About the Authors

Helen Cox

Helen.cox@uct.ac.za

Affiliations Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Lindy Dickson-Hall

Affiliation Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Norbert Ndjeka

Affiliation National Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa

Anja van’t Hoog

Affiliations Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Alison Grant

Affiliations Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, School of Nursing & Public Health, Africa Health Research Institute, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Frank Cobelens

Affiliations Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Wendy Stevens

Affiliation National Priority Programmes Unit, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

Mark Nicol

Affiliations Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, National Health Laboratory Service, Cape Town, South Africa

Competing Interests

MN has received grant funds to his insitution for the evaluation of Xpert MTB/RIF, from the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), National Institutes of Health of the USA and the Wellcome Trust. The remaining authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: MN AG FC HC. Data curation: LDH HC AH. Formal analysis: HC LDH AH. Funding acquisition: MN SG FC. Investigation: LDH MN HC. Methodology: HC LDH NN AH AG WS MN. Project administration: LDH. Resources: NN WS MN. Supervision: HC MN. Visualization: HC FC MN. Writing – original draft: HC LDH MN. Writing – review & editing: HC LDH NN AH AG FC WS MN.