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Table 4 Turnaround time for various steps in diagnosis pathway of patients with presumptive MDR-TB, District Bhopal, India (2014)

From: High pre-diagnosis attrition among patients with presumptive MDR-TB: an operational research from Bhopal district, India

Variable Number of Days
  Patientsa Median (IQR)
Patients with presumptive MDR-TB 770 -
 Days to refer from date of eligibility 353 2 (0,8)
 Days to receive sputum at NRL from referral 315 0 (0,0)
 Days to test at NRL from sputum receipt 310 0 (0,2)
 Days to dispatch result from NRL from testing 304 2 (0,4)
 Days to test at NRL from date of eligibility 310 4 (0,10)
  1. MDR-TB Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis, DMC Designated microscopy centre, NRL National reference laboratory
  2. aIncludes patients who completed the respective process and whose respective dates were recorded