About the Authors

David W. Dowdy

ddowdy@jhsph.edu

Address Current address: Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Adithya Cattamanchi

Affiliation Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Karen R. Steingart

Affiliation Curry International Tuberculosis Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Madhukar Pai

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Competing Interests

MP is co-chair of the Stop TB Partnership's New Diagnostics Working Group and a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which had no involvement in this manuscript. MP also serves as an editorial board member on PLoS Medicine. KRS serves as Coordinator for the Evidence Synthesis and Policy Subgroup of the Stop TB Partnership's New Diagnostics Working Group. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft: DWD. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DWD AC KRS MP. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DWD AC KRS MP. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: DWD AC KRS MP.