RDTs remain cost-effective across a range of drug costs and if microscopy is used for a range of diagnostic services.
malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)
In active P. falciparum infections it is common for combination RDTs to return a positive HRP2 band combined with a negative pan-pLDH band, and when both bands are positive, often the pan band is faint.
The data presented in this study clearly demonstrate that the performance of the VIKIA® Malaria Ag Pf/Pan test when performed by traditional end-users in field conditions is similar to that obtained by a research team and that this RDT can be considered as a point-of-care tool/assay.
Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) play a critical role in malaria case management, surveillance and case investigations.
This paper concludes that global procurement costs do vary by region and have reduced overall over time.
In field conditions in Myanmar, the SD 05FK60 malaria RDT performed consistent with other reports.