Quality Assurance of Sputum Microscopy in DOTS Programmes
Regional Guidelines for Countries in the Western Pacific
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290610564 ISBN-10    9290610565
Order Number    15200047   
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2004        37   pages
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These Regional Guidelines have been prepared to guide both laboratory and national TB programme staff in strengthening quality assurance of sputum smear microscopy. The aim is to improve the quality of the National TB Programme in the Western Pacific Region. The guidance offered here draws on the international guidelines for External Quality Assessment, but includes additional information, in particular on quality control, to ensure routine monitoring of all aspects of laboratory activity.