The Public Health Care Laboratory 
The website for laboratory personnel in developing countries


International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

68 Boulevard Saint-Michel

756006 Paris


Tel.: +33 1 44 32 03 60

Fax: +33 1 43 29 90 87



The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is a non-profit, non-governmental voluntary organization founded in 1920. Its members, organizations and individuals throughout the world are dedicated to the prevention and control of tuberculosis and lung disease, to disseminating information about the hazards of smoking and to the promotion of overall community health.

You can obtain a copy of the Tuberculosis Guide for Low Income Countries.  It contains a Technical Guide for Sputum Examination for tuberculosis by direct microscopy with details on collection of sputum, storage and transportation of sputum specimens, the laboratory, preparation of smears, staining technique, examination by microscopy, and preparation of reagents.

The Public Health Care Laboratory 2001 Gabriele Mallapaty

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