Based on the recommendations of a 1992 conference on tuberculosis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established programs for upgrading mycobacteriology laboratories by providing them with monies and focused training.
In 1991, state public health laboratories were surveyed to determine the methods they were using for primary Mycobacterium tuberculosis testing and their turnaround times for reporting testing results.
A similar survey of nonstate laboratories participating in the National Laboratory Training Network-sponsored, M. tuberculosis-focused training programs was conducted from May 1992 to June 1993.
In 1994, follow-up surveys of both the state-and nonstate-laboratory cohorts were conducted with the questionnaire from the initial survey plus additional questions that asked about interventions and changes occurring in the laboratory since the original survey.
Although both cohorts showed increases in the percentages of laboratories meeting the recommended turnaround times for reporting M. tuberculosis testing results and using the recommended rapid methods for testing, generally, the increases made by the state laboratories were greater.
By June 1994, all state laboratories were using a rapid method for M. tuberculosis isolate identification compared with 88% of the nonstate laboratories. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bactérie, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Tuberculose, Diagnostic, Méthode, Laboratoire, Amélioration, Enquête, Recommandation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Tuberculosis, Diagnosis, Method, Laboratory, Improvement, Survey, Recommendation, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0141677
Code Inist : 002A05B14. Création : 21/05/1997.