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Accuracy of malaria diagnostic tests performed on non-invasively collected samples: a systematic review and meta-analysis

June 9, 2021 - 14:29 -- Open Access
Danwang C, Noubiap JJ, Souopgui J, Gaudart J, Yombi JC, Robert A
BMJ Glob Health. 2021 Jun;6(6):e005634

During the last decade, many studies have assessed the performance of malaria tests on non-invasively collected specimens, but no systematic review has hitherto estimated the overall performance of these tests. We report here the first meta-analysis estimating the diagnostic performance of malaria diagnostic tests performed on saliva, urine, faeces, skin odour (‘sniff and tell’) and hair, using either microscopy or PCR on blood sample as reference test.

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