Quality assurance programme for drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the WHO/IUATLD Supranational Reference Laboratory Network: five rounds of proficiency testing, 1994-1998.

@article{Laszlo2002QualityAP,
  title={Quality assurance programme for drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the WHO/IUATLD Supranational Reference Laboratory Network: five rounds of proficiency testing, 1994-1998.},
  author={Adalbert Laszlo and Mostafizur Rahman and Marcos Espinal and Mario.C. Raviglione},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 9},
  pages={748-56}
}
SETTING Quality assurance for the WHO/IUATLD Global Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance Programme. OBJECTIVE To implement an ongoing proficiency-testing programme for drug susceptibility testing (DST) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis within the WHO/IUATLD Supranational Reference Laboratories Network (SRLN). DESIGN Five culture panels, each consisting of 10 duplicate drug-susceptible and drug-resistant clinical isolates (100 strains) of M. tuberculosis were tested for resistance to… CONTINUE READING

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