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Trop Doct. 2005 Jul;35(3):166-7.

The problems of indeterminate HIV results in blood transfusion services in Nigeria.

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Federal Vaccine Production Laboratories, Federal Ministry of Health, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Abstract

Five hundred sera samples were collected from individuals whose age range was 16-40 years, analysed using Murex 1 and 2 and Capillus HIV kit (Cambridge Biotechnology, Cambridge, UK), and confirmed with Western Blot technique (Biorad). Of these, 186 (37.2%) were repeatedly reactive, 90 (48.4%) were confirmed positive, 55 (29.6%) indeterminate (20 [10.7%] from blood donors) and 44 (22.0%) were negative. The data reveal a significant correlation between indeterminate results and confirmed positive sera (P < 0.05). This demonstrates the high incidence of indeterminate HIV results encountered in blood transfusion services.

PMID:
16105345
DOI:
10.1258/0049475054620798
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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