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Table 2 Frequency of positive serological tests for, and confirmation of, HIV, HBsAg, HCV and syphilis infections in non-deferred (voluntary and replacement) blood donor candidates at the provincial hospital of Tete, Mozambique

From: Seroprevalence of transfusion-transmissible infections and evaluation of the pre-donation screening performance at the Provincial Hospital of Tete, Mozambique

  Total donors (n = 679) Voluntary donors (n = 348) Replacement donors (n = 331) P
Demographic data     
Male 609 (89.7%) 310 (89.1%) 299 (90.3%) 0.59
Age 25-65 years 331 (48.7%) 124 (35.6%) 207 (62.5%) < 0.001
HIV testing     
Positive Determine HIV-1/2 rapid test 73 (10.8%) 31(8.9%) 42 (12.7%) 0.14
Positive Determine HIV-1/2 and Uni-Gold HIV-1/2 rapid tests 58 (8.5%) 24 (6.9%) 34 (10.3%) 0.12
HBV testing (HBsAg)     
Positive Determine HBsAg rapid test 69 (10.2%) 30 (8.6%) 39 (11.8%) 0.2
Positive Healthease HBsAg rapid test 190 (28.0%) 97 (27.9%) 93 (28.1%) 1.0
Positive Determine HBsAg rapid test corrected by Murex HBsAg EIA (INS) 72 (10.6%) 30 (8.6%) 42 (12.7%) 0.13
HCV testing     
Positive SD Bioline HCV rapid test 6 (0.9%) 4 (1.1%) 2 (0.6%) 0.69
Positive SD Bioline HCV rapid test confirmed by INNO-LIA (INS) 0 0 0 -
Syphilis testing     
Positive BD Macro-Vue RPR card test 12 (1.8%) 4 (1.1%) 8 (2.4%) 0.25
Positive AraGen RPR card test 16 (2.4%) 5 (1.4%) 11 (3.3 %) 0.13
Positive BD Macro-Vue RPR card tests confirmed by SERODIA TP°PA 8 (1.2%) 2 (0.6 %) 6 (1.8%) 0.17
At least one confirmed transfusion-transmissible infection 127 (18.7%) 54 (15.2%) 74 (22.4%) 0.016
  1. Note: EIA denotes Enzyme ImmunoAssay; LIA Line ImmunoAssay; INS "Instituto Nacional da Saúde" (Maputo); RPR: rapid plasma reagin; TP°PA Treponema pallidum particle agglutination.