Table 5

Quality of laboratory support
Number of district hospitals in which item was found (n=6) Number of sub-district hospitals in which item was found (n=12)

24-7 availability and timely delivery of all essential laboratory tests (blood glucose, haemoglobin or haematocrit (PCV), microscopy for malaria,

microscopy for cells in CSF and urine, blood grouping and cross-matching, HIV test)

5 3
Availability of supplies for blood glucose test 5 3
Availability of supplies for haemoglobin test 6 10
Availability of supplies for haematocrit (PCV) test 1 1
Availability of supplies for microscopy of malaria 4 3
Availability of supplies for microscopy for cells in cerebrospinal fluid 1 0
Availability of supplies for microscopy for cells in urine 6 11
Availability of supplies for blood grouping and cross-matching 6 3
Availability of supplies for HIV test 2 0
Performance of laboratory tests according to standard operating procedures 3 4
Maintenance of laboratory safety measures 2 3

Hoque et al.

Hoque et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:197   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-197

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