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.
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1990|
- Blotting, Western, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, False Negative Reactions, False Positive Reactions, HIV Antibodies, HIV Infections, Humans, Observer Variation, Predictive Value of Tests, Tanzania