Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2019 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

The National Tuberculosis Control Programme of Liberia Laboratory Programme Performance

Table 3

Human resource and laboratory space at microscopy sites (N = 93).

Human resource and laboratory space for TB testingMicroscopy sites (laboratories) (N = 93)
NumberFrequency (%)

Minimum qualification of laboratory staff
 Laboratory technologist1112
 Laboratory technician2931
 Laboratory assistant1617
 Laboratory aid3740
Presence of trained personnel for TB microscopy
 Yes93100
 No00
Availability of separate area for the TB work
 Yes3841
 No5959
Separate table for TB specimen
 Yes6166
 No3234
Availability of weighing balance
 Yes2325
 No7075
Adequate specimen cup
 Yes7783
 No1617
Adequate stock of slides
 Yes7480
 No1920
Adequate supply of staining reagents
 Yes4649.5
 No4750.5
Adequate number of staining equipment
 Yes9299
 No11
Adequate stock of slide boxes
 Yes4750.5
 No4649.5

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