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Report of an Expert Consultation on the Uses of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

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Communication Plan for New Recommendations:

The panel recommends disseminating the recommendations in multiple media, in order to reach clinicians, TB control officials, laboratorians, governmental organizations, regulatory agencies, policy makers, and other TB partners. This includes publication in more than one journal, use of electronic mail lists, and direct distribution to key stakeholders. Draft recommendations will be presented to ACET for their contributions and endorsement. The new guidelines will supersede the CDC ‘Guidelines for the use of nucleic acid amplification (NAA) tests in the diagnosis of tuberculosis’ (MMWR 2000;49:593-4.)