Tuberculosis (TB) Education and Resources
Continuing Education Opportunities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
TB Education and Guidelines
The CDC's TB 101 for Health Care Workers is designed to educate health care workers about basic concepts related to TB prevention and control in the United States. The target audience for the course includes newly hired TB program staff and health care workers in areas related to TB (such as individuals who work in correctional facilities or HIV/AIDS clinics).
The CDC's Interactive Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know provides clinicians and other public health professionals with information on diagnosing and treating latent TB infection and TB disease. The target audience of the course is clinicians caring for people with or at high risk for TB disease. Continuing Education (CE) credits are offered free of charge.
The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis are a series of educational modules designed to provide information about TB in a self-study format. The series consists of a total of nine modules that are separated into two courses. The first course, Modules 1-5, provides basic information on TB. The second course, Modules 6-9, provides more specific TB programmatic information.
TB Event Materials
World TB Day 2019
- Ohio 2018 TB Statistics - Premal Bhatt and Karthik Kondapally
- Treatment of LTBI - an update & TB and Chronic Diseases - Dr. Moises A. Huaman
- MDR TB and LTBI Contacts to MDR Cases - Dr. Shu-Hua Wang
- TB Isolation in Ohio - Maureen Murphy-Weiss
- Laboratory Testing for TB - Kevin Sohner
- TB and Corrections - Maureen Murphy-Weiss
- Case Study: Unusual Case - Nicole Hagans, Carolyn Jennings, and Flo Whitmire
Tuberculosis Guidelines and Resources
Latent Tuberculosis Infection Guidelines and Resources
Laboratory Services and Information
Ohio Department of Health Laboratory (ODHL) Microbiology Services
- Culture and smear (clinical material) - Information on the culture and smear of Mycobacterium species at ODHL.
- Test includes: Acid fast stain, DNA probe; High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC); Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization - Time of Flight Mass Spectroscopy (MALDITOF MS); BD BACTEC™ MGIT™ Antimycobacterial Susceptibility Testing (AST)
- Isolate Identification - Information on the identification of Mycobacterium species at ODH Laboratory.
- Test includes: Acid-fast stain; DNA probe; HPLC; MALDI-TOF MS
- NAA - Information on the nucleic acid amplification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at ODH Laboratory.
- Test includes: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
- Susceptibility testing - Information on the susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at ODH Laboratory.
- Test includes: AST for the following anti-TB drugs: Streptomycin, Isoniazid, Rifampin, Ethambutol, and Pyrazinamide
Note: All specimens collected should be sent for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear and culture. At least one initial specimen should be sent for nucleic acid amplification (NAA) testing. At least one culture-positive specimen should be sent for whole genome sequencing (WGS) and/or genotyping. At least one culture-positive specimen should be sent for drug susceptibility testing. All subsequent specimens should be sent for smear and culture as part of case management and follow-up.
Outlines the available laboratory tests and their turnaround time for results. Provides further detail regarding TB test collection, shipment, and laboratory services.
If you have any additional questions, contact ODH TB Lab at (614) 644-4669 or the ODH TB unit at (614) 466-2381