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Table 3 Knowledge gaps and priority needs for future research

From: A scoping review on the field validation and implementation of rapid diagnostic tests for vector-borne and other infectious diseases of poverty in urban areas

• Increase research and development of rapid diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases.
• Assess the performance of several diagnostic tests simultaneously.
• Develop a framework to assess sources of heterogeneity in the performance of rapid diagnostics.
• Conduct systematic reviews of diagnostic performance of rapid tests for TB, Chagas disease, filariasis, leptospirosis, and simultaneous detection of NS1 and IgM for dengue.
• Harmonize protocols for validation of schistosomiasis, leptospirosis, and enteric fever rapid diagnostics