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Nucleic acid amplification tests are capable of detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a specimen within 48 hours of collection. Concerns regarding sensitivity, cost, quality control, availability and special expertise requirements have hindered widespread use of such tests. Upgrading TB laboratory capabilities and facilities, improving training in state-of-the-art mycobacteriology, and evaluating proficiency should better enable laboratories to apply these rapid tests to the diagnosis of TB.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
The objective statement was revised from "Reduce the average time for laboratories to confirm and report tuberculosis cases" to "Increase the proportion of culture confirmed TB patients with a positive nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) result reported within 2 days of specimen collection" in order to make the objective statement consistent with the desired direction and value label.
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