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Evaluation of simple tests for detection of HIV antibodies: analysis of interobserver variation in Tanzania

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200 sera were tested for HIV antibodies with different tests in Tanzania. The results were interpreted by 5 different observers with different laboratory experience. There was considerable variation between observers and between testing methods. HIV-Chek was easiest to perform with little interobserver variation, but a few probably false negative readings were seen. Serodia gave many false positives. Western Blots gave more diverging results due to indeterminate sera and lack of training. HIV-Chek seems best when time, facilities, and training are limited and if combined with Serodia false negative results can be excluded.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Vol/bind22
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)283-5
Antal sider3
ISSN0036-5548
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 1990

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