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Table 4 Turnaround times: Number (%) of specimens’ results dissemination from CTRL to Mwanza sites

From: Reducing delays to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis case detection through a revised routine surveillance system

Specimen <  3 days > = 3 & < 7 day > = 7 & < 21 day > = 21 days Total Median IQR
2017/2018
Sputum 11 (18%) 38 (63%) 8 (13%) 3 (5%) 60 3 2
Isolate 14 (12%) 21 (17%) 54 (45%) 31 (25%) 122 7 22
Total 25 (14%) 59 (33%) 62 (34%) 34 (19%) 182 7 8
2016/2017
Sputum 0 0 0 8 (11) 8 62 10
Isolate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 8 (11) 0 62 10
  1. Note: 2017/2018–3 specimens were not processed and 2016/2017–67 specimens had missing date hence excluded from the analysis
  2. Key: CTRL Central tuberculosis reference laboratory, IQR Interquartile range.