Operational Characteristics of Commercially Available Assays to Determine Antibodies to HIV-1 and or HIV-2 in Human Sera - Report 9/10
(1998; 72 pages)

Report on the WHO evaluation of 10 simple/rapid and 10 ELISA HIV test kits. The evaluations focus on operational characteristics such as their sensitivity and 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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