Laboratory diagnostics

According to the MOH decree of 22 November 2013 No. 995/102, the Reference Laboratory for microbiological diagnostics of the State Institution “National F. G. Yanovskyi Institute of Phtisiology and Pulmonology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine” performs the functions of the Central Reference Laboratory for microbiological diagnostics of tuberculosis of the MOH of Ukraine (hereinafter- the CRL).

The CRL provides consultative assistance to laboratories of the 3rd level for diagnostics of tuberculosis in case of problems with identification of the isolates and to patients referred for tuberculosis diagnostics to the Institute clinics from different regions of Ukraine, including the complicated cases of the disease, for determination or specification of their diagnosis. On average, the laboratory performs 150 tests by molecular-genetic methods a month.

Due to effective cooperation of the UCDC and the CRL since 2013, molecular and genetic examination methods have already been introduced in the country, and annual external control of quality of drug-sensitivity test to antituberculosis drugs of the 1st and 2nd lines has been set up.

Within the framework of implementation of the grant provided by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria  in the area of “Tuberculosis”, reagent kits for GeneXtract for 576 tests, and for GeneXpert MTB/RIF for 750 tests were purchased for the CRL, which provides for its needs by January 2016.

The number of laboratories in healthcare facilities in Ukraine

Laboratory diagnostics of new pulmonary tuberculosis cases in healthcare facilities of the MOH system of Ukraine for 2013 and 2014.

Laboratory diagnostics of the recurrent pulmonary tuberculosis in healthcare facilities of the MOH system of Ukraine for 2013 and 2014.

Laboratory diagnostics of other cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in healthcare facilities of the MOH of Ukraine for 2013 and 2014.

Laboratory-confirmed cases of MDR-TB for the first six months of 2014.

Algorithms of bacteriological examination for tuberculosis of the internally displaced persons from the regions with high tuberculosis incidence and refugees from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine (bulletin)