Reviews on Specimen Collection Methods

Ethel Leonor Noia Maciel, Léia Damasceno de Aguiar Brotto, Carolina Maia Martins Sales, Eliana Zandonade, Clemax Couto Sant’Anna. Gastric lavage in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in
children: a systematic review. 2010. Rev Saúde Pública 2010;44(4). [Link]

Gonzalez-Angulo Y, Wiysonge CS, Geldenhuys H, Hanekom W, Mahomed H, Hussey G, et al. Sputum induction for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology. 2011. Epub 2011/11/19. [Link]

Stockdale A, Duke T, Graham S, Kelly J. (2007) Clinical Review: Evidence behind the WHO guidelines: Hospital Care for Children: What is the Diagnostic Accuracy of Gastric Aspiration for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Children? J Trop Ped 0: 0, 2010. [Link]

Hepple P, Ford N, McNerney R. (2012) Microscopy compared to culture for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in induced sputum samples: a systematic review. Int J Tuberc Dis. [Link]