All rights are reserved for International Consortium for Blood Safety (ICBS). The data, tables and information on the evaluation of test-kits may not be reproduced, in part or in whole, without written approval from ICBS (the name and address of the contact person are indicated below *).  The results and information must not be used in conjunction with promotional or commercial purposes. The mention of companies and manufacturers' products in this evaluation does not imply that they are endorsed by ICBS in preference to others not mentioned.

The data and information presented represent the results of test kits from the lots purchased and evaluated; the possibility of test performance variation from lot to lot should be considered. ICBS and the ICBS Blood Screening & Test-Kits Evaluation Center at Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) in Langen, Germany, provide no guarantee that the evaluation conducted is complete and/or error free. Thus, ICBS and the ICBS Blood Screening & Test-Kits Evaluation Center at PEI disclaim any responsibility or liability for any use made of the data and information presented in this evaluation.

* Mohamed El-Nageh, MD, Ph.D.,
Executive Director,
International Consortium for Blood Safety (ICBS)
Room 1 - 129
At: The New York Blood Center
310 East 67th St, New York, NY 10021 U.S.A.
Tel 212. 570. 3319
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ICBS focuses on improving the safety of blood transfusion in the developing (restricted economy) world