NTGSNNational Tuberculosis Genotyping and Surveillance Network (US CDC)
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Clinicians and health department personnel did not suspect laboratory cross-contamination in these 11 cases; therefore, this oversight would not have been detected without the use of DNA fingerprinting through NTGSN. The putative source of cross-contamination for the 11 cases, H37Ra, is a laboratory control strain that is used weekly in some laboratories for routine drug susceptibility testing.
COG'S National Tuberculosis Genotyping and Surveillance Network (NTGSN) performs DNA fingerprinting on TB isolates to determine the frequency of clustering among M.