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Table 1 Comparison of reports of HIV test results between by VCCT counsellors and laboratory technicians. Further examination using the same test kit and blood samples confirmed that all the reports by the VCCT counsellors were correct, and that four discordant reports* were caused by human errors in the laboratory.

From: Evaluation of the proficiency of trained non-laboratory health staffs and laboratory technicians using a rapid and simple HIV antibody test

  HIV positive reports by VCCT counsellors HIV negative reports by VCCT counsellors Total
HIV positive reports by laboratory technicians 9 2* 11
HIV negative reports by laboratory technicians 2* 550 552
Total 11 552 563