M. tuberculosis strain typing: data production and distribution
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Tuberculosis (TB): national strain typing service and Tuberculosis (TB) and other mycobacterial diseases: diagnosis, screening, management and data
- First published:
- 30 August 2012
Information for healthcare professionals on laboratory processes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) strain typing.
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This guide is intended to complement the ‘TB strain typing handbook for health protection units’ by giving the typing data users an insight into:
- how and why the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) is using MIRU-VNTR (mycobacterial interspersed repeat units - variable number tandem repeats) data
- how it is being generated
- how the laboratory data is analysed
- how and to whom results are reported
Published: 30 August 2012