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management, and elimination of TB.

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This video provides information on how to produce a sputum specimen.

General Public Persons with TB
2022

This video provides information on how to produce a good sputum sample that is induced by using a nebulizer and saline solution. 

General Public Persons with TB
2022

This material lists steps to take for sputum collection.

General Public Persons with TB
2021

This material provides sputum collection tips for healthcare workers to be aware of before, during, and after collection.

Civil Surgeons Health Professionals Physicians
2021

This guide details the latest WHO recommendations, TB diagnostic tools, and how these diagnostic tools should be used in country programs. The guide also provides activists with the information needed to advocate for access to TB diagnostic testing.

Health Professionals International Agencies Policy Makers
2020

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

A fact sheet with information of collecting sputum for TB, including content on why sputum testing is necessary.

General Public Health Educators/Communicators Outreach Workers
2018

In this video, viewers are taught what sputum is and are walked through steps to collect a good and testable sample. These short, animated instructions are designed to help people produce good sputum specimens for TB diagnosis. They can be shown just prior to submitting sputum (e...

General Public Health Educators/Communicators
2018

This resource is designed to help facilitate a training of The Union's "Online Childhood TB Training for Healthcare Workers course" (https://childhoodtb.theunion.org). Included in the training package are a facilitator's guide, sample course agenda, a participant workbook, and a sample evaluation form...

Health Professionals
2017

This series of interactive modules was developed by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Topics include laboratory safety, specimen collection, AFB smear microscopy, mycobacterial culture, and drug susceptibility testing...

Lab Personnel
2014

This guide was developed by the Global Laboratory Initiative, which is one of the Working Groups of the Stop TB Partnership. The guide replaces both the 1998 WHO and 2000 IUATLD guides on smear microscopy and contains many new elements.

Lab Personnel
2013

This fact sheet illustrates the timeline for various treatment regimens and monitoring techniques for persons with TB. It includes a timeline for drug regimens, providers, visits, sputum specimens, chest X-rays, and baseline and follow-up test.

Health Professionals
2012

This video provides a step-by-step guide for patients on how to collect sputum at home. The video is available in 18 languages (Burmese, English, French, Hmong, Karen, Karenni, Khmer, Kunama, Lao, Mandarin Chinese, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, Urdu, and Vietnamese).

General Public
2011

This report describes the updated guidelines for using nucleic acid amplification tests in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB).

Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2009

This website is a comprehensive source of evidence syntheses, policies, guidelines, and research agendas on TB diagnosis. The website offers detailed guidance on how to conduct and report diagnostic research on TB, guidance on how to perform systematic reviews of diagnostics, tools on guideline development, including GRADE, and documents on improvement of laboratory quality and practice...

Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2009