Received: 21 December 2017
Accepted: 18 July 2019
First Online: 5 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study proposal was reviewed and approved by the Departmental Research and Ethics Review Committee (DRERC) of the Medical Laboratory Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences; Addis Ababa University (Letter Ref Number: MLS/388/15) on 08/04/2015. Formal individual written consent was collected from each participant. Informed consent was obtained by interpretation in the participant’s local dialect. The privacy and confidentiality of each individual participant was ensured. An appropriate coding system was used rather than any personal identifiers. All client results were reported to their clinicians in the standard result format with a specified turnaround time and utilized for clinician judgment in addition to being used for these research purposes.
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.