The need for continued roll-out and scale-up of molecular technologies including Xpert MTB/RIF to increase testing coverage and to detect cases rapidly and accurately, and to provide universal drug susceptibility testing for all cases at risk has never been clearer. This current training offers comprehensive resources for training with the aim to strengthen laboratory capacity at the local and national level to support the uptake and universal access to TB diagnostics.
The training package is comprised of three major components:
Part 1: Programme Modules for Diagnostic Network Strengthening
- GLI Training Package: Programmatic modules framework and assessment questions
- Module 1. TB Diagnostics: Global Policies and Strategies
- Module 2. Implementing TB Diagnostics: Practical Considerations
- Module 3. Plan and Establish a Sample Referral Network for TB Diagnosis
- Module 4. Plan and Implement a Quality Assurance Programme
- Module 5. Plan and Implement Connectivity Solutions
- Module 6. Monitor and Evaluate Your Programme
- Module 7. Funding Your Programme
- Module 8. Plan an Integrated Diagnostic Approach
To download all files in one zipped folder (29.9 MB), click here.
2: Technical Modules for Xpert MTB/RIF (Ultra)
- GLI Training Package: Technical modules framework and assessment questions
- Module 1. TB Biosafety
- Module 2. Specimen Collection & Referral
- Module 3. Procurement and Inventory Management
- Module 4. Recording & Reporting Results
- Module 5. Monitoring Quality Indicators
- Module 6. Quality Assurance of the Xpert MTB/RIF (Ultra)
- Module 7. External Quality Assurance
- Module 8. Clinical Guide to Xpert MTB/RIF (Ultra)
To download all files in one zipped folder (19.4 MB), click here.
Additional technical resources (developed by manufacturer)
Note: This updated training package is currently only available in English. Translated versions in French, Portuguese and Russian of the earlier Training Package on XPERT MTB/RIF are accessible here.