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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.
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.journalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_GB
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T12:33:31Z
html.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.


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