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This online course was developed to help TB nurses and clinicians learn about TB laboratory testing best practices. Topics covered in the course include specimen preparation, detection, identification, drug susceptibility testing, and supplemental testing. The course includes resources, a glossary, and a job aid...

Health Professionals Nurses
2023

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

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

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

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
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 online course is designed to provide TB control staff, clinicians, and nurses a brief overview of basic principles of molecular technology and test platforms used for molecular testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a basis for understanding how mutations are associated with drug resistance and what reporting language might be used to describe resistance results.
Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2017
This guide provides information on the implementation of WHO recommendations and international best practices for TB laboratory strengthening. Topics in the guide include quality assurance, specimen collection, procurement and supply-chain management, biosafety, data management, human resources, and strategic planning.
Lab Personnel
2017

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 75-minute webinar provides information on how to put together results from conventional growth-based and molecular methods of TB drug susceptibility testing (including conflicting or contradictory results) to request further testing and/or design optimal treatment regimens for TB patients.

Health Professionals Lab Personnel Nurses Physicians
2017