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malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)

Cost-effectiveness of malaria diagnosis using rapid diagnostic tests compared to microscopy or clinical symptoms alone in Afghanistan

June 2, 2015 - 06:15 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Kristian S Hansen, Eleanor Grieve, Toby J Leslie, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:217 (28 May 2015)

RDTs remain cost-effective across a range of drug costs and if microscopy is used for a range of diagnostic services.

Pan-Plasmodium band sensitivity for Plasmodium falciparum detection in combination malaria rapid diagnostic tests and implications for clinical management

March 18, 2015 - 16:26 -- Open Access
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Michelle L Gatton, Roxanne R Rees-Channer, Jeffrey Glenn, John W Barnwell, Qin Cheng, Peter L Chiodini, Sandra Incardona, Iveth J González, Jane Cunningham
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:115 (18 March 2015)

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.

Malaria rapid diagnostic test as point-of-care test: study protocol for evaluating the VIKIA® Malaria Ag Pf/Pan

March 16, 2015 - 14:19 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Saorin Kim, Sina Nhem, Dany Dourng, Didier Ménard
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:114 (14 March 2015)

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.

Plasmodium falciparum parasites lacking histidine-rich protein 2 and 3: a review and recommendations for accurate reporting

July 30, 2014 - 07:22 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Cheng Q, Gatton ML, Barnwell J, Chiodini P, McCarthy J, Bell D, Cunningham J
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :283 (22 July 2014)

Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) play a critical role in malaria case management, surveillance and case investigations.

Regional and temporal trends in malaria commodity costs: an analysis of Global Fund data for 79 countries

January 3, 2014 - 07:15 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Wafula F, Agweyu A, Macintyre K
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :466 (30 December 2013)

This paper concludes that global procurement costs do vary by region and have reduced overall over time.

Routine parallel diagnosis of malaria using microscopy and the malaria rapid diagnostic test SD 05FK60: the experience of Medecins Sans Frontieres in Myanmar

May 23, 2013 - 07:38 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kosack CS, Naing W, Piriou E, Shanks L
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:167 (21 May 2013)
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In field conditions in Myanmar, the SD 05FK60 malaria RDT performed consistent with other reports.

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