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Essentials for the Mycobacteriology Laboratory: Promoting Quality Practices

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. The modules are also available in PDF format for use in laboratory training programs.


Association of Public Health Laboratories, Association of Public Health Laboratories, APHL


Lab Personnel


Diagnosis- Sputum Smear Examination, Diagnosis- Culture Examination, Diagnosis- Laboratory Procedures

Global resources for the prevention,
management, and elimination of TB.