|National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (NCTBLD)
NCTBLD, Tbilisi, Georgia, is a head facility for TB control in Georgia, which creates, implements and administers the National Tuberculosis Program. The Program’s aim is to decrease spreading of Tuberculosis in Georgia. The main activities of the Center includes: i. Administration of National Tuberculosis Program, ii. Provision of high quality TB diagnosis, iii.Treatment of TB patients, iv. Prevention of Tuberculosis, v. biomedical research.
The following types of services can be obtained in the Center:
The National Center for TB and Lung Diseases consists of:
The following laboratories are operating at NCTBLD: i. National Reference Laboratory (NRL) serves as a reference biosurveillance laboratory for whole region and provides opportunity for high quality biomedical research at national and International level. ii. General microbiology. iii. Immunology. iv. Biochemistry v. Cytology and pathomorphology. vi. Molecular biology, vii. Clinical laboratory.
NCTBLD laboratory is equipped with technologies, including:
The NCTBLD is in the process of implementation of RFLP assay.
The NCTBLD is actively collaborating with:
WHO – World Health Organization;