consent was obtained from each study participant.
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