Capacity of US labs to provide TLI in support of early HIV-1 intervention

R. O. Valdiserri, G. D. Cross, A. R. Gerber, R. E. Schwartz, T. L. Hearn

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Abstract

We surveyed laboratories to assess their capacity to perform T-lymphocyte immunophenotyping. Of the 1026 respondents, 279 located in 41 states and the District of Columbia performed this type of testing. Most laboratories were located in hospitals, reported a low weekly test volume, and indicated that it took 6-24 weeks for flow cytometer operators to become proficient. Many laboratories appear to have the capacity to perform additional CD4+ cell testing, but training additional operators may be necessary. The paucity of laboratories performing T-lymphocyte immunophenotyping in the public sector may affect referral patterns from that setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-494
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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