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Systematic screening for tuberculosis

DEFINITION

The systematic identification of people with presumptive tuberculosis in a predetermined target group, using tests, examinations, or other procedures that can be applied rapidly.

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SOURCE DEFINITION

Is defined as the systematic identification of people with presumptive tuberculosis (TB) in a predetermined target group, using tests, examinations or other procedures that can be applied rapidly. It is provider-initiated.

From: WHO
Year: 2021

OTHER DEFINITIONS

TERM 1

Systematic identification of people with suspected active TB in a predetermined target group, using tests, examinations or other procedures that can be applied rapidly. Unlike evaluations of those who actively seek care for respiratory symptoms (known as triaging), the systematic screening of individuals for TB is typically initiated by a provider and offered in a systematic way to an apparently healthy target group that has been determined to have a high risk of TB

From: WHO
Year: 2016

TERM 2

Systematic identification of people with suspected active TB in a predetermined target group by the application of tests, examinations or other procedures that can be applied rapidly

From: Scientific article (Int J Tuberc Lung Dis.)
Year: 2013

TERM 3

Systematic screening for active TB is the systematic identification of people with suspected (presumptive) active TB, in a predetermined target group, using tests, examinations or other procedures that can be applied rapidly. Among those screened positive, the diagnosis needs to be established by one or several diagnostic tests and additional clinical assessments, which together have high accuracy

From: WHO
Year: 2015

TERM 4

Systematic screening for active TB is the systematic identification of people with suspected active TB, in a predetermined target group, using tests, examinations or other procedures that can be applied rapidly. Among those screened positive, the diagnosis needs to be established by one or several diagnostic tests and additional clinical assessments, which together have high accuracy

From: WHO
Year: 2013

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