Table 3.

Comparative performance of ST with low-titer performance panel

TestaNo. of reactive specimensb
114
214
314
414
512
612
712 (2)
811
911
1011
1110
1210 (4)
1310 (4)
  • a The tests used were as follows: 1, Abbott HIV-1; 2, Abbott HIV-1/2; 3, CBC HIV-1; 4, Syva HIV-1; 5, CPI HIV-1; 6, Gen Sys HIV-1; 7, Ortho/Cambridge Western blot; 8, ST strip; 9, Org Tek HIV-1; 10, Gen Sys HIV-1/2; 11, Fluorognost IFA; 12, Bio-Rad Western blot; 13, Organon Teknika Western blot.

  • b See text for details concerning the panel. The data for all but the ST test strip were provided by Boston Biomedica, Inc.; the EIA data were from in-house analyses performed by Boston Biomedica, Inc. The total possible number of reactive specimens was 14. The values in parentheses are the number of specimens with indeterminate results.