WMLN Resources


Announcements and Updates

Discontinuation of AFB Smear Testing for Blood Specimens icon-pdf


Interesting Articles

Consensus Statement on the Use of Cepheid Xpert MTB/RIF® Assay in Making Decisions to Discontinue Airborne Infection Isolation in Healthcare Settings – NTCA and APHL 2016 icon-pdf

Leveling of Tuberculosis Incidence — United States, 2013–2015 icon-pdf

Availability of an Assay for Detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Including Rifampin-Resistant Strains, and Consideration for Its Use – United States, 2013 icon-pdf

Provisional CDC Guidelines for the Use and Safety Monitoring of Bedaquiline Fumarate (Sirturo) for the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis icon-pdf

Updated Guidelines for Using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection – United States, 2010 icon-pdf


WSLH Specimen Collection and Testing

Kit 8 Respiratory Collection AFB and Legionella with Sputum Collection Instructions

Nebulized Sputum Induction Instructions icon-pdf

WSLH Memo: Nucleic Acid Amplification for Direct Detection of M. tuberculosis complex (“TB”) and M. avium complex (MAC) from clinical specimensicon-pdf

Sputum collection Instructionsicon-pdf

WSLH TB DST Summary 2016icon-pdf

Kit 13 Collection of Gastric Specimens for Mycobacteria Culture and Smear


Lab Safety

BMBL, 6th Edition icon-pdf

Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, MMWR icon-pdf



American Thoracic Society

CDC Tuberculosis information

Find Diagnostics  

Interim Laboratory Guidance for Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) Mycobacterium

Stop TB Partnership

World Health Organization

Wisconsin TB Program


WMLN Annual Meeting Materials


Presentation video

TB Epidemiology icon-pdf

WI TB Program Updates icon-pdf

Case Study: Molecular Detection of MTBC and IS6110 icon-pdf

Transition to WGS for TB cluster detection icon-pdf

WI Mycobacteriology Laboratory Survey icon-pdf

WI Survey of Local Health Departments icon-pdf

The Curious Case of Mr. M icon-pdf


WSLH Updates

All in the Family: Inherited Susceptibility to Mycobacterial Diseases icon-pdf

WI TB Program Updates

Tuberculosis Epidemiology, Worldwide, United States, and Wisconsin, 2022

HPMZ Case Studies: 4-month TB Treatment

Laboratory Case Studies: Cross-Contamination in the Mycobacteriology Lab

Laboratory Case Studies: AFB Slide Contamination icon-pdf

Laboratory Case Studies: Mycobacterium mucogenicum outbreak investigation icon-pdf

Laboratory Case Studies: Rare Bugs in the Water

Case Study: A Giant Pain in the Neck