The Wisconsin Mycobacteriology Laboratory Network (WMLN) is a forum for providing laboratory-based surveillance. Network participants who perform in-house identification report mycobacterial isolates on a monthly basis to the WSLH. Patient identification information for MTBC isolates is also reported and compared to Wisconsin Tuberculosis (TB) Program data to verify culture-confirmed cases. The WMLN coordinator combines statewide mycobacterial isolation information to produce surveillance reports.
Through the network, the WMLN coordinator monitors the incidence of mycobacteria isolation, MTBC isolation and TB drug resistance, as well as compiles statistics and shares this information with all participant laboratories, the Wisconsin TB Program and local public health departments.
- Kit #8: Collection of Respiratory Specimens for AFB Smear and Culture
- Kit #13: Collection of Gastric Specimens for AFB Smear and Culture