Blind proficiency testing was used to examine nonanalytic performance indicators for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) antibody testing.
Physician offices, clinics, and hospitals located throughout Southern California submitted simulated patient specimens to laboratories as routine test requests.
A total of 32 laboratories were involved during five blind proficiency testing surveys.
Turnaround time for a reactive specimen ranged from three to 17 days.
Laboratory charges for evaluating a reactive specimen varied depending on the volume of testing, prevalence of reactive specimens, and whether screening and confirmatory tests were billed separately or as a package price.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Biologie clinique, Coût, Sérologie, Laboratoire, Virologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Evaluation performance, Latence réponse, Californie, Compte rendu, Test aveugle, Assurance qualité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Clinical biology, Costs, Serology, Laboratory, Virology, United States, North America, America, Performance evaluation, Response latency, California, Report, Quality assurance
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