GLI Guide to TB Specimen Referral Systems and Integrated Networks

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Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI)—Stop TB Partnership, 2018.

This guide, developed with USAID support, includes information relevant for tuberculosis (TB) program and laboratory managers, as well as Ministry of Health officials across disease programs interested in establishing integrated solutions for specimen referral. Though TB-focused in name, it offers integration-oriented assessment, design, and monitoring guidance related to improving coordination and efficiency, and is relevant for other programs as well. Country case studies include viral load and early infant diagnosis (EID) in Uganda and EID in Ethiopia.