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Finger-prick blood samples can be used interchangeably with venous samples for CD4 cell counting indicating their potential for use in CD4 rapid tests

MacLennan, C. A., van Oosterhout, J. J. G., White, S. A., Drayson, M. T., Zijlstra, E. E. and Molyneux, Malcolm E (2007) 'Finger-prick blood samples can be used interchangeably with venous samples for CD4 cell counting indicating their potential for use in CD4 rapid tests'. AIDS, Vol 21, Issue 12, pp. 1643-1645.

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the utility of finger-prick blood samples for CD4 cell counting. We estimated agreement between CD4 cell counts in paired finger-prick and venous samples from 110 HIV-infected adults from Malawi. Bias was 6.6 cells/mu l (limits of agreement -50.7 and 63.7 cells/mu l) for absolute counts and 0.71% (limits of agreement -2.07 and 3.48%) for %CD4/lymphocyte suggesting that finger-prick blood samples can be used interchangeably with venous samples for CD4 cell counting.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QY Clinical Pathology > Blood. Blood Chemistry > QY 402 Cellular elements
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503.1 Diagnosis
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e32823bcb03
Depositing User: Ms Julia Martin
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 08:56
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 09:20
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1367

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