Investigating the Quality of Expectorated Sputum for Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Bolivia

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/575410
Title:
Investigating the Quality of Expectorated Sputum for Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Bolivia
Authors:
Hernández, P; Punchak, M; Camacho, M; Hepple, P; McNerney, R
Journal:
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Abstract:
A low-power microscope-based cytological system to assess the quality of expectorated sputum provided for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis was piloted in Bolivia. A total of 3688 samples were subjected to visual and cytological examination in nine laboratories: of these, 591 (16%) were misclassified by visual examination and 294 (8%) were found to be degraded. The degree of discordance varied between locations, and laboratories received a higher number of degraded specimens from isolated health clinics. Cytological assessment of sputum was found to be feasible and identified areas for improvement in the Bolivian diagnostic system for TB.
Publisher:
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Issue Date:
Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/575410
DOI:
10.5588/ijtld.14.0700
PubMed ID:
26260825
Language:
en
ISSN:
1815-7920
Appears in Collections:
TB

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHernández, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPunchak, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorCamacho, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorHepple, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcNerney, Ren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-20T18:43:37Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-20T18:43:37Z-
dc.date.issued2015-09-
dc.identifier.citationInvestigating the quality of expectorated sputum for tuberculosis diagnosis in Bolivia. 2015, 19 (9):1065-7 Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1815-7920-
dc.identifier.pmid26260825-
dc.identifier.doi10.5588/ijtld.14.0700-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/575410-
dc.description.abstractA low-power microscope-based cytological system to assess the quality of expectorated sputum provided for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis was piloted in Bolivia. A total of 3688 samples were subjected to visual and cytological examination in nine laboratories: of these, 591 (16%) were misclassified by visual examination and 294 (8%) were found to be degraded. The degree of discordance varied between locations, and laboratories received a higher number of degraded specimens from isolated health clinics. Cytological assessment of sputum was found to be feasible and identified areas for improvement in the Bolivian diagnostic system for TB.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_GB
dc.titleInvestigating the Quality of Expectorated Sputum for Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Boliviaen
dc.identifier.journalThe International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_GB

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