CD4 stabilization tubes provide improved accuracy of absolute CD4 T-cell counts compared to standard K3 EDTA tubes in human immunodeficiency virus immunologic monitoring in resource-poor settings

Joseph P. Shott, Boaz Iga, Fredrick Makumbi, Charles Luswata, Charles Kagulire, Josephine Nammanda, Lisa A. Mills, David Serwadda, Thomas C Quinn, Steven James Reynolds

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CD4 stabilization tubes have the ability to ensure internal quality control in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) monitoring laboratory by maintaining accurate absolute CD4 T-cell counts for up to 6 days. Here, we assessed this technology for its use in an HIV clinical monitoring laboratory in a resource-poor setting in rural Uganda.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1623-1624
Number of pages2
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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