Mycobacterial testing in hospital laboratories

Results from a questionnaire survey in Italy

C. Piersimoni, F. Mandler, D. Marchetti, G. L. Molinari, R. Riva, E. Tortoli, M. Tronci, C. Scarparo

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Abstract

Between 1999 and 2001, 355 hospital laboratories in Italy were asked to complete a questionnaire addressing mycobacterial test methods, 1-year workloads and laboratory safety features. Analysis of the data showed that rapid methods for mycobacterial testing were being used by most larger laboratories; however, sub-optimal methods were still in use in small and medium-size laboratories. In a country such as Italy, which has a low prevalence of tuberculosis cases, implementation of rapid technologies, combined with regionalisation of mycobacterial diagnostic services, seems to be the most reasonable and cost-effective strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1014-1017
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

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Hospital Laboratories
Italy
Diagnostic Services
Workload
Tuberculosis
Technology
Safety
Costs and Cost Analysis
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Diagnostic tests
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Rapid methods
  • Safety
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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Piersimoni, C., Mandler, F., Marchetti, D., Molinari, G. L., Riva, R., Tortoli, E., ... Scarparo, C. (2004). Mycobacterial testing in hospital laboratories: Results from a questionnaire survey in Italy. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 10(11), 1014-1017. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2004.00950.x

Mycobacterial testing in hospital laboratories : Results from a questionnaire survey in Italy. / Piersimoni, C.; Mandler, F.; Marchetti, D.; Molinari, G. L.; Riva, R.; Tortoli, E.; Tronci, M.; Scarparo, C.

In: Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Vol. 10, No. 11, 11.2004, p. 1014-1017.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Piersimoni, C, Mandler, F, Marchetti, D, Molinari, GL, Riva, R, Tortoli, E, Tronci, M & Scarparo, C 2004, 'Mycobacterial testing in hospital laboratories: Results from a questionnaire survey in Italy', Clinical Microbiology and Infection, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 1014-1017. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2004.00950.x
Piersimoni, C. ; Mandler, F. ; Marchetti, D. ; Molinari, G. L. ; Riva, R. ; Tortoli, E. ; Tronci, M. ; Scarparo, C. / Mycobacterial testing in hospital laboratories : Results from a questionnaire survey in Italy. In: Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2004 ; Vol. 10, No. 11. pp. 1014-1017.
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