The federal authorities has authorised the inclusion of Wondfo HIV I and II speedy take a look at kits to be used in Nigeria, NAN reviews.
Coordinator, Nationwide AIDS/STI Management Programme (NASCP), Akudo Ikpeazu, made the announcement whereas presenting the analysis report on the equipment in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Wondfo speedy take a look at equipment might be used as a confirmatory take a look at as a consequence of its excessive specification of 99.4 per cent, the AIDS physique mentioned.
Ikpeazu recalled that in 2019, the Federal Ministry of Well being authorised the conduct of the laboratory efficiency analysis of Wondfo HIV I and II speedy take a look at equipment.
She disclosed that analysis was carried out at a Diagnostic Laboratory, Lagos.
“The speedy take a look at equipment has an accuracy of 99.4 per cent with constructive and adverse predictive values of the equipment to the Gold Commonplace as 99.3 per cent and 99.5 per cent respectively”, Ikpeazu famous.
The official assured that the outcomes met the necessities for the equipment to be included within the first line screening take a look at of the HIV testing algorithm in Nigeria.
The coordinator confirmed that the Nationwide HIV testing algorithms have been developed from rounds of analysis carried out with antibody-based kits.