Tuberculosis (TB): national audit of laboratories

Outcome of national audit of TB diagnostic laboratories, and description of molecular testing services (March 2012).


National audit of TB diagnostic laboratories and description of molecular diagnostic service provision

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


The document sets out the status of TB diagnostic laboratories in England, Scotland and Wales, determined by national audit in 2011 and 2012. It summarises the published evidence on the best performing direct molecular tests.

The information is principally for clinicians, microbiologists, public health practitioners and commissioners.

Published 15 July 2012