VS_T field

Containing table:
Explanation of variable:
IF AVAILABLE, type of ASSAY used for this measurement
Format of data:
character. see coding table for valid codings.

Coding Table

CodeViral test used
1Roche qualitative (Amplicor) [HCV and HBV]
10Rapid diagnostic test -3rd generation [HIV]
11Rapid diagnostic test -4th generation [HIV]
12Self-test-oral [HIV]
13Self-test-blood-based [HIV]
14Immunoassay (EIA, CLIA, ECL) - 3rd generation [HIV]
15Immunoassay (EIA,CLIA, ECL) plus p24 - 4th generation [HIV]
16WB: Western blot/immunoblot [HIV]
17NAT (Nucleic Acid Test) [HIV]
2Roche quantitative test for HBV (Cobas Amplicor HBV monitor)
3Bayer Bdna quantitative [HCV]
4Bayer Bdna quantitative [HBV]
5Roche Taqman
6Abbott Real Time [HCV and HBV]
7Siemens VERSANT [HCV and HBV] DNA (bNA)
8Quiagen artus [HCV and HBV] PCR kit