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Open Peer Review Reports for: Preservation of sputum samples with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) for tuberculosis cultures and Xpert MTB/RIF in a low-income country

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Original Submission
30 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lucia Barrera
3 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Horng-Yunn Dou
2 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Hellen Hiza
Resubmission - Version 2
2 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Horng-Yunn Dou
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
26 Jul 2017 Editorially accepted
4 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2642-z

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