Tuberculosis Laboratory Aid in the People-Centered Diagnosis and Management of Tuberculosis

Course content

This hands-on work training was designed by combining the latest evidence and recommendations on rapid molecular diagnostic methods with practical work at the TB Supranational Reference Laboratory in Riga, Latvia

  • Epidemiology of TB, DR-TB and TB/HIV.  
  • Updates on diagnosis of TB and TB drug resistance. 
  • Proposed TB diagnostic algorithm by the European TB Laboratory Initiative (ELI).    
  • Use of shorter DR-TB regimens in European regions. 
  • TB Laboratory services and laboratory network, possibilities of integration with HIV, Viral hepatitis programs.
  • Detection of mutations associated with resistance to first and second line anti-TB medicines.
  • Mowing towards laboratory accreditation, internal and external quality control.
  • Infection control requirement for laboratories at different levels. 
  • Drug susceptibility testing for new and repurposed anti-TB medicines.
  • Laboratory detection of latent TB infection for strengthening preventive treatment of contacts and high risk groups.
  • Effective communication for ensuring precise reporting and interpretation of the result

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Target audience

TB Laboratory specialists

Duration and language

5 business days (from Monday to Friday) 

Currently available in Russian language

Training fee

1280 EUR, including training materials, site visit, local transport, catering during working hours/on working days, visa support

Additional costs:

hotel accommodation (from ~ 40 EUR to ~ 80 EUR per night), international flight, visa, reduced per diem