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Table 1 Characteristics of tests run

From: Task shifting for point-of-care early infant diagnosis: a comparison of the quality of testing between nurses and laboratory personnel in Zimbabwe

Test characteristicNumber (%)
N = 1847
Outcome of test
 Successful1 682 (91.1)
 IQC failure165 (8.9)
Type of tester
 Laboratory specialized364 (19.7)
 Nurse1 483 (80.3)
Type of health facility
 Testing site1 000 (54.1)
 Spoke site847 (45.9)
Number of previous tests run
 < 20 (no experience)670 (36.3)
 20–59 (low experience)748 (40.5)
 60–99 (medium experience)216 (11.7)
 ≥ 100 (highly experienced)213 (11.5)
Site-tester categories
 Laboratory specialized only253 (13.7)
 Nurse only1 251 (67.7)
 Both nurse and laboratory specialized343 (18.6)