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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

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

Health Professionals

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

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

This document describes nineteen (19) new or improved diagnostic tools of the many that have been or are being developed. WHO has a process for evaluating and endorsing new tools for TB control programmes. Three (3) of the tools described in this document have already been endorsed by WHO and are being implemented by countries, while the others are still under development or in piloting phase and are expected to be ready for review for appropriateness for scaled-up use in the coming years...

Health Professionals Lab Personnel Policy Makers

This is the second edition of the "Red Book". It provides guidance to national tuberculosis programmes and the laboratory network on the role of TB laboratory services. It outlines the main responsibilities within the network and the technical and organisational aspects of microscopic sputum-smear examination and the surveillance of anti-tuberculosis drug resistance...

Health Professionals International Agencies Lab Personnel

This report provides an overview of various TB diagnostic and drug sensitivity tests.

Health Professionals Lab Personnel

This report describes findings from two cases in which TB was misdiagnosed due to laboratory cross-contamination and summarizes the results of the ensuing investigation, which demonstrated the value of DNA fingerprinting to identify occurrences of cross-contamination among patient specimens.

Health Professionals

These guidelines for laboratory services are contained in a series of three manuals, two of which are focused on the technical aspects of tuberculosis microscopy and culture and a third which deals with laboratory management, including aspects such as laboratory safety and proficiency testing. These manuals have been developed for use in low-and middle-income countries with high tuberculosis prevalence and incidence rates...

Health Professionals Lab Personnel