U.S. hospital mycobacteriology laboratories: status and comparison with state public health department laboratories.

@article{Tokars1996USHM,
  title={U.S. hospital mycobacteriology laboratories: status and comparison with state public health department laboratories.},
  author={Jerome I. Tokars and Judith R Rudnick and Karen A Kroc and L M Manangan and Giuseppe Pugliese and Robin E. Huebner and John Chan and William Robert Jarvis},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={680-5}
}
In response to the resurgence of tuberculosis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of certain mycobacteriology laboratory methods to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and/or minimize times to complete specimen processing. A study to determine the extent to which these recommended methods were being used in hospital laboratories was needed. In 1992, a survey was mailed to infection control and laboratory personnel at 1,076 hospitals with > or = 100 beds to… CONTINUE READING

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