Mastering the basics of TB control – Development of a handbook on TB diagnostic methods
This handbook consists of nine chapters describing basic techniques in the laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis. It covers biosafety, quality assurance, latent TB infection, smear microscopy, identification of M. tuberculosis and drug resistance, culture, drug susceptibility testing, and molecular methods.This first edition is intended to contribute to the harmonisation of diagnostic methods for TB within the EU/EEA.
This report has now been revised, updated and renamed as the ‘Handbook on TB laboratory diagnostic methods for the European Union’.
Handbook on tuberculosis laboratory diagnostic methods in the European Union - Updated 2018
29 Aug 2018 - This handbook provides network members and other laboratories involved in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, with an agreed list of key diagnostic methods and their protocols in various areas of TB diagnosis.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease that can be fatal. It most commonly affects the lungs.Read more
Microbiology laboratories provide a first line of defence against health threats from communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The ECDC provides scientific advice, capacity building activities and operational support to foster capable and responsive public health microbiology services for the European Union and beyond.Read more