Performance evaluation of Fujifilm SILVAMP TB LAM compared to Alere Determine™ TB LAM Antigen (Ag) for the detection of tuberculosis in children, adolescent and adult living with and without HIV in Thailand

A novel urine-based assay was co-developed by FIND and Fujifilm; the Fujifilm SILVAMP TB LAM (Fuji LAM). This test detects low concentrations of the LAM-antigen in urine by means of a lateral flow assay. The test result is available in less than one hour. This study will assess the performance and ease of use of the assay in centres of HIV and TB care, inpatient as well as outpatient settings. This will support the evidence generation to inform WHO and national guidance and improve integration of TB/HIV care.