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DNA recovery from archived RDTs for genetic characterization of Plasmodium falciparum in a routine setting in Lambaréné, Gabon

October 7, 2019 - 15:28 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
The Trong Nguyen, Brice Nzigou Mombo, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:336, 2 October 2019

Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have been described as a source of genetic material to analyse malaria parasites in proof-of-concept studies. The increasing use of RDTs (e.g., in focal or mass screening and treatment campaigns) makes this approach particularly attractive for large-scale investigations of parasite populations. In this study, the complexity of Plasmodium falciparum infections, parasite load and chloroquine resistance transporter gene mutations were investigated in DNA samples extracted from positive RDTs, obtained in a routine setting and archived at ambient temperature.

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