M. tuberculosis strain typing: data production and distribution

Information for healthcare professionals on laboratory processes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) strain typing.


Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain typing: a guide to data production and distribution

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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