HIV Assays: Operational Characteristics - (Phase 1) - Report 15 - Antigen/Antibody ELISAs
(2004; 63 pages)

Report on the WHO evaluation of 5 enhanced ELISA assays for the detection of HIV antigen and antibody. The evaluations focus on operational characteristics such as sensitivity, specificity on a WHO serum/plasma evaluation panel, ease of use and suitability for use in small laboratories with limited facilities. The information is intended for use by those responsible for deciding which tests to use, e.g. programme managers and potential users of tests, to enable them apply their own criteria and choose the best test for their particular situation.
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