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Operational Plan for the National Laboratory System to Support HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment

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  • Treatment
  • Quality Of Care
  • Laboratories
  • Diagnostics
  • Equipment
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  • Chemistry
  • Medicine

Abstract

Lab Op Plan Feb2005 FINAL UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH OPERATIONAL PLAN FOR THE NATIONAL LABORATORY SYSTEM TO SUPPORT HIV/AIDS CARE AND TREATMENT November 2004 Dar Es Salaam 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface 4 Acknowledgment 5 Abbreviations and acronyms 6 Executive summary 7 Introduction 9 Assessment of laboratories 9 Assessment results 9 Required Tests for HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment 10 Table 1: Required Laboratory tests for ART Patients 10 HIV Diagnostic Screening 10 Adult diagnosis 10 Infant diagnosis (<18 months) 11 CD4 Cell Count 11 Viral Load 12 Clinical Chemistry and Haematology 12 TB Screening, STD Diagnosis 13 Drug Resistance Testing 13 Distribution of Testing Capacity 13 Zonal Laboratories 13 Regional Laboratories 13 District Laboratories 13 Table 2: Planned distribution in laboratory testing capacity for National Care and Treatment Plan 14 Instrumentation 15 HIV ELISA 15 Table 4: Recommended ELISA platforms INFANT DIAGNOSIS (<18 MONTHS) 15 CD4 COUNT 16 Table 3: CD4 Testing Platforms 16 CHEMISTRY 17 Table 5: Recommended Clinical chemistry platforms 17 HAEMATOLOGY 17 Table 6: Recommended Haematology platforms 17 GENERAL LABORATORY SUPPLIES 18 Laboratory Management 18 Overall management 18 Equipment maintenance 18 Human resources 19 Quality management 19 Procurement 19 Training 20 Data Management 20 Sample transport 21 Laboratory taskforce 21 Laboratory Roll-Out Plan 22 Phase I 22 Phase II 22 Phase III

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