Book-ISBN: 978-600-5069-03-7 Parissa Farnia, Kimia Taghavi, Shima Seif, Maryam Sheikholslam, Mohammad Varahram, Mohammadreza Masjedi, Ali Akbar Velayati. Susceptibility Testing: Multiplex -PCR, PCR-SSCP and PCR -ELISA, Mycobacteriology Research Center (MRC). 2168099/ Protocol (No: 2)/ Publication; Tehran: National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases/ 2010.
NRITLD was established to meet the research and educational needs of Iran and has been conducting outstanding research and educational activities in the field of TB and other lung diseases. Also, NRITLD approved as World Health Organization’s (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) Collaborating Center for Tuberculosis since 1993 and Tobacco Control since 2007; and with respect to its prominent national and international activities, this institute is redesigned continuously. NRITLD is the major referral center for TB patients throughout the country and its TB unit separates into three groups to perform intramural, national and international activities. In order to support the Ministry of Health and Medical Education to meet end TB strategy in 2030, NRITLD would like to collaborate with national and international institutions. At international level, in addition to collaboration with WHO and other organizations like American Thoracic Society (ATS), European Respiratory Society (ERS), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and etc., NRITLD aims to expand its collaboration with outstanding institutions by signing or renew a memorandum of standing (MOU). NRITLD is determined to gain international fame as an active prosperous center in providing medical services in the field of tuberculosis and lung diseases.