About the Authors

Patrick Mitashi, Epco Hasker, Veerle Lejon, Philippe Büscher, Marleen Boelaert, Stijn Deborggraeve
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Patrick Mitashi, Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi, Pascal Lutumba
Faculty of Medicine, Kinshasa University, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Patrick Mitashi, Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi, Pati Patient Pyana, Pascal Lutumba
Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wim Van der Veken
Belgian Development Agency, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Corresponding Author

sdeborggraeve@itg.be

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: FIND, the sponsor of the development of the LAMP kit, made useful suggestions on the technical protocol and provided the required kits and reagents for this study. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PM EH PL PB MB SD. Performed the experiments: PM SD. Analyzed the data: PM EH MB PB SD DMN PPP VL WVdV PL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PM EH MB PB SD DMN PPP VL WVdV PL. Wrote the paper: PM EH PB VL MB SD.