Volume 20, Number 1—January 2014
Multisite Validation of Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay and Quantification by Laser Thermal Contrast
||Cape Town, South Africa
|Mean ± SD age, y||36 ± 8||35 ± 9||35 ± 11||37 ± 10|
|Male sex, no. (%)||168 (56)||174 (49)||87 (61)||22 (59)|
|CD4 cell count/μL median (IQR)||19 (7–38)||16 (7–69)||36 (14–74)||65 (43–97)|
|Diagnostic tests performed, no.|
|India ink microscopy||276||350||142||37|
*IQR, interquartile range; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; LFA, lateral flow immunochromatographic assay; NA, not available.
†Prospective testing with LFA because point-of-care began in April 2011. Eighty LFAs were conducted on cryopreserved samples.
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