Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008
Scale-up of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Laboratory Services, Peru
|Activity||Validation or quality control procedures||No. establishments||No. performed/year|
|Smear microscopy||Quality control of all AFB+ and 10% of AFB– results each trimester at regional level of laboratories||987||1,164,198|
|Mycobacterial culture||Once a year, quality control of media culture||57||48,346|
|Drug susceptibility testing||External quality control in INPPAZ||1||1,045|
*AFB, acid-fast bacilli; INPPAZ, Instituto Panamericano de Protección de Alimentos y Zoonosis.