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Table 4 Effect of test characteristic on quality of test (either TAT ≤ 14* or TAT > 14 days)

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 with TAT ≤ 14 days (%)
N = 1517 (94.9)
Number with TAT > 14 days (%)
N = 81 (5.1)
p value
Type of tester
Laboratory specialized282 (89.5)33 (10.5) 
Nurse1 235 (96.3)48 (3.7)0.000
  1. *14 days is the POC EID program standard