Participants in the College of American Pathologists'Mycobacteriology E proficiency testing survey in 1993 were asked to complete a questionnaire addressing mycobacterial test methods, test volume, and frequency of detection of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).
A similar questionnaire had been distributed in 1992.
The population responding to the 1993 questionnaire changed, because of a shift of small hospitals to the limited Mycobacteriology E7 survey, and the format of some questions was altered, so a direct comparison of 1992 and 1993 responses was not always possible.
Among participants who answered the questions in both years, there was a significant increase in the use of the fluorochrome stain (57% in 1992,61% in 1993), BACTEC TB for culture (34% in 1992,38% in 1993) and susceptibility testing (51% in 1992,61% in 1993), and DNA probes for identification (30% in 1992,51% in 1993).
The percentage of participants who processed respiratory specimens at least seven times per week increased from 9% in 1992 to 13% in 1993, and the percentage processing five times per week increased from 68 to 72%. The percentage of respondents who reported an identification of MTB within 21 days of specimen receipt and susceptibility test results within 28 days in 1992 and 1993 increased from 30 to 41% and from 12 to 19%, respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Laboratoire, Test clinique, Questionnaire, Méthode, Sensibilité résistance, Tuberculose, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bactérie, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Laboratory, Clinical test, Questionnaire, Method, Sensitivity resistance, Tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.