Reviews on Sputum Microscopy

Steingart KR, Henry M, Ng V, Hopewell PC, Ramsay A, et al. (2006) Fluorescence versus conventional sputum smear microscopy for tuberculosis: a systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis 6: 570-581. [Link]

Steingart KR, Ng V, Henry M, Hopewell PC, Ramsay A, et al. (2006) Sputum processing methods to improve the sensitivity of smear microscopy for tuberculosis: a systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis 6: 664-674. [Link]

Mase SR, Ramsay A, Ng V, Henry M, Hopewell PC, et al. (2007) Yield of serial sputum specimen examinations in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11: 485-495. [Link]

A Cattamanchi, J L Davis, M Pai, L Huang, P C Hopewell, and K R Steingart. Does bleach processing increase the accuracy of sputum smear microscopy for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis? An updated systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Microbiol 2010. [Link]

J L Davis, A Cattamanchi, L Cuevas, P C Hopewell, K R Steingart. Diagnostic accuracy of same-day microscopy versus standard microscopy for pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet 2012. [Link]

Last Updated: 25 October 2012