The applicable Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine dated November 22, 2013 N 995/102 “On Ensuring Operation of the Central Reference Laboratory for Microbiological Tuberculosis Diagnosis of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine” sets forth that the national reference laboratory is authorized to perform all functions listed in this recommendation. The administrative and maintenance support (equipment and consumables) is not provided from the state-budget of the National Reference Laboratory. Starting January 2013, under the project named “Support to the National Reference Laboratory, the Charity Foundation “Development of Ukraine” finances administrative costs, approbation of new methods. In September 2013, the Foundation supplied equipment to the training room and in July 2013 supplied equipment for rapid TB diagnosis and other laboratory equipment.
11. The National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory should be officially tasked to: (i) prepare national manuals with standard operating procedures for bacteriology and biosafety; (ii) prepare and coordinate the implementation of a training plan and training materials for laboratory procedures; and (iii) provide consultation and supervision on standard operating procedures.