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, 5th 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