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Volume 22, Number 2—February 2016

Feasibility of Xpert Ebola Assay in Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola Program, Guinea

Rafael Van den BerghComments to Author , Pascale Chaillet, Mamadou Saliou Sow, Mathieu Amand, Charlotte van Vyve, Sylvie Jonckheere, Rosa Crestani, Armand Sprecher, Michel Van Herp, Arlene Chua, Erwan Piriou, Lamine Koivogui, and Annick Antierens
Author affiliations: Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (R. Van den Bergh, P. Chaillet, R. Crestani, A. Sprecher, M. Van Herp, A. Antierens); Hôpital National Donka, Conakry, Guinea (M.S. Sow); Comité de Recherche Ebola de Guinée, Conakry (M.S. Sow); Médecins Sans Frontières, Conakry (M. Amand, C. van Vyve, S. Jonckheere); Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland (A. Chua); Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Singapore (A. Chua); Médecins Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (E. Piriou); Institut National de Santé Publique, Conakry (L. Koivogui)

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Table 2

Timing of steps in Xpert Ebola Assay for blood samples collected at Médecins Sans Frontières Donka Ebola Treatment Center, Conakry, Guinea, May–June 2015*

Step Median (IQR), min
Sampling obtained to sample received at laboratory† 11 (5–20)
Sample received to inactivation 14 (8–28)
Inactivation to start of assay 49 (43–56)
Start of assay to end of assay 94 (94–95)
End of assay to result available 2 (1–8)

*IQR, interquartile range.
†Only 67 samples were included; time of collection was not recorded for other samples.

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