TB Self-Assessment Tool

In 1995 APHL (then know as the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Laboratory Directors) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed and published Mycobacterium tuberculosis:  Assessing Your Laboratory, a tool designed to assist laboratories in the assessment of the quality of their laboratory’s TB diagnostic practices.


In 2013 APHL members and staff, in conjunction with CDC, clinical and commercial laboratorians have updated the content of the original tool to reflect the profound changes to TB diagnostics in the ensuing years.  The content has been converted to the electronic tool that you are able to access here.

Laboratories are encouraged to incorporate the use of this tool into their current Quality Assurance practices as a means to determine the existence of areas within individual laboratories that may be in need of improvement. 

You may enter the assessment tool by following the link below.  You will be asked to provide your email address after which you will receive a unique password.  In order to track your laboratory’s improvement, results will be saved under individual usernames (your email address) and passwords.  Laboratory specific results will be accessible only to you.