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Table 2 Process indicators: production of resistance report

From: Implementing antiretroviral resistance testing in a primary health care HIV treatment programme in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: early experiences, achievements and challenges

  Genotype generation* Laboratory report† Specialist recommendations‡ Total report turnaround time§
All samples     
Median 12 1 2 18
IQR 7-20 0-3 1-6 13-29
Range 0-151 0-61 0-24 2-154
Clinic     
Median 12 1 2 16
IQR 8-19 0-3 1-5 13-28
Range 0-151 0-61 0-24 4-154
Support camp     
Median 15 1 4 25
IQR 7-23 0-2 2-7 13-29
Range 0-144 0-47 0-17 2-153
  1. IQR, interquartile range.
  2. *Time from specimen collection to generation of initial genotype report.
  3. Time from generation of initial genotype report to sending report to specialist clinician.
  4. Time from sending of laboratory report to specialist clinician to receipt of final report by medical officer.
  5. §Time from initial specimen collection to receipt of final report by medical officer.