Guide to the Application of Genotyping to Tuberculosis Prevention and Control
Introduction to Tuberculosis Genotyping
TB Program Eligibility and Application Procedures
All of the 68 TB programs in the United States that have cooperative agreements with CDC are eligible to apply to participate in the CDC Tuberculosis Genotyping Program. The following are the steps that are required to make an application:
- Read this guide to become familiar with the CDC Tuberculosis Genotyping Program.
- Complete the application form available on the TB WebBoard at http://web-tb.forum.cdc.gov.
- Send the application to the CDC Tuberculosis Genotyping Program by facsimile (fax) at 404-639-8959.
Applications will be reviewed to ensure that important steps described in this guide have been considered by applicants. If you have questions about completing your application, contact Dr. Thomas Navin at TNavin@cdc.gov or the CDC program consultant for your area. If you have laboratory questions, contact Dr. Lauren Cowan at LCowan@cdc.gov.
When your application is approved, you will be informed where (i.e., which genotyping laboratory) to submit your isolates. You can download needed forms (e.g., the TB Genotyping Isolate Submission Form) from the WebBoard at http://web-tb.forum.cdc.gov under the folder titled TB Genotyping.