This study evaluated three rapid test kits for HIV antibody detection. Thirty consecutive blood specimens from the infectious diseases outpatient clinic were examined by three house officers who tested each specimen twice in a blind and randomized experiment. HIV-Chek (Du Pont) and HIV-1/HIV-2 TestPack (Abbott) were easy to handle and gave good intra- and interobserver agreement and good agreement with routine ELISA. Recombigen (BioScience) was difficult to interpret and gave poorer intra- and inter-observer variation. We suggest that HIV-Chek and TestPack can be used for assessment of patients' HIV antibody status in emergency circumstances with only minimal instruction of the staff.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Reproducibility of a rapid test for HIV antibody|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 8 jul. 1991|