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This slide set by the Indiana Department of Health provides information on the process of collecting and interpreting TB blood test samples. 

Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2022

This playlist contains videos for the North American Region Post Graduate course (2021). There are five videos in the playlist:
1.    "Welcome and Overview" is presented by Max Salfinger, MD, FAAM, FIDSA, ATSF and Connie Haley, MD. "The Role of the Laboratory in the Diagnosis & Management of TB" is presented by Angela Starks, PhD and Beverly Metchock, DrPH...

Health Professionals Physicians Lab Personnel Nurses
2021

The infographic explains how the CDC's TB laboratory supports health departments, shares the laboratory's mission, details laboratory partnerships, and more.

General Public Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2020

The infographic provides information on the importance of CDC's Molecular Detection of Drug Resistance (MDDR) service, how drug resistance develops, and how CDC assists TB programs. The infographic also includes a case study.

General Public Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2020
This resource presents a method of assessing and updating laboratory procedures to assist in detecting TB early by reducing lab turnaround time for reporting positive smear, culture, identification, and susceptibility results.
Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2019

The handbook provides information on safety issues involved in the processing and management of samples potentially containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Topics covered in the handbook include safe working practices, laboratory infrastructure and layout, personal protective equipment, and more...

Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2019

The False-Positive Investigation Toolkit provides mycobacteriology staff with updated resources to recognize potential false-positive results and to assist in false-positive investigations. The toolkit includes job-aids, posters, and templates that can be modified for local use.

Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2019

The book provides basic information on the use of the public health and clinical laboratories in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with latent tuberculosis infection(LTBI) and tuberculosis(TB) disease.

Civil Surgeons Health Professionals Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers International Agencies Lab Personnel
2018

These new guidelines supersede previous WHO policy documents on the management of LTBI in people living with HIV, household contacts of people with active TB, other groups at risk of developing TB, and for LTBI testing. The consolidated guidelines are expected to provide the basis and rationale for the development of national guidelines for LTBI management, adapted to the national and local epidemiology of TB, the availability of resources, the health infrastructure and other national and local determinants...

Civil Surgeons Health Professionals Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers International Agencies Lab Personnel
2018
Guided video for patients who have to collect their sputum during a medical visit.
Civil Surgeons Health Educators/Communicators Health Professionals Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers Lab Personnel Managers and Supervisors Medical and Nursing School Students
2018

Laboratory services, such as sputum specimen diagnosis, are vital to effective TB control. This resource may be used by laboratories to develop institutional policies that support proper collection and submission of sputum specimens for TB testing.

Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2018
This handbook focuses specifically on three technologies that are being widely used to help TB patients complete their treatment over the many months that their regimens last.
Civil Surgeons Health Educators/Communicators Health Professionals Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers International Agencies Lab Personnel Long-term Care Residents Long-term Residential Care Providers Persons With LTBI Social Service Providers
2018
In this 90-minute webinar, a laboratorian and a clinician from the California Department of Public Health provide information on how to best utilize Xpert MTB/RIF testing. The speakers discuss the manufacturer's rules, share issues in the interpretation of test results, and offer expert opinion on how to address these issues.
Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2018

This fact sheet provides brief information on M. bovis, as well as safety and infection control measures for individuals handling carcasses of animals known or suspected to have TB.

Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers Lab Personnel
2018
This is a planning document designed to facilitate the integration of strong public-private mix components into national TB strategic plans that are supposed to be the basis for Global Fund proposals and national budgeting processes, and will help drive a more comprehensive approach to provider engagement in TB care and prevention.
Civil Surgeons Community Leaders Health Educators/Communicators Health Professionals Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers International Agencies Lab Personnel Managers and Supervisors Outreach Workers Policy Makers
2017