HIV Assays: Operational Characteristics - (Phase I) - Report 12 - Simple/Rapid Tests Whole Blood Specimens
(2002; 30 pages)

Report on the WHO evaluation of 7 simple/rapid. The evaluations focus on operational characteristics such as sensitivity, specificity on a WHO whole blood 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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