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Table 5 Test results of the commercial HIV and TP panels

From: Laboratory evaluation of four HIV/syphilis rapid diagnostic tests

  SD Bioline HIV/Syphilis Duo DPP HIV-Syphilis Assay Multiplo Rapid TP/HIV Antibody Test Insti Multiplex HIV-1/HIV-2/Syphilis Antibody Test
HIV seroconversion panel HIV-1/2 antibodies were detected 0.125 specimens earlier compared to the reference assay HIV-1/2 antibodies were detected 0.25 specimens later compared to the reference assay HIV-1/2 antibodies were detected 0.125 specimens later compared to the reference assay HIV-1/2 antibodies were detected at the same time as the reference assay
HIV mixed titre panels All were correctly detected 88% were correctly detected (22/25; one false reactive, one false non-reactive and one indeterminate) 96% were correctly detected (24/25; one false non-reactive) All were correctly detected
WHO HIV Reference preparations All were correctly detected, with the exception of the Group O specimen (indeterminate) All were correctly detected All were correctly detected All were correctly detected
TP seroconversion panels TP antibodies were detected 2 specimens earlier compared to the reference assay TP antibodies were detected at the same time compared to the reference assay TP antibodies were detected 2 specimens later compared to the reference assay TP antibodies were detected 1 specimen earlier compared to the reference assay
TP mixed titre panels All were correctly detected All were correctly detected All were correctly detected All were correctly detected
WHO TP Reference preparations All were correctly detected All were correctly detected All were correctly detected All were correctly detected