HIV Assays: Operational Characteristics - (Phase I) - Report 13 - Urine Specimens Oral Fluid (Saliva) Specimens
(2002; 36 pages)

Report on the WHO evaluation of 2 ELISAs and 1 Western blot urine HIV assays and 3 simple/rapid saliva HIV assays. The evaluations focus on operational characteristics such as sensitivity, specificity on WHO urine and saliva evaluation panels, 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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