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HIV testing & quality control a guide for laboratory personnel by Niel T. Constantine

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Published by AIDSTECH, Family Health International in Durham N.C., USA .
Written in English


  • AIDS (Disease) -- Serodiagnosis -- Quality control.,
  • HIV (Viruses) -- Analysis -- Quality control.,
  • Diagnosis, Laboratory -- Quality control.,
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- diagnosis.,
  • AIDS Serodiagnosis -- methods.,
  • AIDS Serodiagnosis -- standards.,
  • HIV Infections -- diagnosis.,
  • Quality Control.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-163).

Other titlesHIV testing and quality control.
Statementauthors, Niel T. Constantine, Johnny D. Callahan, Douglas M. Watts ; editors, Sheila Mitchell, Robert Gringle, Edwin Archbold.
ContributionsCallahan, Johnny D., Watts, Douglas M.
LC ClassificationsRC607.A26 C675 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 165 p. :
Number of Pages165
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1541337M
ISBN 100939704072
LC Control Number91020054

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