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Table 2 Laboratory capacity

From: Can mentorship improve laboratory quality? A case study from influenza diagnostic laboratories in Southeast Europe

Country Percent of specimens reported positive for influenza to WHO FluNet during evaluation period (July 2015 - June 2016) Number of laboratory staff performing RT-PCR for influenza
A 33% (n = 214/ 674) 5 staff trained in PCR. Staff members are cross-trained and rotated to different testing areas of the laboratory
B 40% (n = 176/441) 10–12 full-time staff perform PCR in the influenza laboratory. Staff members are cross-trained and rotated to different testing areas of the laboratory
C 31% (n = 242/775) 3 staff perform part-time PCR in the influenza laboratory 2–3 h a day during influenza season from October to April.
D No report to WHO FluNet 2 staff routinely perform PCR testing.
E No report to WHO FluNet 2 staff routinely perform PCR testing.
F 28% (n = 23/82) 7 full-time staff perform PCR in the influenza laboratory. Staff members are cross-trained and rotated to different testing areas of the laboratory